Alternative School



Alternative School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Alternative School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 11
11 20
12 54

Alternative School is a public high school of the Mason City Community School District located in Mason City, IA. It has 85 students in grades 9th through 12th. Alternative School is the 341st largest public high school in Iowa and the 21,079th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 15.7 to 1.

Total Students: 85
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 5.4
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 21,079th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 341st out of 366
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 295th out of 365
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 349th out of 366

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Alternative School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 47
(55%)
819
(50%)
 Male 38
(45%)
816
(50%)

Alternative School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 68
(80%)
1,355
(83%)
 Hispanic 9
(11%)
151
(9%)
 Black 6
(7%)
85
(5%)
 Asian 1
(1%)
22
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(1%)
6
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
15
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Alternative School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 43
(51%)
615
(38%)
 Not Eligible 31
(36%)
867
(53%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 11
(13%)
153
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Alternative School is ranked 274th out of 362 ranked schools in Iowa, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Alternative School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (63.5%) is significantly higher than the state average of 36.6%. 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.

Alternative School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 63
2006 79
2007 95
2008 73
2009 101
2010 111
2011 105
2012 88
2013 90
2014 80
2015 85

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 9
2006 11.3
2007 11.9
2008 9.1
2009 12.4
2010 17.3
2011 16.4
2012 16.3
2013 16.7
2014 14.8
2015 15.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.53968253968254
2006 0.49367088607595
2007 0.52631578947368
2008 0.72602739726027
2009 0.66336633663366
2010 0.62162162162162
2011 0.75238095238095
2012 0.72727272727273
2013 0.63333333333333
2014 0.725
2015 0.63529411764706

Compare Alternative School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,426.6% 14.3:1
 
1,570.0% 15.7:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 36.6%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 63.5%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Alternative School
Mason City, IA
Public 09 - 12 85 15.7:1  
North Iowa Christian School
Mason City, IA
Private KG - 12 65 9:1 1 miles
Mason City High School
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Public 09 - 12 1,002 18:1 1 miles
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Public 07 - 08 548 15:1 1 miles
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Public 07 - 12 252 13.1:1 14 miles
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Public 07 - 08 144 13.4:1 16 miles
West Fork High School
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Public 09 - 12 200 11.2:1 18 miles
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