Arctic Light Elementary School

  • Arctic Light Elementary School serves 549 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 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 37% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the Alaska state average of 53%.

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School Overview

  • Arctic Light Elementary School's student population of 549 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students549 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Arctic Light Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Arctic Light Elementary School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. 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--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Arctic Light Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alaska by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arctic Light Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alaska by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio21:117:1
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American Indian
1%
23%
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Asian
1%
6%
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Hispanic
24%
7%
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Black
16%
3%
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White
47%
47%
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Hawaiian
3%
3%
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Two or more races
8%
11%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Arctic Light Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score0.700.36
This chart display the diversity score of Arctic Light Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Alaska by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
22%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arctic Light Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFairbanks North Star Borough School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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I would recomend this school, because in 2011, I went there for 4 years, and those years held the best memories of my life. The teachers are very sweet and kind. They have really good resources, and I was supplied with everything, including information about what goes on there. I myself am very close with many of the teachers, and my only true friends were there, alongside me. I love the big open reccess yards, and the teachers would always help me if I was in trouble or had problems with schoolwork. I say yes to recommending this amazing, awe- inspiring school!
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