Lehman Alternative Community School

111 Chestnut St
Ithaca, NY 14850
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 280 students in grades 6-12, Lehman Alternative Community School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 280 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • : 70-79% (Btm 50% in NY)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • : 60-79% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Lehman Alternative Community School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Lehman Alternative Community School's student population of 280 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
280 students
This chart displays total students of Lehman Alternative Community School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Gender %
This chart displays gender of Lehman Alternative Community School
Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
This chart displays the total teachers of Lehman Alternative Community School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart displays the students of Lehman Alternative Community School by grade.

School Rankings

Lehman Alternative Community School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 4,377 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Lehman Alternative Community School is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NY)
#2225 out of 4377 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Lehman Alternative Community School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
25-29%
46%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Lehman Alternative Community School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
60-64%
49%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Lehman Alternative Community School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
60-79%
78%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Lehman Alternative Community School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
11:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Lehman Alternative Community School and the public school average student teacher ratio of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart displays the percentage of American Indian students in Lehman Alternative Community School and percentage of American Indian public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Asian
3%
10%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Lehman Alternative Community School and the percentage of Asian public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
6%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Lehman Alternative Community School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
5%
16%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Lehman Alternative Community School and the percentage of Black public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
74%
41%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Lehman Alternative Community School and the percentage of White public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
12%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Lehman Alternative Community School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Lehman Alternative Community School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in New York.
0.44
This chart displays the diversity score of Lehman Alternative Community School and the public school average diversity score of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
70-79%
87%
This chart displays graduation rate of Lehman Alternative Community School and public school graduation rate of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
51%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Lehman Alternative Community School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Lehman Alternative Community School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lehman Alternative Community School's ranking?
Lehman Alternative Community School is ranked #2225 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Lehman Alternative Community School often compared to?
Lehman Alternative Community Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Ithaca Senior High School, New Roots Charter School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 60-64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
What is the graduation rate of Lehman Alternative Community School?
The graduation rate of Lehman Alternative Community School is 70-79%, which is lower than the New York state average of 87%.
How many students attend Lehman Alternative Community School?
280 students attend Lehman Alternative Community School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
74% of Lehman Alternative Community School students are White, 12% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Black, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Lehman Alternative Community School?
Lehman Alternative Community School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Lehman Alternative Community School offer ?
Lehman Alternative Community School offers enrollment in grades 6-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Lehman Alternative Community School part of?
Lehman Alternative Community School is part of Ithaca City School District.

School Reviews

Review Lehman Alternative Community School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

Should Teacher Salaries be Public Information?
Should Teacher Salaries be Public Information?
Public school teachers are considered public servants – but does that make their salary details public information? Learn about the heated debate surrounding whether teacher salaries should be made public.
The Link Between Education and Incarceration: The NAACP Report
The Link Between Education and Incarceration: The NAACP Report
Education and the rate of incarceration have been linked in a recent NAACP report. Learn about the report and the troubling findings.
Bussing: North Carolina's New Student Assignment Plan
Bussing: North Carolina's New Student Assignment Plan
We analyze a new plan for student assignment in two North Carolina school districts and the public reaction to the idea of bussing students – as well as alternatives that have been proposed by education experts.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 280 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • : 70-79% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • : 60-79% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Related School Videos

Quick Links