Polaris High (alternative)

  • Polaris High (alternative) serves 132 students in grades 7-12.
  • 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 40-49% (which is approximately equal to the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Polaris High (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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77%.

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School Overview

  • Polaris High (alternative)'s student population of 132 students has declined by 50% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 4 teachers has declined by 50% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students132 students
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Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Polaris High (alternative) is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,584 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Polaris High (alternative) is 0.51, 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 School Rank (16-17)#7054 out of 9584 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-49%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio33:123:1
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American Indian
3%
1%
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Asian
4%
12%
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Hispanic
68%
54%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
13%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
10%
4%
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Diversity Score0.510.64
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Graduation Rate50-54%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnaheim Union High School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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