Academy Charter School

  • Academy Charter School serves 247 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 40%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Academy Charter School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

Top Placements

Academy Charter School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

  • Academy Charter School's student population of 247 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2016)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students247 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Academy Charter School is ranked within the top 10% of all 466 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Academy Charter School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank#33 out of 466 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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American Indian
10%
23%
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Asian
1%
6%
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Hispanic
4%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
80%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
4%
11%
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Diversity Score0.350.71
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMatanuska-Susitna Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Academy Charter School is Beryozova School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Willow Beryozova School
    Grades: K-12 | 19 students
    0.5 miles
    27297 W Beryozova Dr
    Willow, AK 99688
    (907)495-9390
    0.5 K-12 19
  • Palmer Mat-su Youth Facility Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12 | 11 students
    0.5 miles
    581 S Outer Springer Lp
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907)761-7238
    0.5 6-12 11
  • Palmer Sherrod Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 437 students
    0.5 miles
    561 N Gulkana St
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907)761-4100
    0.5 K-5 437
  • Palmer Swanson Elementary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 488 students
    0.5 miles
    507 N Gulkana
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907)861-5300
    0.5 PK-2 488
  • Palmer Palmer Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 572 students
    1.2 miles
    1159 S Chugach
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907)761-4300
    1.2 6-8 572

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