Joy Elementary School

Joy Elementary School serves 467 students in grades PK - 6.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the AK average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the state average of 51%.
Joy Elementary School operates within the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.

School Overview

The student population of 467 students has grown by 20% over five years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 467 students
Joy Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Joy Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Joy Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Joy Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AK) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 17:1
Joy Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
American Indian
25%
24%
Joy Elementary School American Indian Students (1990-2014)
Asian
5%
6%
Joy Elementary School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
7%
7%
Joy Elementary School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
4%
3%
Joy Elementary School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
50%
49%
Joy Elementary School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
9%
8%
Joy Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.68 0.69
Joy Elementary School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
47%
36%
Joy Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
6%
Joy Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2014)

District Comparison

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District's student population of 14,105 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $15,305 is higher than the state average of n/a. The district revenue/student has declined by 8% over four years.
School District Name Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
Number of Schools
Managed
35
4
Number of Students Managed 14,105 405
Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $223 MM n/a
Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District District Total Revenue (1992-2010)
District Spending $228 MM n/a
Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District District Spending (1992-2010)
District Revenue / Student $15,305 n/a
Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $15,667 n/a
Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Alternative Learning Systems (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Randy Smith Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Anne Wien Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • FairbanksAnne Wien Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 420 students
    0.7 miles
    1501 Hampstead Ave
    FairbanksAK 99701
    (907)451-7500
    0.7PK-6420
  • FairbanksRandy Smith Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 338 students
    0.8 miles
    1401 Bainbridge
    FairbanksAK 99701
    (907)458-7600
    0.87-8338
  • FairbanksAlternative Learning SystemsAlternative School
    Grades: PK-12 | 129 students
    1.3 miles
    520 Fifth Ave
    FairbanksAK 99701
    (907)452-2000
    1.3PK-12129
  • FairbanksFairbanks B.e.s.t.Alternative School
    Grades: KG-12 | 268 students
    1.3 miles
    520 Fifth Ave
    FairbanksAK 99701
    (907)452-2000
    1.3KG-12268
  • FairbanksNordale Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 322 students
    1.3 miles
    397 Hamilton Ave
    FairbanksAK 99701
    (907)452-2696
    1.3PK-6322

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