Kimmel Alternative School

  • Kimmel Alternative School serves 38 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

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School Overview

  • Kimmel Alternative School's student population of 38 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 5 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students38 students
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Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Kimmel Alternative School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,820 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Kimmel Alternative School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank#1846 out of 2820 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:115:1
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
3%
11%
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Black
18%
15%
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White
79%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score0.350.53
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Graduation Rate<50%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAltoona Area School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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