Foundations Alternative Program

  • Foundations Alternative Program serves 36 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40-59% (which is approximately equal to the Minnesota state average of 59%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 21-39% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 33%.

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School Overview

  • Foundations Alternative Program's student population of 36 students has grown by 38% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 9 teachers has grown by 125% over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students36 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Foundations Alternative Program
Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Foundations Alternative Program's student:teacher ratio of 4:1 has decreased from 6:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Foundations Alternative Program is 0.33, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Overall School Rank#1107 out of 1,784 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-59%
59%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Foundations Alternative Program and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)21-39%
61%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Foundations Alternative Program and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio4:116:1
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Hispanic
9%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Foundations Alternative Program and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
2%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Foundations Alternative Program and the percentage of Black public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
81%
67%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Foundations Alternative Program and the percentage of White public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
8%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Foundations Alternative Program.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score0.330.34
This chart display the diversity score of Foundations Alternative Program and the public school average diversity score of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Foundations Alternative Program and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRegion 6 and 8-SW/WC Service Coop School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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