Richmond Alternative



Richmond Alternative Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Richmond Alternative Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 3
7 25
8 42
9 51
10 44
11 37
12 0

Richmond Alternative is a public high school of the Richmond City Public Schools located in Richmond, VA. It has 202 students in grades 6th through 11th. Richmond Alternative is the 319th largest public high school in Virginia and the 17,019th largest nationally.

Total Students: 202
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: -1:1
Full Time Teachers: -1

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Richmond Alternative Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 119
(59%)
2,989
(50%)
 Female 83
(41%)
2,945
(50%)

Richmond Alternative Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 200
(99%)
5,101
(86%)
 Hispanic 2
(1%)
307
(5%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
6
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
53
(1%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
2
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
12
(0%)
 White 0
(0%)
453
(8%)

Richmond Alternative Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 196
(97%)
3,710
(63%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 3
(1%)
263
(4%)
 Not Eligible 3
(1%)
1,961
(33%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Richmond Alternative is ranked 224th out of 0 ranked schools in Virginia, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Richmond Alternative students on free and reduced lunch assistance (98.5%) is significantly higher than the state average of 32.6%. 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.

Richmond Alternative Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 329
2006 296
2007 324
2008 298
2009 265
2010 268
2011 239
2012 202

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 N/A
2006 8.2
2007 18
2008 16.6
2009 N/A
2010 N/A
2011 N/A
2012 N/A

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005
2006
2007
2008 N/A
2009
2010 0.79477611940299
2011 0.84937238493724
2012 0.98514851485149

Compare Richmond Alternative to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
N/A 0.0:1
 
1,368.6% 13.7:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 32.6%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 98.5%
 

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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 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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