19 N. Illinois Ave.
Mason City, IA 50401
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Alternative School serves 84 students in grades 9-12.
Alternative School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21-39% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21-39% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Alternative School's student population of 84 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 6 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
84 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
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School Rankings

Alternative School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,227 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Alternative School is 0.40, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1221 out of 1227 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21-39%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21-39%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
16%
11%
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Black
7%
6%
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White
76%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.40
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Graduation Rate
70-79%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 84 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70-79% (Btm 50% in IA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.40 (Top 30%)

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