Airport Heights Elementary School

  • Airport Heights Elementary School serves 319 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Airport Heights Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Asian and American Indian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53%.

Top Placements

Airport Heights Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

  • Airport Heights Elementary School's student population of 319 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students319 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Airport Heights Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 465 schools in Alaska (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Airport Heights Elementary School is 0.84, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank#300 out of 465 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
35%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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American Indian
17%
23%
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Asian
26%
6%
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Hispanic
15%
7%
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Black
6%
3%
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White
9%
47%
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Hawaiian
12%
3%
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Two or more races
15%
11%
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Diversity Score0.840.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Airport Heights Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnchorage School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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