Santee Alternative School is located in Santee, CA and is one of 11 schools in Santee Elementary School District. It is a alt. school that serves 33 students in grades K-8.
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.
Santee Alternative School did not make AYP in 2012. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of California in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Santee 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.
Santee Alternative School had an API growth score of 760 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement.
Santee Alternative School's 2012 base score was 796 and the school did not meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
Student Economic Level (2011)
In 2011, Santee Alternative School had 18% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. California had 53% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
The Santee Elementary spends $8,138 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 65% on instruction, 33% on support services, 3% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Santee Elementary District
In 2010, Santee Alternative School had 30 students for every full-time equivalent teacher.
The California Standards Test (CST) is an annual exam used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards. The CST is one of the five components of the STAR Program.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in grades 2 through 11 in English language arts and math, in grades 5, 8 and 10 in science, and in grades 8, 10 and 11 in history/social science. In grades 9 through 11, students may also be assessed in math and science, depending on course enrollment.
How is it Scored?
Students receive one of five ratings: far below basic, below basic, basic, proficient or advanced. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.