Orion Alternative

Orion Alternative serves 211 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Orion Alternative placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Orion Alternative places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Orion Alternative's student population of 211 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 9 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school / Magnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students211 students
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Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
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School Comparison

Orion Alternative is ranked within the top 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 Orion Alternative is 0.60, 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
#3034 out of 9602 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:123:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
12%
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Hispanic
42%
54%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
47%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.600.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRedwood City Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Orion Alternative is Everest Public High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Connect Community Charter (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Redwood City Everest Public High School Charter School
    Grades: 9-12 | 400 students
    0.3 miles
    455 Fifth Ave.
    Redwood City, CA 94063
    (650) 366-1050
    0.3 9-12 400
  • Redwood City Connect Community Charter Charter School
    Grades: K-8 | 214 students
    0.4 miles
    635 Oakside Ave.
    Redwood City, CA 94063
    (650) 562-7190
    0.4 K-8 214
  • Redwood City Sequoia High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,133 students
    0.4 miles
    1201 Brewster Ave.
    Redwood City, CA 94062
    (650) 367-9780
    0.4 9-12 2,133
  • Redwood City Mckinley Institute Of Technology Magnet School
    Grades: 6-8 | 408 students
    0.6 miles
    400 Duane St.
    Redwood City, CA 94062
    (650) 482-2410
    0.6 6-8 408
  • Redwood City North Star Academy Magnet School
    Grades: 3-8 | 536 students
    0.6 miles
    400 Duane St.
    Redwood City, CA 94062
    (650) 482-2411
    0.6 3-8 536

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