Oakview (Alternative) High School: Full Guide

Location: Anderson, CA

Are you a student or parent at Oakview (Alternative) High School? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?

We've written the best guide to Oakview Alternative High available. Here we'll cover:

  • Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
  • How safe Oakview Alternative High is to attend
  • SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by Oakview Alternative High students
  • Which AP/IB classes you can take at Oakview Alternative High
  • Every sports team you can join at Oakview Alternative High

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Basic Information

Oakview (Alternative) High School is a public school, supporting grades 9 to 12 . It's located in Anderson, CA in Shasta County.

Based on its location, Oakview Alternative High is classified as a school in a rural fringe area, near an urbanized area. Here's the location on a map:

Contact Information

Mailing address:

Oakview (Alternative) High School
20083 Olinda Rd.
Anderson, CA 96007-3530

Phone number: 5303786895

Oakview (Alternative) High School homepage: http://ohs.auhsd.net/

Principal: Brandt Shriner
Email the principal: [email protected]

Student Demographics

Student Enrollment

The total enrollment at Oakview (Alternative) High School is 72 students, making it a small high school, in the bottom 25% of all California high schools by size.

With at most a few dozen students in your class, you'll get to know most other Oakview Alternative High students well. But the small student body size may mean that you won't get access to the full range of activities and classes that other high schools offer.

If you find that your interests aren't well served by Oakview Alternative High, consider transferring to a larger high school if possible, or find ways to supplement your interests in your community or on the Internet.

Growth in Student Body Size

Is Oakview (Alternative) High School growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.

From our calculations, the enrollment at Oakview Alternative High has steadily decreased over the past few years. We calculate this by comparing enrollment in grades 9 to 12.

Male Students Female Students All Students
9th grade 2 0 2
10th grade 2 3 5
11th grade 7 14 21
12th grade 24 20 44

As you can see in the table above, the senior class is 42 students larger than the freshman class. This suggests that Oakview Alternative High is shrinking in size and taking on fewer students.

There are a few reasons this can happen. The population of Anderson could be decreasing, thus sending fewer students into Oakview Alternative High. Alternatively, other schools (like charter or private schools) might be appearing, drawing students away.

Gender Split

Are there more boys or girls at Oakview (Alternative) High School?

From our statistics, Oakview Alternative High has a 49:51 split between male and female students in the high school grades.

Oakview Alternative High has a balanced male-female ratio that's largely representative of the general population in Shasta County. Since the student body is roughly half and half, it should feel like there are equal numbers of boys and girls in your classes.

This usually means that Oakview Alternative High doesn't strongly select for either males or females, unlike other schools that have a large majority of males or females.

Ethnicity Breakdown

What's the racial diversity at Oakview (Alternative) High School? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?

From our statistics, Oakview Alternative High has a homogenous student body, with the overwhelming majority of students identifying as one ethnicity. Only a third of California schools show as little diversity as Oakview Alternative High does. When attending class, most students will be of the same ethnicity, with some variation.

The majority of students at Oakview Alternative High are white. In California, white students make up 26.3% of all California students, and are the second most common ethnicity after Hispanic students. Thus Oakview Alternative High is one of hundreds of schools in the state that have a majority of white students.

Percentage Number
American Indian/Alaska Native 11.1% 8
Asian 0.0% 0
Hispanic 9.7% 7
Black 1.3% 1
White 73.6% 53
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0.0% 0
Two or more races 4.1% 3

High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of Anderson. If you'd like to see how other nearby schools look in diversity, just google "[name of school] prepscholar" to find our guide to that specific school.

Income Level of Oakview Alternative High Families

What are the family incomes of students at Oakview (Alternative) High School? To determine this, we look at the number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunches, a classification by the US federal government.

To qualify for a reduced price meal, family income needs to be below 185% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $45,000 or below.

To qualify for a free meal, family income needs to be below 130% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $32,000 or below.

The lower the percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced price meals, the higher the income levels are likely to be.

At Oakview Alternative High, 6.9% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 51.3% qualify for free lunches.

This means Oakview Alternative High has a below average level of poverty. With most students not qualifying for free or reduced price lunches, Oakview Alternative High is below average among California schools in poverty level. The income level of families in Anderson is thus likely to be relatively high.

Number Percent
Reduced-price lunches 5 6.9%
Free lunches 37 51.3%
Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches 30 41.6%

As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Anderson and doesn't speak much about the school itself.

Oakview Alternative High is in the middle 50% of schools by income level. Generally, higher income level schools are better-funded and have a higher quality range of classes and activities. Oakview Alternative High is likely in the middle of the pack in this regard and will give you a good set of options to try.

If you have any interests that Oakview Alternative High doesn't cover, look to your local community for activities, or to the Internet for self-study AP classes.

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School Safety

How safe is Oakview (Alternative) High School to attend? Can you expect a lot of conflict as a student here?

To study this, we look at disciplinary data for two types of incidents at Oakview Alternative High: referrals to law enforcement (when incidents are reported to police), and arrests.

These are the most serious disciplinary actions available to school administration and are more severe than suspensions or expulsions. Suspensions are often discretionary and can be given just for being disruptive in class. In contrast, law enforcement referrals and arrests often indicate incidents that put the safety of other Oakview Alternative High students at risk.

In the school year of 2011-2012, there were 0 referrals to law enforcement, and 0 school-related arrests. This is out of a total enrollment of 110 students.

To put this into perspective, most California schools (59% of them) reported 0 law enforcement referrals and arrests.

Compare this school with other high schools in the same school district, using the following table:

Anderson Union High School District Safety

School Name Total Referred Total Arrests Enrollment
Anderson High 2 0 698
North Valley High 0 0 97
Anderson Community Day 2 0 12
West Valley High 0 0 971
Anderson New Technology High 0 0 220
Anderson Community Day Transition 0 0 0

Academic Performance

Now we get to a major aspect of assessing a high school: academic performance. How good of an education will you get at Oakview (Alternative) High School? Will you be competitive for college? Will you have access to advanced classes?

We've compiled everything we could find about Oakview Alternative High's academics here.

Standardized Testing

Next, we'll look at another major piece of high school academics: standardized testing performance for Oakview (Alternative) High School students. These are tests that are administered to large populations of students for comparison purposes.

State Tests

As of 2014, eleventh graders attending Oakview (Alternative) High School must take standardized tests in English/Language Arts and Math as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). These align with the new Common Core standards and are called the "Smarter Balanced" tests.

If Oakview Alternative High students meet or exceed state standards, they're academically prepared to graduate high school and go to college. Specifically, we care about the percentage of students who meet or exceed state standards. The larger this number, the higher the preparation of students at Oakview Alternative High.

Unfortunately, Oakview (Alternative) High School did not show records for English and Language Arts assessments this year. In the future, it may administer these tests to gauge student progress.


The other major test taken for state assessments is Math. Across the state, Math performance is generally lower than English/Language Arts performance, so it's natural for this number to be lower.

At Oakview (Alternative) High School, 8% of students meet or exceed state standards in Math. This is considered well below average and puts Oakview Alternative High in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California. The vast majority of Oakview Alternative High students don't meet state standards, and only a small percentage pass.

Math Test Results (2015)


Read more about what’s measured in each Math area score, go here.

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