Aurora Elementary School

  • Aurora Elementary School serves 210 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Aurora Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) 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 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Aurora Elementary School's student population of 210 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 30% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2013, 2019)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students210 students
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Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Aurora Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% 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 Aurora Elementary School is 0.66, 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 (16-17)#15 out of 465 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
23%
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Asian
2%
6%
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Hispanic
23%
7%
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Black
12%
3%
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White
51%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
3%
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Two or more races
12%
11%
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Diversity Score0.660.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnchorage School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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