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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Lehman Alternative Community School is a public, alternative school located in Ithaca, NY. It has 291 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1220
26 responses
Average ACT
25
5 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$32,712
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,106
National
$949
Median Home Value
$241,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
291
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,416
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.2%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$23,268/ year
National
$12,239
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Our experience here has not been amazing thus far. As an adamant proponent of alternative education, I was very optimistic about this school. Yet, we have unfortunately been faced with disorganized schedules and classes, a lack of clear communication and support for families, and teachers who expect parents to accommodate their emotional and logistical needs rather than vice-versa. This seems to be a school who promotes equity in word only...there is a clear lack of leadership and organization.
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The Lehman Alternative Community School excels at teaching critical thinking and decision-making skills. However, academics—especially in STEM—are subpar. There is a strong, supporting community of like-minded people.
This school is strong in the areas of critical thinking, student agency, and analytical skills, however it is lacking in student discipline and academics in the areas of STEM especially.