Columbia Alternative Education

  • Columbia Alternative Education serves 119 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Columbia Alternative Education placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

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School Overview

  • Columbia Alternative Education's student population of 119 students has grown by 48% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 4 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students119 students
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Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Columbia Alternative Education is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Columbia Alternative Education is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank#2023 out of 3119 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:118:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
2%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Columbia Alternative Education and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
3%
18%
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White
92%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Columbia Alternative Education. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.150.52
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Graduation Rate30-39%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Columbia Alternative Education and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Columbia Alternative Education and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameColumbia School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Columbia Alternative Education is Columbia Step Up (0.1 miles away)
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