Santa Monica Alternative (k-8)



Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) Students by Grade
PK 0
K 25
1 25
2 25
3 26
4 26
5 25
6 27
7 28
8 28
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) is a public elementary school located in Santa Monica, CA in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unf School District. It enrolls 235 students in grades 1st through 12th. Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) is the 5,377th largest public school in California and the 46,189th largest nationally. It has 27.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 235
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 27.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 8.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 46,189th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 5,377th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 4,914th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 5,571st out of 6,159

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Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 134
(57%)
4,000
(49%)
 Male 101
(43%)
4,245
(51%)

Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 143
(61%)
4,552
(55%)
 Two or More 43
(18%)
504
(6%)
 Hispanic 27
(11%)
2,226
(27%)
 Asian 12
(5%)
484
(6%)
 Black 9
(4%)
434
(5%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
25
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
20
(0%)

Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 207
(88%)
6,094
(74%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 27
(11%)
1,855
(22%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 1
(0%)
296
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) is ranked 5,629th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) students on free and reduced lunch assistance (11.9%) 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.

Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 185
2006 184
2007 178
2008 193
2009 221
2010 223
2011 227
2012 235

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 21.8
2006 21.6
2007 17
2008 21.4
2009 23.8
2010 N/A
2011 26.7
2012 27.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.037837837837838
2006 0.13586956521739
2007 0.11797752808989
2008 0.098445595854922
2009 0.1131221719457
2010 0.062780269058296
2011
2012 0.11914893617021

Compare Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,760.0% 27.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 11.9%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 

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Public KG - 08 235 27.6:1  
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