Mendocino Alternative

  • Mendocino Alternative serves 13 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is <50% (which is lower than the California state average of 59%) for the 2011-12 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥50% (which is lower than the California state average of 58%) for the 2011-12 school year.
  • Mendocino Alternative placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2011-12 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Mendocino Alternative's student population of 13 students has grown by 30% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 1 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students13 students
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Total Classroom Teachers1 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mendocino Alternative is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,032 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2011-12 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Mendocino Alternative is 0.36, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (11-12)<50%
59%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (11-12)≥50%
58%
Student : Teacher Ratio13:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
11%
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Hispanic
n/a
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Mendocino Alternative and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Black
n/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Mendocino Alternative and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2006-07 school year data.
White
77%
24%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Mendocino Alternative and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
23%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Mendocino Alternative and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mendocino Alternative.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.360.64
This chart display the diversity score of Mendocino Alternative and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Mendocino Alternative and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mendocino Alternative and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMendocino Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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