Burlington Alternative School is located in Burlington, IA and is one of 2 high schools in Burlington School District. It is a alt. school that serves 106 students in grades 9-12.
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.
Burlington Alternative School made AYP in 2007. 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 Iowa in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Burlington Alternative School's test results to learn more about school performance.
Student Economic Level (2011)
In 2011, Burlington Alternative School had 77% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Iowa had 38% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
The Burlington spends $8,418 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 68% on instruction, 27% on support services, 4% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Burlington District
In 2011, Burlington Alternative School had 24 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Iowa average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher.