Arctic Light Elementary School

4167 Neely Rd
Fort Wainwright, AK 99703
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Arctic Light Elementary School serves 538 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Arctic Light Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 40%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Arctic Light Elementary School's student population of 538 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students538 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

Arctic Light Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 466 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Arctic Light Elementary School is 0.73, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#237 out of 466 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:115:1
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American Indian
1%
23%
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Asian
2%
6%
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Hispanic
24%
7%
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Black
18%
3%
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White
42%
47%
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Hawaiian
4%
3%
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Two or more races
9%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.730.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
24%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFairbanks North Star Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Arctic Light Elementary School is Lathrop High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Ryan Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hunter Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fairbanks Hunter Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 374 students
    1.3 miles
    1630 Gillam Way
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 456-5775
    1.3 PK-6 374
  • Fairbanks Lathrop High School Math: 18% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,023 student
    1.3 miles
    901 Airport Way
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 456-7794
    1.3 9-12 1,023
  • Fairbanks Nordale Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 362 students
    1.3 miles
    397 Hamilton Ave
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 452-2696
    1.3 PK-6 362
  • Fairbanks Ryan Middle School Math: 28% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 371 students
    1.3 miles
    1450 Cowles
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 452-4751
    1.3 7-8 371
  • Fairbanks Tanana Middle School Math: 31% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 385 students
    1.3 miles
    600 Trainor Gate Rd
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 452-8145
    1.3 7-8 385

School Reviews

5  
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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