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 5
7 14
8 32
9 55
10 50
11 67
12 0

Richmond Alternative is a public high school of the Richmond City Public Schools located in Richmond, VA. It has 223 students in grades 6th through 12th. Richmond Alternative is the 323rd largest public high school in Virginia and the 16,619th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 11.7 to 1.

Total Students: 223
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 11.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 19
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 16,619th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Virginia: 323rd out of 337
Student/Teacher Rank in Virginia: 40th out of 335
Full Time Teacher Rank in Virginia: 321st out of 335

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Richmond Alternative Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 138
(62%)
3,002
(50%)
 Female 85
(38%)
2,965
(50%)

Richmond Alternative Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 216
(97%)
4,804
(81%)
 Hispanic 5
(2%)
613
(10%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
43
(1%)
 White 1
(0%)
469
(8%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
20
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
6
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
12
(0%)

Richmond Alternative Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 213
(96%)
5,770
(97%)
 Not Eligible 10
(4%)
197
(3%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Richmond Alternative is ranked 235th out of 326 ranked schools in Virginia, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Richmond Alternative students on free and reduced lunch assistance (95.5%) is significantly higher than the state average of 33.8%. 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.

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
2013 222
2014 242
2015 223

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
2013 10.1
2014 10.1
2015 11.7

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
2013 0.89189189189189
2014 0.90495867768595
2015 0.95515695067265

Compare Richmond Alternative to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,170.0% 11.7:1
 
1,383.6% 13.8:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 33.8%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 95.5%
 

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Public 06 - 12 223 11.7:1  
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