Joy Elementary School

Joy Elementary School serves 457 students in grades PK-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the AK average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the state average of 50%.
Joy Elementary School operates within the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.

Overview

The student population of 457 students has grown by 25% over five years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 26% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 457 students
Joy Elementary School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Joy Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Joy Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AK) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 13:1
Joy Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
19%
24%
Joy Elementary School American Indian Students (1989-2013)
Asian
6%
6%
Joy Elementary School Asian Students (1989-2013)
Hispanic
6%
6%
Joy Elementary School Black Students (1989-2013)
Black
5%
4%
Joy Elementary School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
54%
50%
Joy Elementary School White Students (1989-2013)
Hawaiian
1%
2%
Joy Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2013)
Two or more races
9%
8%
Joy Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Joy Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AK All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.66 0.36
Joy Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2013)
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.
46%
34%
Joy Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
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.
9%
6%
Joy Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,604 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $14,485 is less than the state average of $21,927. The district revenue/student has grown by 34% over four years.
The district spending/student of $15,195 is less than the state average of $24,242. The district spending/student has grown by 39% over four years.
School District Name Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
Number of Schools
Managed
35
4
Number of Students Managed 14,604 398
Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $208 MM $9 MM
Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $218 MM $10 MM
Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,485 $21,927
Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,195 $24,242
Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby 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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • FairbanksAnne Wien Elementary School
    1501 Hampstead Ave
    FairbanksAK 99701
    (907)451-7500
    0.7 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 407 students                      
  • FairbanksRandy Smith Middle School
    1401 Bainbridge
    FairbanksAK 99701
    (907)458-7600
    0.8 mi | Gr. 7-8 | 323 students                      
  • FairbanksAlternative Learning Systems
    Alternative School
    520 Fifth Ave
    FairbanksAK 99701
    (907)452-2000
    Alternative School

    1.3 mi | Gr. PK-12 | 131 students                      
  • FairbanksFairbanks B.e.s.t.
    Alternative School
    520 Fifth Ave
    FairbanksAK 99701
    (907)452-2000
    Alternative School

    1.3 mi | Gr. KG-12 | 266 students                      
  • FairbanksNordale Elementary School
    397 Hamilton Ave
    FairbanksAK 99701
    (907)452-2696
    1.3 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 378 students                      

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