Columbus Alternative High School

  • Columbus Alternative High School serves 806 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 45-49% (which is lower than the Ohio state average of 61%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the Ohio state average of 55%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Columbus Alternative High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Ohio for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Ohio state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Ohio state average of 29%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Columbus Alternative High School's student population of 806 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students806 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Columbus Alternative High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,224 schools in Ohio (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Columbus Alternative High School is 0.59, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (OH)
Overall School Rank#1137 out of 3,224 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
61%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)85-89%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:118:1
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Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
5%
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Black
56%
17%
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White
31%
71%
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Two or more races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.590.24
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Graduation Rate90-94%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameColumbus City School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, OH Dept. of Education

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