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Alternative Opportunity Programs

Preschool | Grades 8-12 | Los Angeles County Office of Education
12830 Columbia Way
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 803-8203

About This School

Alternative Opportunity Programs is located in Downey, CA and is one of 38 schools in Los Angeles County Office Of Education School District. It is a alt. school that serves 368 students in grades 8-12.

Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See Alternative Opportunity Programs's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Alternative Opportunity Programs had an API growth score of 650 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Alternative Opportunity Programs's 2012 base score was 601 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2009, Alternative Opportunity Programs had 16 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)

368

Students Per Teacher (2009)

Female/Male (2011)

76% 24%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)

29.1%
eligible

District Spending (2010)

$75,219
per student
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