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Orion Alternative School

Preschool | Grades K-5 | Redwood City Elementary
815 Allerton St
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 363-0611

About This School

Orion Alternative School is located in Redwood City, CA and is one of 16 schools in Redwood City Elementary School District. It is a magnet school that serves 220 students in grades K-5.

Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See Orion Alternative School'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.

Orion Alternative School had an API growth score of 871 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Orion Alternative School's 2012 base score was 847 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Orion Alternative School had 20 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)

220

Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

47% 53%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)

21.4%
eligible

District Spending (2010)

$10,368
per student
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Grade 2 English Language Arts Performance

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