Open Alternative

  • Open Alternative serves 88 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤10% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 20-29% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

School Overview

  • Open Alternative's student population of 88 students has declined by 34% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 4 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students88 students
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Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Open Alternative's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Open Alternative is 0.58, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. 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#4335 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-29%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
11%
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Hispanic
47%
54%
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Black
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Open Alternative and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
45%
24%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Open Alternative.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.580.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Open Alternative and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSanta Barbara Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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