PROFICIENCY 15% 81% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages

Richmond Alternative is a school servicing grades 6 to 11 and is located in the district of "RICHMOND CITY PBLC SCHS" in Richmond, VA. There are a total of 242 students and 24 teachers at Richmond Alternative, for a student to teacher ratio of 11 to 1. There are a total of 219 free lunch students and 0 reduced lunch students.

Richmond Alternative has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 14.8%, which is 81% lower than the Virginia average.


Student/Teacher ratio11:1
Free lunch219
Reduced lunch0


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment0
Taking some courses0
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses0
Passing no courses0

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Richmond Alternative, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

6< 50%
7<= 20%
8<= 20%
High School11-19%

Proficiency in languages by grade

6< 50%
7<= 20%
High School40-59%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Richmond Alternative race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 16.7% 9.7% 52.2% 51.1%
African American 83.3% 78.1% 23.2% 15.9%
Asian 0.0% 0.8% 6.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 0.0% 9.8% 13.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.2% 0.4% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.0% 1.3% 4.5% 3.1%

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Richmond demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)3,61819191
Median age33.237.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)34%57%55%
Speak English91%84%79%
Speak Spanish5%7%13%

Education level achieved in Richmond

Completed 8th grade80.4%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school79.1%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college61.2%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree42.5%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors36.7%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters14.8%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.7%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.7%1.7%1.3%
Source: The Richmond Alternative data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.