W.a. Bass Alternative Learning Center
W.a. Bass Alternative Learning Center serves 45 students in grades 9-12.
W.a. Bass Alternative Learning Center 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 ≤10% (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 ≤20% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the Tennessee state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 37% (majority Black).
W.a. Bass Alternative Learning Center ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:
W.a. Bass Alternative Learning Center's student population of 45 students has declined by 49% over five school years.
The teacher population of 10 teachers has declined by 23% over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
W.a. Bass Alternative Learning Center 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 W.a. Bass Alternative Learning Center is 0.34, which is less than 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
State Level (TN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1547 out of 1705 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
National School Lunch Program
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education
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