455 North Boyers
Gallatin, TN 37066
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
R T Fisher Alternative serves 114 students in grades 1-12.
R T Fisher Alternative placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the Tennessee state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 37% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

R T Fisher Alternative ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

R T Fisher Alternative's student population of 114 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 1-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
114 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

R T Fisher Alternative is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,705 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of R T Fisher Alternative is 0.55, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (TN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1655 out of 1705 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
39%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
35%
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
10%
10%
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Black
29%
22%
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White
60%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.55
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

School Reviews

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This school has helped me realize that it is important to follow the rules and not be in trouble all the time.The teachers are great they have also helped me realize that just because i made a few bad decisions doesnt make me a bad child i know that i made a mistake and now im paying for it i have learned alot the 28 days ive been there.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Students: 114 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 6:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in TN
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.55 (Top 20%)

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