Open Alternative

Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Open Alternative serves 70 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Open 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11-19% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-39% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Open Alternative's student population of 70 students has declined by 49% over five school years.
The teacher population of 4 teachers has declined by 33% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students70 students
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Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
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School Comparison

Open Alternative is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Open Alternative is 0.57, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#7763 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11-19%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-39%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
12%
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Hispanic
42%
54%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
51%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.570.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSanta Barbara Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Open Alternative is Santa Barbara County Community (1.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is La Colina Junior High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hope Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Santa Barbara La Colina Junior High School Math: 62% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 7-8 | 901 students
    0.1 miles
    4025 Foothill Rd.
    Santa Barbara, CA 93110
    (805) 967-4506
    0.1 7-8 901
  • Santa Barbara Hope Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-6 | 312 students
    0.4 miles
    3970-a La Colina Rd.
    Santa Barbara, CA 93110
    (805) 563-2974
    0.4 K-6 312
  • Santa Barbara Monte Vista Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-6 | 308 students
    0.5 miles
    730 N. Hope Ave.
    Santa Barbara, CA 93110
    (805) 687-5333
    0.5 K-6 308
  • Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County Community Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 24 students
    1.0 miles
    4400 Cathedral Oaks Rd.
    Santa Barbara, CA 93160
    (805) 967-5307
    1 7-12 24
  • Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County Juvenile Court Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 100 students
    1.0 miles
    4400 Cathedral Oaks Rd.
    Santa Barbara, CA 93110
    (805) 967-5307
    1 7-12 100

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