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Alternative High School (leave a review)
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+1 (973) 321-0570

151 Ellison Street

Paterson, New Jersey


About Alternative High School
6th Grade - 12th Grade
Alternative/other school

Alternative High School is one of 49 schools in the Paterson Public School District of New Jersey.

A relatively small school, it has an enrolment of 246 students from 6th Grade to 12th Grade and is classified as an alternative/other school.

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

An average teaching salary at Alternative High School is $64,128, which is lower than the New Jersey state average of $68,978.

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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

School-wide program

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 High School 246$10,4915$64,1280.53
John P. Holland Charter School (0.31 miles) 192$7,78213$75,9970.47
Edward W Kilpatrick (0.36 miles) 426$18,13615$66,0360.47
Community Charter School of Paterson (0.44 miles) 895$8,60950$54,7370.50
Dale Avenue (0.53 miles) 401$18,73515$60,4630.50
Don Bosco Academy (1.11 miles) 605$11,77016$64,5020.60

Alternative High School

Number of pupils246
Funding per pupil$10,491
Pupils per teacher5
Average teacher salary$64,128
Diversity index0.53

John P. Holland Charter School (0.31 miles)

Number of pupils192
Funding per pupil$7,782
Pupils per teacher13
Average teacher salary$75,997
Diversity index0.47

Edward W Kilpatrick (0.36 miles)

Number of pupils426
Funding per pupil$18,136
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$66,036
Diversity index0.47

Community Charter School of Paterson (0.44 miles)

Number of pupils895
Funding per pupil$8,609
Pupils per teacher50
Average teacher salary$54,737
Diversity index0.50

Dale Avenue (0.53 miles)

Number of pupils401
Funding per pupil$18,735
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$60,463
Diversity index0.50

Don Bosco Academy (1.11 miles)

Number of pupils605
Funding per pupil$11,770
Pupils per teacher16
Average teacher salary$64,502
Diversity index0.60
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Rankings within New Jersey
There are 2,603 schools in New Jersey. Rankings don't always go up to 2,603 because some schools have missing data.
2121stlargest school
739thhighest number of FTE teachers
176thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
1691sthighest average teaching salary
447thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
1986thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
997thhighest diversity index
1777thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

6th Grade - 12th Grade: 4 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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