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Basics and Beyond Alternative School (leave a review)
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+1 (641) 792-5809

700 N 4Th Ave E Suite200

Newton, Iowa


About Basics and Beyond Alternative School
10th Grade - 12th Grade
Alternative/other school

Basics and Beyond Alternative School is one of 8 schools in the Newton Comm School District of Iowa.

A relatively small school, it has an enrolment of 44 students from 10th Grade to 12th Grade and is classified as an alternative/other school.

In recent years, the number of teachers has decreased while the pupil population has decreased in a similar timeframe.

At Basics and Beyond Alternative School, the average teaching salary of $50,125 is lower than the Iowa state average of $57,167.

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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
Basics and Beyond Alternative School 44$42,4476$50,1250.17
Emerson Hough Elementary School (0 miles) 138$11,737200.19
Newton Senior High School (0.88 miles) 819$15,17616$59,3900.16
Berg Elementary School (0.94 miles) 430$13,55713$41,5630.25
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School (1.11 miles) 327$13,69813$46,0010.19
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (1.65 miles) 412$11,98113$49,5570.25

Basics and Beyond Alternative School

Number of pupils44
Funding per pupil$42,447
Pupils per teacher6
Average teacher salary$50,125
Diversity index0.17

Emerson Hough Elementary School (0 miles)

Number of pupils138
Funding per pupil$11,737
Pupils per teacher20
Average teacher salary
Diversity index0.19

Newton Senior High School (0.88 miles)

Number of pupils819
Funding per pupil$15,176
Pupils per teacher16
Average teacher salary$59,390
Diversity index0.16

Berg Elementary School (0.94 miles)

Number of pupils430
Funding per pupil$13,557
Pupils per teacher13
Average teacher salary$41,563
Diversity index0.25

Woodrow Wilson Elementary School (1.11 miles)

Number of pupils327
Funding per pupil$13,698
Pupils per teacher13
Average teacher salary$46,001
Diversity index0.19

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (1.65 miles)

Number of pupils412
Funding per pupil$11,981
Pupils per teacher13
Average teacher salary$49,557
Diversity index0.25
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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.
1319thlargest school
1241sthighest number of FTE teachers
35thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
917thhighest average teaching salary
188thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
722ndhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
761sthighest diversity index
9thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

10th Grade - 12th Grade: 6 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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