Richmond Alternative



Richmond Alternative Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Richmond Alternative Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 5
7 14
8 32
9 55
10 50
11 67
12 0

Richmond Alternative is a public elementary school located in Richmond, VA in the Richmond City Public Schools. It enrolls 223 students in grades 1st through 12th. It has 11.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 223
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 11.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 19

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Richmond Alternative Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 138
(62%)
9,466
(51%)
 Female 85
(38%)
9,193
(49%)

Richmond Alternative Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 216
(97%)
13,721
(74%)
 Hispanic 5
(2%)
2,478
(13%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
282
(2%)
 White 1
(0%)
1,812
(10%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
336
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
7
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
23
(0%)

Richmond Alternative Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 213
(96%)
17,305
(93%)
 Not Eligible 10
(4%)
1,354
(7%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Richmond Alternative students on free and reduced lunch assistance (95.5%) is significantly higher than the state average of 44.7%. 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.

Richmond Alternative Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 329
2006 296
2007 324
2008 298
2009 265
2010 268
2011 239
2012 202
2013 222
2014 242
2015 223

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 N/A
2006 8.2
2007 18
2008 16.6
2009 N/A
2010 N/A
2011 N/A
2012 N/A
2013 10.1
2014 10.1
2015 11.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005
2006
2007
2008 N/A
2009
2010 0.79477611940299
2011 0.84937238493724
2012 0.98514851485149
2013 0.89189189189189
2014 0.90495867768595
2015 0.95515695067265

Compare Richmond Alternative to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,170.0% 11.7:1
 
1,413.6% 14.1:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 44.7%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 95.5%
 

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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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