Joy Elementary School

Joy Elementary School serves 430 students in grades PK-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the AK average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the state average of 49%.
Joy Elementary School operates within the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.

Overview

The student population of 430 students has grown by 11% over five years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 430 students
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Students by Grade Joy Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 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
21%
23%
Asian
3%
6%
Hispanic
4%
6%
Black
6%
4%
White
52%
51%
All Ethnic Groups Joy Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Joy Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.67 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.
45%
34%
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.
7%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,586 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
Number of Schools
Managed
35
4
Number of Students Managed 14,586 425
Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $208 MM $9 MM
Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $218 MM $10 MM
Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,485 $21,927
Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,195 $24,242
Fairbanks North Star Borough   School 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 Students Grades
  • FairbanksAnne Wien Elementary School
    1501 Hampstead Ave
    FairbanksAK 99709
    (907)451-7500
    0.7 mi | 396 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • FairbanksRandy Smith Middle School
    1401 Bainbridge
    FairbanksAK 99709
    (907)458-7600
    0.8 mi | 312 students | Gr. 7-8                      
  • FairbanksAlternative Learning Systems
    Alternative School
    520 Fifth Ave
    FairbanksAK 99701
    (907)452-2000
    Alternative School

    1.3 mi | 109 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • FairbanksFairbanks B.e.s.t.
    Alternative School
    520 Fifth Ave
    FairbanksAK 99701
    (907)452-2000
    Alternative School

    1.3 mi | 265 students | Gr. KG-12                      
  • FairbanksNordale Elementary School
    397 Hamilton Ave
    FairbanksAK 99701
    (907)452-2696
    1.3 mi | 351 students | Gr. PK-6                      

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Fairbanks, AK public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.44, which is higher than the Alaska average of 0.37. The most diverse school in Fairbanks is Hunter Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Alaska or national school diversity statistics.