Central Unified Alternative/opportunity

Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Central Unified Alternative/opportunity serves 218 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Central Unified Alternative/opportunity placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Central Unified Alternative/opportunity places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Central Unified Alternative/opportunity's student population of 218 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 9 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students218 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Central Unified Alternative/opportunity
Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
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School Comparison

Central Unified Alternative/opportunity is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Central Unified Alternative/opportunity is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#9063 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:123:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
2%
12%
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Hispanic
67%
54%
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Black
9%
5%
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White
20%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.510.64
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Graduation Rate
40-44%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Central Unified Alternative/opportunity and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Central Unified Alternative/opportunity and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCentral Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Central Unified Alternative/opportunity is Central High East Campus (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is El Capitan Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hanh Phan Tilley Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fresno Hanh Phan Tilley Elementary School Math: 20% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 442 students
    0.8 miles
    2280 N. Valentine Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93722
    (559) 512-6912
    0.8 K-6 442
  • Fresno El Capitan Middle School Math: 20% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 712 students
    0.9 miles
    4443 W. Weldon Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93722
    (559) 276-5270
    0.9 7-8 712
  • Fresno John Steinbeck Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 769 students
    1.0 miles
    3550 N. Milburn Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93722
    (559) 276-3141
    1 K-6 769
  • Fresno Mckinley Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 830 students
    1.1 miles
    4444 W. Mckinley Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93722
    (559) 276-5232
    1.1 K-6 830
  • Fresno Central High East Campus Math: 15% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 4,168 students
    1.2 miles
    3535 N. Cornelia Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93722
    (559) 276-0280
    1.2 9-12 4,168

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