1675 N Nadina St.
Palmer, AK 99645
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Birchtree Charter School serves 352 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Birchtree Charter 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 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
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 Rankings

Birchtree Charter School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Birchtree Charter School's student population of 352 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
352 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

Birchtree Charter School is ranked within the top 50% of all 461 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Birchtree Charter School is 0.46, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#171 out of 461 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
13:1
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American Indian
8%
22%
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
4%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
72%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
3%
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Two or more races
15%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.46
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 352 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 28%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.46

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