South Alternative Center



South Alternative Center Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

South Alternative Center Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 1
10 14
11 42
12 96

South Alternative Center is a public elementary school located in Richfield, MN in the Intermediate School District 287. It enrolls 153 students in grades 1st through 12th. It has 10.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 153
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 10:1
Full Time Teachers: 15.26

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South Alternative Center Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 78
(51%)
385
(70%)
 Female 75
(49%)
165
(30%)

South Alternative Center Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 62
(41%)
73
(13%)
 Black 42
(27%)
210
(38%)
 White 37
(24%)
231
(42%)
 Two or More 8
(5%)
19
(3%)
 American Indian 2
(1%)
10
(2%)
 Asian 2
(1%)
7
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

South Alternative Center Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 101
(66%)
341
(62%)
 Not Eligible 37
(24%)
172
(31%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 15
(10%)
37
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of South Alternative Center students on free and reduced lunch assistance (75.8%) is significantly higher than the state average of 40.6%. 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.

South Alternative Center Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 31
2006 32
2007 47
2008 114
2009 129
2010 143
2011 140
2012 153

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.5
2006 13.3
2007 15.7
2008 10.8
2009 11.6
2010 13.2
2011 7.8
2012 10

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.83870967741935
2006 0.8125
2007 0.17021276595745
2008 0.52631578947368
2009 0.89922480620155
2010 0.79020979020979
2011 0.70714285714286
2012 0.75816993464052

Compare South Alternative Center to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,000.0% 10.0:1
 
1,480.9% 14.8:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 40.6%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 75.8%
 

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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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