Kimmel Alternative School

  • Kimmel Alternative School serves 23 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is <50% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 43%) for the 2014-15 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥50% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • Kimmel Alternative School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Kimmel Alternative School's student population of 23 students has declined by 45% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 6 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students23 students
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Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Kimmel Alternative School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,808 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 4:1 has decreased from 8:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Kimmel Alternative School is 0.42, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (14-15)<50%
43%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (14-15)≥50%
62%
Student : Teacher Ratio4:115:1
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Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
18%
15%
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White
74%
66%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.420.27
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Graduation Rate<50%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAltoona Area SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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