Christian Alternative School

  • Christian Alternative School serves 603 students in grades KG-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the AL average of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 44%.
  • Christian Alternative School operates within the Birmingham City School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 603 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 23% over five years.
School TypeAlternative school / Magnet School
Grades OfferedGrades KG-8
Total Students603 students
Christian Alternative School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Christian Alternative School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
Christian Alternative School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeChristian Alternative School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio21:118:1
Christian Alternative School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
n/a
1%
Christian Alternative School Asian Students (1995-2014)
Hispanic
1%
6%
Christian Alternative School Black Students (2005-2015)
Black
96%
33%
Christian Alternative School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
3%
56%
Christian Alternative School White Students (1991-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsChristian Alternative School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownAL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.080.58
Christian Alternative School Diversity Score (1991-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
34%
47%
Christian Alternative School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
5%
Christian Alternative School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

  • Birmingham City School District's student population of 23,932 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,602 is higher than the state average of $10,181. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $14,792 is higher than the state average of $10,301. The district spending/student has grown by 27% over four years.
School District NameBirmingham City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
52
6
Number of Students Managed23,9322,879
Birmingham City School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$291 MM$30 MM
Birmingham City School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$371 MM$30 MM
Birmingham City School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$11,602$10,181
Birmingham City School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$14,792$10,301
Birmingham City School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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