Valley Alternative Magnet



Valley Alternative Magnet Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Valley Alternative Magnet Students by Grade
PK 0
K 18
1 25
2 40
3 42
4 53
5 51
6 57
7 68
8 67
9 50
10 54
11 47
12 47

Valley Alternative Magnet is a public high school of the Los Angeles Unified School District located in Van Nuys, CA. It has 619 students in grades Kindergarten through 12th. Valley Alternative Magnet is the 1,008th largest public high school in California and the 9,197th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 23.8 to 1.

Total Students: 619
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 23.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 26
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 9,197th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in California: 1,008th out of 2,635
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 1,816th out of 2,608
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 1,091st out of 2,608

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Valley Alternative Magnet Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 318
(51%)
106,091
(51%)
 Female 301
(49%)
100,811
(49%)

Valley Alternative Magnet Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 269
(43%)
17,880
(9%)
 Hispanic 231
(37%)
154,139
(74%)
 Asian 81
(13%)
12,770
(6%)
 Black 26
(4%)
17,936
(9%)
 Two or More 10
(2%)
3,003
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
648
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
526
(0%)

Valley Alternative Magnet Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 328
(53%)
139,457
(67%)
 Not Eligible 195
(32%)
44,765
(22%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 96
(16%)
22,680
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Valley Alternative Magnet is ranked 860th out of 2,578 ranked schools in California, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Valley Alternative Magnet students on free and reduced lunch assistance (68.5%) is higher than the state average of 55.7%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Valley Alternative Magnet Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 576
2006 561
2007 550
2008 571
2009 602
2010 641
2011 602
2012 597
2013 605
2014 616
2015 619

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 21.3
2006 20.8
2007 17.6
2008 22
2009 23.2
2010 N/A
2011 27.4
2012 27.1
2013 27.5
2014 25.1
2015 23.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.5625
2006 0.5650623885918
2007 0.59818181818182
2008 0.56567425569177
2009 0.60797342192691
2010 0.34633385335413
2011 0.038205980066445
2012 0.60469011725293
2013 0.63801652892562
2014 0.61363636363636
2015 0.68497576736672

Compare Valley Alternative Magnet to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
2,095.7% 21.0:1
 
2,380.0% 23.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 55.7%
 
This School 68.5%
 

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