984 Bostwick Ln. Ste. 6
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Ocean Alternative Education Center serves 112 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-29% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-59% (which is approximately equal to the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 112 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 37:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-29%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-59%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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School Overview

Ocean Alternative Education Center's student population of 112 students has grown by 60% over five school years.
The teacher population of 3 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
112 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
3 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Ocean Alternative Education Center is 0.48, 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)
(18-19)
20-29%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
50-59%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
37:1
22:1
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American Indian
4%
n/a
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Asian
n/a
12%
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Hispanic
17%
56%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
70%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.48
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
1%
7%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ocean Alternative Education Center's ranking?

Ocean Alternative Education Center ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 20%).

What schools are Ocean Alternative Education Center often compared to?

Ocean Alternative Education Centeris often viewed alongside schools like Tierra Pacifica Charter, Rio Del Mar Elementary School by visitors of our site.

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

20-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 50-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

How many students attend Ocean Alternative Education Center?

112 students attend Ocean Alternative Education Center.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

70% of Ocean Alternative Education Center students are White, 17% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are American Indian, and 3% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Ocean Alternative Education Center?

Ocean Alternative Education Center has a student ration of 37:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Ocean Alternative Education Center offer ?

Ocean Alternative Education Center offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8

What school district is Ocean Alternative Education Center part of?

Ocean Alternative Education Center is part of Live Oak Elementary School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 112 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 37:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-29%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-59%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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