Mendocino Alternative serves 20 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.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 20 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 1% in CA)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥50% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Mendocino Alternative's student population of 20 students has grown by 53% over five school years.
The teacher population of 1 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Total Students
20 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
1 teacher
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Mendocino Alternative is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(11-12)
<50%
59%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(11-12)
≥50%
58%
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
22:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Mendocino Alternative and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
n/a
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Mendocino Alternative and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Hispanic
15%
56%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Black
n/a
5%
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
75%
22%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
5%
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 2020-21 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This 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 Score
0.41
This chart display the diversity score of Mendocino Alternative and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
53%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
20%
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.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

<50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 59% CA state average), while ≥50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 58% CA state average).

How many students attend Mendocino Alternative?

20 students attend Mendocino Alternative.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

75% of Mendocino Alternative students are White, 15% of students are Hispanic, and 10% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Mendocino Alternative?

Mendocino Alternative has a student ration of 20:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Mendocino Alternative offer ?

Mendocino Alternative offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-12

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 20 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥50% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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