Big Lake Elementary School

  • Big Lake Elementary School serves 395 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40-44% (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 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

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School Overview

  • Big Lake Elementary School's student population of 395 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students395 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Big Lake Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Big Lake Elementary School is 0.44, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Big Lake Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alaska by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Big Lake Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alaska by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:117:1
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American Indian
18%
23%
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Asian
n/a
6%
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Hispanic
1%
7%
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Black
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Big Lake Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
73%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
6%
11%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Big Lake Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score0.440.36
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Eligible for Free Lunch
94%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Big Lake Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMatanuska-Susitna Borough School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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