West Mall Alternative

  • West Mall Alternative serves 104 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 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-49% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • West Mall 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

  • West Mall Alternative's student population of 104 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 5 teachers has grown by 25% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students104 students
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Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Mall Alternative is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of West Mall Alternative is 0.46, 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 Testing Rank#5878 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-29%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-49%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:123:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
22%
54%
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Black
4%
5%
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White
70%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Mall Alternative. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.460.64
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Graduation Rate
80-89%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAtascadero Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (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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