Petersen Alternative Center For Education

  • Petersen Alternative Center For Education serves 194 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤10% (which is lower than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≤10% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Petersen Alternative Center For Education 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Petersen Alternative Center For Education's student population of 194 students has declined by 27% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 6 teachers has declined by 50% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students194 students
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Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Petersen Alternative Center For Education is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Petersen Alternative Center For Education is 0.52, 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#9138 out of 9,595 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
37%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Petersen Alternative Center For Education and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio32:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
11%
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Hispanic
66%
54%
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Black
5%
6%
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White
21%
24%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Petersen Alternative Center For Education.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.520.41
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Graduation Rate15-19%
83%
Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Petersen Alternative Center For Education and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameStanislaus County Office of Education School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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