Northwest Alternative High School



Northwest Alternative High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Northwest Alternative High 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 1
10 21
11 34
12 33

Northwest Alternative High School is a public high school of the Northwest Community School District located in Jackson, MI. It has 89 students in grades 9th through 12th. Northwest Alternative High School is the 894th largest public high school in Michigan and the 20,860th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 22.2 to 1.

Total Students: 89
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 22.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 4

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Northwest Alternative High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 50
(56%)
474
(49%)
 Female 39
(44%)
492
(51%)

Northwest Alternative High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 75
(84%)
861
(89%)
 Black 7
(8%)
35
(4%)
 Hispanic 3
(3%)
35
(4%)
 Two or More 3
(3%)
28
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(1%)
2
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
4
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Northwest Alternative High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 56
(63%)
336
(35%)
 Not Eligible 28
(31%)
571
(59%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 5
(6%)
59
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Northwest Alternative High School is ranked 845th out of 0 ranked schools in Michigan, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Northwest Alternative High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (68.5%) is significantly higher than the state average of 43.8%. 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.

Northwest Alternative High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 79
2006 82
2007 71
2008 69
2009 75
2010 93
2011 121
2012 89

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.2
2006 13.7
2007 12.9
2008 11.5
2009 15
2010 18.6
2011 24.2
2012 22.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 N/A
2006 0.20731707317073
2007 0.36619718309859
2008 0.55072463768116
2009 0.65333333333333
2010 0.79569892473118
2011 0.66115702479339
2012 0.68539325842697

Compare Northwest Alternative High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,803.2% 18.0:1
 
2,220.0% 22.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 43.8%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 68.5%
 

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