815 Allerton St.
Redwood City, CA 94063
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Orion Alternative serves 211 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Orion Alternative placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 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 Rankings

Orion Alternative ranks 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 stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
211 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
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School Rankings

Orion Alternative is ranked within the top 30% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2864 out of 9659 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Orion Alternative and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
23:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Orion Alternative and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2006-07 school year data.
Asian
3%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Orion Alternative and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
42%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Orion Alternative and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Orion Alternative and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
White
47%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Orion Alternative and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Two or more races
6%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Orion Alternative and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Orion Alternative.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Orion Alternative and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Orion Alternative and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative school / Magnet School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 211 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.60 (Top 50%)

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