Open Alternative



Open Alternative Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Open Alternative Students by Grade
PK 0
K 31
1 14
2 16
3 10
4 16
5 18
6 26
7 6
8 1
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Open Alternative is a public elementary school located in Santa Barbara, CA in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. It enrolls 138 students in grades 1st through 12th. Open Alternative is the 5,770th largest public school in California and the 51,480th largest nationally. It has 23.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 138
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 23:1
Full Time Teachers: 6
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 51,480th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in California: 5,770th out of 6,266
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 2,101st out of 6,257
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 5,825th out of 6,257

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Open Alternative Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 73
(53%)
2,925
(51%)
 Female 65
(47%)
2,862
(49%)

Open Alternative Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 64
(46%)
3,998
(69%)
 White 55
(40%)
1,531
(26%)
 Asian 8
(6%)
104
(2%)
 Two or More 6
(4%)
88
(2%)
 Black 5
(4%)
41
(1%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
18
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
7
(0%)

Open Alternative Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 69
(50%)
2,716
(47%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 51
(37%)
2,535
(44%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 18
(13%)
536
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,241 ranked schools in California, Open Alternative is ranked 5,291st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Open Alternative students on free and reduced lunch assistance (50.0%) is slightly lower than the state average of 60.7%. 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.

Open Alternative Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2011 149
2012 136
2013 134
2014 167
2015 138

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2011 20.2
2012 27.2
2013 26.8
2014 25.7
2015 23

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2011 0.97986577181208
2012 0.375
2013 0.3955223880597
2014 0.48502994011976
2015 0.5

Compare Open Alternative to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
2,138.2% 21.4:1
 
2,300.0% 23.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 50.0%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 60.7%
 

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