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    Petersen Alternative Center (Community)

    Location Address:
    2209 Blue Gum Ave. Modesto, California 95358 Phone Number: 2095588595
    Mailing Address:
    2209 Blue Gum Ave. Modesto, CA 95358
    Basic School Information
    Operating Agency Name Stanislaus Co. Office of Education State Agency ID 5010504
    School Type Other or Alternative School State School ID 5030226
    Operational Status School is operational FIPS County Number 06099
    County Stanislaus Locale Mid-size City (population less than 250,000)
    Location Relative to Town Limits
    School Classroom Information
    Classroom Teachers Title I Eligible School? Not Title I Eligible School
    School Level Other Level of School School-wide Title I
    School Lowest Grade Offered 01 Magnet School? Not a Magnet School
    School Highest Grade Offered 12 Charter School Not a Charter School
    Free Lunch Eligible Students 164 Reduced-price Lunch Eligible Students 15
    Total Free and Reduced Lunch Students 179 Migrant Students 0
    Total Students 676 Student Teacher Ratio 26.6
    Petersen Alternative Center (Community) Students by Grade
    Prekindergarten Students 0 7th Grade Students 30
    Kindergarten Students 0 8th Grade Students 76
    1st Grade Students 0 9th Grade Students 93
    2nd Grade Students 0 10th Grade Students 113
    3rd Grade Students 2 11th Grade Students 154
    4th Grade Students 2 12th Grade Students 193
    5th Grade Students 5 Ungraded Students 0
    6th Grade Students 8 Total Students 676
    Petersen Alternative Center (Community) Students by Race
    Male Female Total
    American Indiana/Alaskan 3 2 5
    Asian/Pacific Islander 16 3 19
    Hispanic 219 106 325
    Black (Non-Hispanic) 14 9 23
    White (Non-Hispanic) 194 110 304