About This School
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 Downtown High 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.
Downtown High School had an API growth score of 462 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Downtown High School's 2012 base score was 391 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Downtown High School had 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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All Grades Integrated/Coordinated Science 2 Performance
Downtown High School Reviews
It has a really great campus! It made my son feel comfortable and safe. The teachers truly care and are passionate about teaching. A wonderful option for kids who have not gotten into the school they wanted to get into.
The academics and art programs really surprised me! They were great! Something I don't like is the location, it's a little far from where we are.