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Valley Alternative Magnet
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  • Public, Magnet, Alternative
  • LAKE BALBOA, CA

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade C
  6. Administration
    grade B
  7. Sports
    grade unavailable
  8. Food
    grade B
  9. Resources & Facilities
    grade C

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Valley Alternative Magnet is a highly rated, public, magnet, alternative school located in LAKE BALBOA, CA. It has 638 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.

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Valley Alternative Magnet Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1080
20 responses
Average ACT
No data available  
AP Enrollment
No data available  

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Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D
  2. Good for Families
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade D minus
Median Household Income
$65,290
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,523
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$670,700
National
$229,800

Culture & Safety

Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 7 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
  • Peace Day
    27%
  • Peace Day
    27%
  • Pi-Day
    27%
  • Valentine's Day Dance
    18%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
638
Free or Reduced Lunch
85%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,556
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.8%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,506 / year
National
$12,239
13%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 8 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 8 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 8 responses

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