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 Cold Stream 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.
Cold Stream Alternative School had an API growth score of 796 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Cold Stream Alternative School's 2012 base score was 746 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Cold Stream Alternative School had 17 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Students Per Teacher (2010)
Subsidized Lunch (2011)
District Spending (2010)
In 2010, the Tahoe-Truckee Joint Unified School District spent $11,961 per student. In 2010 the district spent 60% on instruction, 38% on support services, and 2% on other services.
Grade 10 English-Language Arts Performance
About the CSTWhat is it?
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.
About the CAHSEEWhat is it?
The California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) is used to measure student mastery of specific skills as determined by the state. Students must pass both sections of the exam in order to graduate from high school.Which Grades and Subjects?
Each student is assessed in grade 10 in English language arts and math. Students can retake the exam up to five times after grade 10.How is it Scored?
The CAHSEE is an untimed pass/fail test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.
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|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Sierra High (Continuation) High School 0.1 miles|
|Sierra Expeditionary Learning 0.1 miles||n/a|
|Tahoe Truckee High School 0.1 miles|
|Truckee Elementary School 0.3 miles|
|Donner Trail Elementary School 1.5 miles|