Big Lake Elementary School

Mile 4.5 South Big Lake Rd
Big Lake, AK 99652
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Big Lake Elementary School serves 398 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Big Lake Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 40%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Big Lake Elementary School's student population of 398 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 19% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students398 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

Big Lake Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 Big Lake Elementary School is 0.45, 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 Testing Rank
#170 out of 466 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:117:1
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American Indian
18%
23%
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Asian
1%
6%
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Hispanic
1%
7%
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Black
1%
3%
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White
72%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
6%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.450.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMatanuska-Susitna Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Big Lake Elementary School is Houston High School (3.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Houston Middle School (3.9 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Houston Houston High School Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 370 students
    3.6 miles
    12501 W Hawk Lane
    Houston, AK 99694
    (907) 892-9400
    3.6 9-12 370
  • Big Lake Houston Middle School Math: 21% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 382 students
    3.9 miles
    12801 W Hawk Ln
    Big Lake, AK 99652
    (907) 892-9500
    3.9 6-8 382
  • Wasilla Joe Redington Senior Jr/sr High School Math: 18% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 610 students
    4.7 miles
    10015 W Redington School Rd
    Wasilla, AK 99623
    (907) 864-5400
    4.7 6-12 610
  • Wasilla Dena'ina Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 404 students
    5.0 miles
    7068 S Knik Knack Mud Shack Ro
    Wasilla, AK 99687
    (907) 864-5600
    5 PK-5 404
  • Wasilla American Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-12 | 211 students
    6.8 miles
    7362 W Parks Hwy #725
    Wasilla, AK 99623
    (907) 352-0150
    6.8 K-12 211

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