Richmond Alternative

  • Richmond Alternative serves 647 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 42% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 70% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 50%.

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School Overview

  • Richmond Alternative's student population of 647 students has grown by 167% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 5 teachers has declined by 79% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students647 students
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Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
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School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#1796 out of 1,796 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Richmond Alternative and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Richmond Alternative and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ration/a15:1
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
2%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Richmond Alternative and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
49%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Richmond Alternative and the percentage of Black public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
43%
50%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Richmond Alternative and the percentage of White public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
5%
5%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Richmond Alternative.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.58n/a
This chart display the diversity score of Richmond Alternative and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate10-14%
87%
Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Richmond Alternative and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Richmond Alternative and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRichmond City Pblc Schs School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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