Alternative High School



Alternative High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

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 2
10 31
11 104
12 101
UG 8

Alternative High School is a public high school of the Paterson Public School District located in Paterson, NJ. It has 246 students in grades 6th through 12th. Alternative High School is the 406th largest public high school in New Jersey and the 16,036th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 4.9 to 1.

Total Students: 246
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 4.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 50

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Alternative High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 146
(59%)
3,018
(51%)
 Female 100
(41%)
2,928
(49%)

Alternative High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 126
(51%)
1,562
(26%)
 Hispanic 112
(46%)
3,862
(65%)
 White 7
(3%)
199
(3%)
 Two or More 1
(0%)
29
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
287
(5%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
6
(0%)

Alternative High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 157
(64%)
3,853
(65%)
 Not Eligible 86
(35%)
1,997
(34%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 3
(1%)
96
(2%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Alternative High School is ranked 260th out of 481 ranked schools in New Jersey, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Alternative High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (65.0%) is significantly higher than the state average of 34.7%. 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.

Alternative High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2010 0
2011 216
2012 275
2013 270
2014 266
2015 246

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2010 0
2011 4.8
2012 4.8
2013 4.4
2014 4.4
2015 4.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2010
2011 0.31944444444444
2012 0.75272727272727
2013 0.88518518518519
2014 0.056390977443609
2015 0.65040650406504

Compare Alternative High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
490.0% 4.9:1
 
1,135.9% 11.4:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 34.7%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 65.0%
 

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Data on U.S. Public High Schools & Private High Schools

Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. The data displayed is compiled from the most recent sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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