4167 Neely Rd
Fort Wainwright, AK 99703
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Arctic Light Elementary School serves 367 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Arctic Light Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Arctic Light Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Arctic Light Elementary School's student population of 367 students has declined by 33% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
367 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

Arctic Light Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 461 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Arctic Light Elementary School is 0.72, which is more 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#63 out of 461 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
13:1
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American Indian
3%
22%
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
25%
7%
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Black
12%
3%
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White
44%
47%
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Hawaiian
6%
3%
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Two or more races
9%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.72
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
34%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   10/20/2015
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!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - rode4

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 367 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.72

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