Open Alternative



Open Alternative Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Open Alternative Students by Grade
PK 0
K 17
1 12
2 22
3 19
4 16
5 16
6 19
7 10
8 5
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Open Alternative is a public elementary school located in Santa Barbara, CA in the Santa Barbara Unf School District. It enrolls 136 students in grades 1st through 12th. Open Alternative is the 5,684th largest public school in California and the 51,224th largest nationally. It has 27.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 136
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 27.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 51,224th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 5,684th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 4,701st out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 5,809th out of 6,159

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Open Alternative Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 70
(51%)
2,977
(51%)
 Female 66
(49%)
2,861
(49%)

Open Alternative Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 74
(54%)
1,533
(26%)
 Hispanic 34
(25%)
4,017
(69%)
 Two or More 23
(17%)
117
(2%)
 American Indian 2
(1%)
25
(0%)
 Asian 2
(1%)
93
(2%)
 Black 1
(1%)
48
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
5
(0%)

Open Alternative Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 85
(63%)
2,001
(34%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 44
(32%)
3,493
(60%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 7
(5%)
344
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Open Alternative is ranked 5,330th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Open Alternative students on free and reduced lunch assistance (37.5%) is 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.

Compare Open Alternative to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,720.0% 27.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 37.5%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 

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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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