Alternative School

  • Alternative School serves 78 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60-79% (which is approximately equal to the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 60-79% (which is approximately equal to the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 23%.

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School Overview

  • Alternative School's student population of 78 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 5 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students78 students
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Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Alternative School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Alternative School is 0.39, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank#1047 out of 1,252 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-79%
77%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-79%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
17%
11%
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Black
6%
6%
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White
76%
77%
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Alternative School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.390.25
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Graduation Rate60-69%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alternative School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMason City Comm School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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