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Santa Monica Alternative (K-8) School in Santa Monica, CA
(KG-08 • Public • Alternative School)

City-data.com school rating (using weighted test average as compared to other schools in California) from 0 (worst) to 100 (best) is 94
Address
 2525 Fifth St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Telephone
(310) 396-2640
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City-data.com school rating
94
Students
227
Classroom Teachers (FTE)
9.8
National School Lunch
Program (NSLP) Status
No
Free lunch eligible students
8
Reduced-price lunch
eligible students
3
School district
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified
Charter school
No
Title I status
Not a Title I school
Magnet School Indicator
No
Shared Time Indicator
Missing
Adult education offered
No

Ratings

This school rating compared to other nearby schools ratings:
Broadway Elementary (1.2 miles):

95
Santa Monica Alternative (K-8) School:

94
Santa Monica High (0.5 miles):

82
Will Rogers Elementary (0.7 miles):

74
John Adams Middle (0.8 miles):

74
John Muir Elementary (0.1 miles):

55
Animo Venice Charter High (1.2 miles):

52
Westminster Avenue Elementary (1.1 miles):

34
Olympic High (Continuation) (0.2 miles):

19
Santa Monica Alternative (K-8) School rating compared to average state, county and city schools ratings:
California:

46
Los Angeles County:

44
Santa Monica:

81
Santa Monica Alternative (K-8):

94

Students & Teachers


Total enrollment:
Enrollment in 2016: 227
Enrollment in 2015: 225
Enrollment in 2014: 228
Enrollment in 2013: 235
Enrollment in 2012: 227
Enrollment in 2011: 223
Enrollment in 2010: 221
Enrollment in 2009: 193
Enrollment in 2008: 178
Enrollment in 2007: 194
Enrollment in 2006: 193
Enrollment in 2005: 191
Enrollment in 2004: 190
Enrollment in 2003: 180
Enrollment in 2002: 186
Enrollment in 2001: 194
Enrollment in 2000: 183
Enrollment in 1999: 189

Santa Monica Alternative (K-8) School - Historical enrollment


Enrollment by grade, gender and race:
(Note: Details may not add to totals. School year: 2015-2016)

GradeKGG01G02G03G04G05G06G07G08Total
All students222425242626262925227
Female students131314161617161716138
Male students9111181091012989
American Indian/Alaska Native students - - - - - - - 1 - 1
Asian students - - 1 - - 11126
Hispanic students74425242434
Black students211111 - - 18
White students91613191116152116136
Two or More Races students43629664242

Enrollment by grade:
Kindergarten enrollment: 22
1st grade enrollment: 24
2nd grade enrollment: 25
3rd grade enrollment: 24
4th grade enrollment: 26
5th grade enrollment: 26
6th grade enrollment: 26
7th grade enrollment: 29
8th grade enrollment: 25

Santa Monica Alternative (K-8) School - Historical enrollment by grade


Enrollment by gender:
(State average from 12,430 schools)

Female enrollment: 138 (60.8%)
School:

60.8%
California:

49.4%
Male enrollment: 89 (39.2%)
Santa Monica Alternative (K-8) School:

39.2%
California:

49.6%

Santa Monica Alternative (K-8) School - Historical enrollment by gender


Enrollment by race/ethnicity:
(State average from 12,430 schools)

American Indian/Alaska Native enrollment: 1 (0.4%)
Here:

0.4%
State:

1.0%
Asian enrollment: 6 (2.6%)
School:

2.6%
California:

9.4%
Hispanic enrollment: 34 (15.0%)
Here:

15.0%
State:

46.0%
Black enrollment: 8 (3.5%)
Santa Monica Alternative (K-8) School:

3.5%
State:

6.1%
White enrollment: 136 (59.9%)
School:

59.9%
California:

28.3%
Two or More Races enrollment: 42 (18.5%)
Here:

18.5%
State:

4.5%

Santa Monica Alternative (K-8) School - Historical enrollment by race/ethnicity


Lunch Program Eligibility:
(State average from 10,111 schools)

Free/reduced-price lunch eligible students: 11 (4.8%)
School:

4.8%
State:

61.2%
Free lunch eligible students: 8 (3.5%)
Santa Monica Alternative (K-8) School:

3.5%
State:

52.8%
Reduced-price lunch eligible students: 3 (1.3%)
Here:

1.3%
California:

8.6%

Santa Monica Alternative (K-8) School - Lunch Program Eligibility


Teachers and support:
(State average from 12,394 schools)

Classroom Teachers (FTE): 9.8

Number of FTE teachers who were absent more than 10 school days during the school years: 4

Student/Teacher Ratio
Here:

23.2
State:

22.8

Santa Monica Alternative (K-8) School - Teachers (FTE) and pupil/teacher ratio


School Expenditures:
Salary Expenditures for Total Personnel Funded with State and Local Funds: $1,085,268
  • Full-time Equivalency Count of Teachers: 9.4 (Salary Expenditures: $766,678)
  • Full-time Equivalency Count of Instructional Aides: 2.9 (Salary Expenditures: $82,907)
  • Full-time Equivalency Count of School Administration Staff: 2.4 (Salary Expenditures: $167,755)
Salary Expenditures for Non-Personnel Funded with State and Local Funds: $74,524
Salary Expenditures for Total Personnel Funded with Federal, State, and Local Funds,: $1,091,251
  • Salary Expenditures for Teachers: $772,661
  • Full-time Equivalency Count of Instructional Aides: 2.9 (Salary Expenditures: $82,907)
  • Full-time Equivalency Count of School Administration Staff: 2.4 (Salary Expenditures: $167,755)
Salary Expenditures for Non-Personnel Funded with Federal, State, and Local Funds: $74,524

Limited English Proficiency:
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    Students Enrolled in LEP Programs

  • Hispanic4
  • Asian2
  • White2
  • Multirace2
Students Enrolled in LEP Programs: 10 (male: 6, female: 4)
  • Hispanic: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • Asian: 2 (all male)
  • White: 2 (all female)
  • Two or More Races: 2 (all male)

Students with disabilities:
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Students with Disabilities (IDEA): Students with intellectual disabilities; hearing impairment, including deafness; speech or language impairment; visual impairment, including blindness; serious emotional disturbance; orthopedic impairment; autism; traumatic brain injury; developmental delay; other health impairment; specific learning disability; deaf-blindness; or multiple disabilities and who, by reason thereof, receive special education and related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) according to an Individualized Education Program, Individual Family Service Plan, or service plan. The "Students with Disabilities (IDEA)" column in the survey items always refers to students with disabilities who receive special education and related services under IDEA.

Students with Disabilities (Section 504 only): Students with a disability, who receive related aids and services solely under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and not under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The "Section 504 only" column in the survey items always refers to students with disabilities who receive related aids and services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and not under IDEA.
Students with disabilities served under IDEA: 34 (male: 17, female: 17)
  • Hispanic: 8 (male: 4, female: 4)
  • White: 26 (male: 13, female: 13)


Retention:
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(State average from 282 schools)

A student is retained if he or she is not promoted to the next grade prior to the beginning of the following school year. Students are not considered retained if they can proceed to the next grade because they successfully completed a summer school program or for a similar reason. At the high school level, a student who has not accumulated enough credits to be classified as being in the next grade is considered retained
Total number of students retained in 6th grade: 2 (all male)
  • White: 2
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): 2

Percent of 6th grade students retained
Santa Monica Alternative (K-8) School:

7.7%
State:

1.9%

Statewide Student Assessments


Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments:
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(State average from 10,463 schools)

Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments (SB) is one of the online summative assessments - part of California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System.

The summative assessments are comprehensive, end-of-year assessments of grade-level learning that measure progress toward college and career readiness. Each test in English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics is comprised of two parts: (1) a computer-adaptive test and (2) a performance task, administered within a selected testing window available at 66 percent of the instructional year for grades three through eight, and grade eleven.

The summative assessments are aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA and mathematics. The tests capitalize on the strengths of computer adaptive testing efficient and precise measurement across the full range of achievement and timely turnaround of results.

    ELA Standard Met and Above

  • All68%
  • Males66%
  • Females70%
ELA students tested: 85
ELA students with scores: 85

Percentage Standard Met and Above:

68%
California:

49%

Standard Not Met: 7.1%
Standard Nearly Met: 24.7%
Standard Met: 36.5%
Standard Exceeded: 31.8%

All Grades:
7.1%
24.7%
36.5%
31.8%
3rd Grade: (Mean Scale Score: 2411.4, Students tested: 17, Standard Not Met: 23.5%, Nearly Met: 41.2%, Met: 11.8%, Exceeded: 23.5%)
23.5%
41.2%
11.8%
23.5%
5th Grade: (Mean Scale Score: 2533.4, Students tested: 11, Standard Not Met: 9.1%, Nearly Met: 36.4%, Met: 27.3%, Exceeded: 27.3%)
9.1%
36.4%
27.3%
27.3%
6th Grade: (Mean Scale Score: 2590.7, Students tested: 15, Standard Not Met: 0.0%, Nearly Met: 26.7%, Met: 26.7%, Exceeded: 46.7%)
26.7%
26.7%
46.7%
7th Grade: (Mean Scale Score: 2635.3, Students tested: 15, Standard Not Met: 0.0%, Nearly Met: 13.3%, Met: 46.7%, Exceeded: 40.0%)
13.3%
46.7%
40.0%
8th Grade: (Mean Scale Score: 2618.2, Students tested: 18, Standard Not Met: 5.6%, Nearly Met: 11.1%, Met: 66.7%, Exceeded: 16.7%)
5.6%
11.1%
66.7%
16.7%

Santa Monica Alternative (K-8) School - ELA Area Achievement Levels (all grades)


    Math Standard Met and Above

  • All76%
  • Males79%
  • Females73%
Math students tested: 83
Math students with scores: 83

Percentage Standard Met and Above:

76%
California:

38%

Standard Not Met: 8.4%
Standard Nearly Met: 15.7%
Standard Met: 36.1%
Standard Exceeded: 39.8%

All Grades:
8.4%
15.7%
36.1%
39.8%
3rd Grade: (Mean Scale Score: 2424.4, Students tested: 17, Standard Not Met: 17.6%, Nearly Met: 41.2%, Met: 23.5%, Exceeded: 17.6%)
17.6%
41.2%
23.5%
17.6%
5th Grade: (Mean Scale Score: 2553.1, Students tested: 11, Standard Not Met: 9.1%, Nearly Met: 18.2%, Met: 27.3%, Exceeded: 45.5%)
9.1%
18.2%
27.3%
45.5%
6th Grade: (Mean Scale Score: 2584.1, Students tested: 14, Standard Not Met: 7.1%, Nearly Met: 14.3%, Met: 50.0%, Exceeded: 28.6%)
7.1%
14.3%
50.0%
28.6%
7th Grade: (Mean Scale Score: 2661.3, Students tested: 15, Standard Not Met: 0.0%, Nearly Met: 13.3%, Met: 20.0%, Exceeded: 66.7%)
13.3%
20.0%
66.7%
8th Grade: (Mean Scale Score: 2650.2, Students tested: 17, Standard Not Met: 5.9%, Nearly Met: 0.0%, Met: 41.2%, Exceeded: 52.9%)
5.9%
41.2%
52.9%

Santa Monica Alternative (K-8) School - Math Area Achievement Levels (all grades)


Paper-based CAASPP:
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(State average from 9,784 schools)

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System includes paper-based tests:

California Standards Tests (CSTs) - The CSTs for science in grades five, eight, and ten are administered only to students in California public schools. All questions are multiple-choice. These tests were developed specifically to assess students' knowledge of the California content standards in science.

CST Science students tested: 14
CST Science students with scores: 14

Percentage At Or Above Proficient:

64%
California:

54%

Percentage Far Below Basic: 0.0% Students demonstrate little or a flawed understanding of the knowledge and skills measured by this assessment.
Percentage Below Basic: 7.0% Students demonstrate little or a flawed understanding of the knowledge and skills measured by this assessment.
Percentage Basic: 29.0% Students demonstrate a partial and rudimentary understanding of the knowledge and skills measured by this assessment.
Percentage Proficient: 50.0% Students demonstrate a competent and adequate understanding of the knowledge and skills measured by this assessment.
Percentage Advanced: 14.0% Students demonstrate a comprehensive and complex understanding of the knowledge and skills measured by this assessment.

5th Grade: (Mean Scale Score: 367.6, Students tested: 14, Far Below Basic: 0.0%, Below Basic: 7.0%, Basic: 29.0%, Proficient: 50.0%, Advanced: 14.0%)
7.0%
29.0%
50.0%
14.0%

CST Science students tested: 22
CST Science students with scores: 22

Percentage At Or Above Proficient:

86%
State:

54%

Percentage Far Below Basic: 0.0% Students demonstrate little or a flawed understanding of the knowledge and skills measured by this assessment.
Percentage Below Basic: 9.0% Students demonstrate little or a flawed understanding of the knowledge and skills measured by this assessment.
Percentage Basic: 5.0% Students demonstrate a partial and rudimentary understanding of the knowledge and skills measured by this assessment.
Percentage Proficient: 45.0% Students demonstrate a competent and adequate understanding of the knowledge and skills measured by this assessment.
Percentage Advanced: 41.0% Students demonstrate a comprehensive and complex understanding of the knowledge and skills measured by this assessment.

8th Grade: (Mean Scale Score: 395.9, Students tested: 22, Far Below Basic: 0.0%, Below Basic: 9.0%, Basic: 5.0%, Proficient: 45.0%, Advanced: 41.0%)
9.0%
5.0%
45.0%
41.0%

The Physical Fitness Test:
The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) for students in California schools is the FITNESSGRAM. The main goal of the test is to help students in starting life-long habits of regular physical activity.
Aerobic Capacity:
5th grade: (Students tested: 26, Needs Improvement - High Risk: 65.4%, Needs Improvement: 34.6%, Healthy Fitness Zone: 0.0%)
65.4%
34.6%
7th grade: (Students tested: 26, Needs Improvement - High Risk: 84.6%, Needs Improvement: 15.4%, Healthy Fitness Zone: 0.0%)
84.6%
15.4%


Body Composition:
5th grade: (Students tested: 26, Needs Improvement - High Risk: 84.6%, Needs Improvement: 11.5%, Healthy Fitness Zone: 3.9%)
84.6%
11.5%
3.9%
7th grade: (Students tested: 26, Needs Improvement - High Risk: 76.9%, Needs Improvement: 19.2%, Healthy Fitness Zone: 3.9%)
76.9%
19.2%
3.9%


Abdominal Strength:
5th grade: (Students tested: 26, Needs Improvement - High Risk: 100.0%, Needs Improvement: 0.0%, Healthy Fitness Zone: 0.0%)
100.0%
7th grade: (Students tested: 26, Needs Improvement - High Risk: 92.3%, Needs Improvement: 7.7%, Healthy Fitness Zone: 0.0%)
92.3%
7.7%


Trunk Extension Strength:
5th grade: (Students tested: 26, Needs Improvement - High Risk: 100.0%, Needs Improvement: 0.0%, Healthy Fitness Zone: 0.0%)
100.0%
7th grade: (Students tested: 26, Needs Improvement - High Risk: 100.0%, Needs Improvement: 0.0%, Healthy Fitness Zone: 0.0%)
100.0%


Upper Body Strength:
5th grade: (Students tested: 26, Needs Improvement - High Risk: 84.6%, Needs Improvement: 15.4%, Healthy Fitness Zone: 0.0%)
84.6%
15.4%
7th grade: (Students tested: 26, Needs Improvement - High Risk: 80.8%, Needs Improvement: 19.2%, Healthy Fitness Zone: 0.0%)
80.8%
19.2%


Flexibility:
5th grade: (Students tested: 26, Needs Improvement - High Risk: 92.3%, Needs Improvement: 7.7%, Healthy Fitness Zone: 0.0%)
92.3%
7.7%
7th grade: (Students tested: 26, Needs Improvement - High Risk: 80.8%, Needs Improvement: 19.2%, Healthy Fitness Zone: 0.0%)
80.8%
19.2%


California English Language Development Test:
(State average from 9,932 schools)

Students in kindergarten through grade twelve whose home language is not English are required by law to take an English skills test. In California, the test is called the California English Language Development Test (CELDT).

Santa Monica Alternative (K-8) School - students who met CELDT criterion (all grades)

All Grades:
Student Count: 12
Number of students who met CELDT criterion: 9

Students who met CELDT criterion:

75.0%
State:

34.0%

Kindergarten:
Student Count: 4
Number of students who met CELDT criterion: 4

Students who met CELDT criterion:

100.0%
California:

13.0%
Listening Mean Scale Score:

482.5
State:

364.6
Reading Mean Scale Score:

343.5
California:

276.6
Speaking Mean Scale Score:

503.3
California:

375.9
Writing Mean Scale Score:

352.5
State:

286.0

Accountability


Adequate Yearly Progress:
(State average from 9,846 schools)

Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) - Accountability system mandated by federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Statistics are based on test results of the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program, the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE), and the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA).

Santa Monica Alternative (K-8) School - Adequate Yearly Progress status


ELA Participation Rate
Here:

59.0%
State:

96.3%

    ELA Participation Rate

  • Hispanic37
  • Asian60
  • Black50
  • White63
  • Multirace63
  • SED67
  • LEP25
  • With Disabilities46
  • Hispanic: 37% (tested 7 out of 19 enrolled)
  • Asian: 60% (tested 3 out of 5 enrolled)
  • Black: 50% (tested 2 out of 4 enrolled)
  • White: 63% (tested 64 out of 101 enrolled)
  • Two or More Races: 63% (tested 18 out of 29 enrolled)
  • Socioeconomic Disadvantaged: 67% (tested 8 out of 12 enrolled)
  • English Learners: 25% (tested 1 out of 4 enrolled)
  • Students with Disabilities: 46% (tested 15 out of 33 enrolled)


Math Participation Rate
Here:

58.0%
California:

96.1%

    Math Participation Rate

  • Hispanic43
  • Asian60
  • Black50
  • White62
  • Multirace59
  • SED59
  • LEP25
  • With Disabilities46
  • Hispanic: 43% (tested 8 out of 19 enrolled)
  • Asian: 60% (tested 3 out of 5 enrolled)
  • Black: 50% (tested 2 out of 4 enrolled)
  • White: 62% (tested 63 out of 101 enrolled)
  • Two or More Races: 59% (tested 17 out of 29 enrolled)
  • Socioeconomic Disadvantaged: 59% (tested 7 out of 12 enrolled)
  • English Learners: 25% (tested 1 out of 4 enrolled)
  • Students with Disabilities: 46% (tested 15 out of 33 enrolled)

Health & Safety


Chronic Student Absenteeismt:
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(State average from 8,737 schools)

A chronically absent student is a student who is absent 15 or more school days during the school year. A student is absent if he or she is not physically on school grounds and is not participating in instruction or instruction - related activities at an approved off-grounds location for at least half the school day. Each day that a student is absent for 50 percent or more of the school day should be counted. Any day that a student is absent for less than 50 percent of the school day should not be counted. The number of absences is based on the total number of school days absent. Chronically absent students include students who are absent for any reason(e.g., illness, suspension, the need to care for a family member), regardless of whether absences are excused or unexcused.

    Chronic Student Absenteeism

  • Hispanic7
  • American Indian2
  • Asian2
  • Black4
  • White22
  • Multirace7
  • LEP2
  • IDEA10
Chronic Student Absenteeism: 44 (male: 14, female: 30)
  • Hispanic: 7 (male: 2, female: 5)
  • American Indian / Alaska Native: 2 (all female)
  • Asian: 2 (all female)
  • Black: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • White: 22 (male: 8, female: 14)
  • Two or More Races: 7 (male: 2, female: 5)
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP): 2 (all male)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): 10 (male: 5, female: 5)
Chronic Student Absenteeism per 1,000 students
Santa Monica Alternative (K-8) School:

193.8
State:

172.7

Suspensions:
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(State average from 1,406 schools)

Out-of-school suspension
  • For students with disabilities served under IDEA : Out-of-school suspension is an instance in which a child is temporarily removed from his/her regular school for at least half a day for disciplinary purposes to another setting (e.g., home, behavior center).Out-of-school suspensions include both removals in which no individualized family service plan(IFSP) or individualized education plan(IEP) services are provided because the removal is 10 days or less as well as removals in which the child continues to receive services according to his/her IFSP or IEP.
  • For students without disabilities and students with disabilities served solely under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act : Out-of-school suspension is an instance in which a child is temporarily removed from his / her regular school for at least half a day(but less than the remainder of the school year) for disciplinary purposes to another setting(e.g., home, behavior center).Out-of-school suspensions include removals in which no educational services are provided, and removals in which educational services are provided(e.g., school-provided at home instruction or tutoring).
Students without disabilities receiving only one out-of-school suspension: 2 (all male)
  • Black: 2

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