West Mall Alternative

  • West Mall Alternative serves 99 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20-29% (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 50-59% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

School Overview

  • West Mall Alternative's student population of 99 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 5 teachers has grown by 66% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students99 students
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Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Mall Alternative's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Mall Alternative is 0.53, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#3114 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-29%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-59%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:123:1
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American Indian
4%
1%
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Asian
1%
11%
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Hispanic
25%
54%
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Black
3%
6%
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White
64%
24%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.530.64
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Graduation Rate≥80%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAtascadero Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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The program that West Mall uses (Apex) is full of typos and inconsistencies, and requires constant attention, even over Winter and Spring break. The teachers aren't helpful, but just blame any problems on either the student or the computer program.
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