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Alternative School (leave a review)
Contact Information

+1 (641) 421-4426

19 N. Illinois Ave.

Mason City, Iowa


About Alternative School
9th Grade - 12th Grade
Alternative/other school

Alternative School is located in the Mason City Comm School District of the state of Iowa. It is one of 8 schools in its district.

Classified as an alternative/other school, it teaches pupils from 9th Grade to 12th Grade and has an enrolment of 85 students - compared to other schools in Iowa, this is a relatively small school.

In recent years, the pupil population has remained static. Alongside this, the number of teachers has remained static over a similar timeframe.

At Alternative School, the average teaching salary of $79,677 is higher than the Iowa state average of $57,167.

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Students by Year Group
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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

This school is not eligible for Title I funding. Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Alternative School 85$6,47216$79,6770.34
John Adams Middle School (0.11 miles) 548$9,75115$49,2180.33
Mason City High School (0.13 miles) 1002$10,35718$54,6460.28
Jefferson Elementary School (0.37 miles) 434$9,59817$47,6750.21
Harding Elementary School (1.17 miles) 381$16,05014$43,9060.42
Lincoln Intermediate (1.72 miles) 560$11,99214$50,4230.34

Alternative School

Number of pupils85
Funding per pupil$6,472
Pupils per teacher16
Average teacher salary$79,677
Diversity index0.34

John Adams Middle School (0.11 miles)

Number of pupils548
Funding per pupil$9,751
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$49,218
Diversity index0.33

Mason City High School (0.13 miles)

Number of pupils1002
Funding per pupil$10,357
Pupils per teacher18
Average teacher salary$54,646
Diversity index0.28

Jefferson Elementary School (0.37 miles)

Number of pupils434
Funding per pupil$9,598
Pupils per teacher17
Average teacher salary$47,675
Diversity index0.21

Harding Elementary School (1.17 miles)

Number of pupils381
Funding per pupil$16,050
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$43,906
Diversity index0.42

Lincoln Intermediate (1.72 miles)

Number of pupils560
Funding per pupil$11,992
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$50,423
Diversity index0.34
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Rankings within Iowa
There are 1,377 schools in Iowa. Rankings don't always go up to 1,377 because some schools have missing data.
1270thlargest school
1293rdhighest number of FTE teachers
1028thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
66thhighest average teaching salary
229thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
105thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
387thhighest diversity index
1121sthighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

9th Grade - 12th Grade: 6 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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