Orion Alternative



Orion Alternative Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Orion Alternative Students by Grade
PK 0
K 29
1 59
2 54
3 53
4 28
5 28
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Orion Alternative is a public elementary school located in Redwood City, CA in the Redwood City Elementary School District. It enrolls 251 students in grades 1st through 12th. Orion Alternative is the 5,296th largest public school in California and the 45,053rd largest nationally. It has 25.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 251
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 25.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 9.7
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 45,053rd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 5,296th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 4,001st out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 5,469th out of 6,159

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Orion Alternative Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 128
(51%)
4,672
(51%)
 Female 123
(49%)
4,511
(49%)

Orion Alternative Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 122
(49%)
1,764
(19%)
 Hispanic 89
(35%)
6,676
(73%)
 Two or More 18
(7%)
158
(2%)
 Asian 16
(6%)
312
(3%)
 Black 3
(1%)
126
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(1%)
133
(1%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
14
(0%)

Orion Alternative Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 180
(72%)
2,713
(30%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 50
(20%)
5,756
(63%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 21
(8%)
714
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Orion Alternative is ranked 5,089th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Orion Alternative students on free and reduced lunch assistance (28.3%) is significantly lower than the state average of 58.5%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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.

Orion Alternative Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 188
2006 180
2007 175
2008 185
2009 205
2010 220
2011 252
2012 251

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.9
2006 14.4
2007 14
2008 18.1
2009 19.5
2010 N/A
2011 29
2012 25.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.16489361702128
2006 0.24444444444444
2007 0.25142857142857
2008 0.28108108108108
2009 0.24878048780488
2010 0.21363636363636
2011
2012 0.28286852589641

Compare Orion Alternative to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,590.0% 25.9:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 28.3%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Orion Alternative
Redwood City, CA
Public KG - 05 251 25.9:1  
Redeemer Lutheran School
Redwood City, CA
Private KG - 08 198 19:1 1 miles
West Bay Christian Academy
Redwood City, CA
Private PK - 08 73 10:1 1 miles
North Star Academy
Redwood City, CA
Public 03 - 08 541 27:1 1 miles
Our Lady of Mt Carmel School
Redwood City, CA
Private PK - 08 310 23:1 1 miles
Mckinley Institute of Tech
Redwood City, CA
Public 06 - 08 405 21.5:1 1 miles
Hawes Elementary
Redwood City, CA
Public KG - 05 419 23.4:1 2 miles
Sequoia Preschool Kindergarten
Redwood City, CA
Private PK - KG 98 9:1 2 miles
St Charles School
San Carlos, CA
Private KG - 08 305 18:1 2 miles
White Oaks Elementary
San Carlos, CA
Public KG - 04 408 22.7:1 2 miles
Hoover Elementary
Redwood City, CA
Public KG - 08 880 22.6:1 2 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current 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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