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Petersen Alternative Center

Preschool | Grades 4-12 | Stanislaus County Office of Education
2209 Blue Gum Ave
Modesto, CA 95358
(209) 238-6716

About This School

Petersen Alternative Center is located in Modesto, CA and is one of 6 schools in Stanislaus County Office Of Education School District. It is a alt. school that serves 262 students in grades 4-12.

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 Petersen Alternative Center'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.

Petersen Alternative Center had an API growth score of 418 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Petersen Alternative Center's 2012 base score was 439 and the school did not meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Petersen Alternative Center had 23 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)

262

Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

24% 76%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)

90.5%
eligible

District Spending (2010)

$64,755
per student
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