Hwy 30 East
Denison, IA 51442
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Denison Alternative High School serves 32 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 79%) for the 2013-14 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2013-14 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Denison Alternative High School's student population of 32 students has grown by 39% over five school years.
The teacher population of 1 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
32 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
1 teacher
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Denison Alternative High School is 0.56, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (IA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(13-14)
<50%
79%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(13-14)
<50%
76%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
32:1
14:1
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American Indian
3%
n/a
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
19%
11%
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Black
9%
6%
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White
63%
76%
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Hawaiian
3%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.56
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Graduation Rate
≥50%
88%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 32 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 32:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥50% (Btm 50% in IA)
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 1%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.56 (Top 10%)

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