Ben Eielson Jr/sr High School

  • Ben Eielson Jr/sr High School serves 351 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (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 49% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Ben Eielson Jr/sr High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 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 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

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Ben Eielson Jr/sr High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

  • Ben Eielson Jr/sr High School's student population of 351 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students351 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ben Eielson Jr/sr High School is ranked within the top 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 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ben Eielson Jr/sr High School is 0.58, 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)#195 out of 465 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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American Indian
1%
23%
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Asian
5%
6%
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Hispanic
10%
7%
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Black
7%
3%
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White
63%
47%
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Hawaiian
2%
3%
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Two or more races
12%
11%
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Diversity Score0.580.71
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Graduation Rate≥90%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
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

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