Chugach Optional Elementary School

  • Chugach Optional Elementary School serves 258 students in grades PK-6.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the AK average of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Chugach Optional Elementary School operates within the Anchorage School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 258 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 258 students
Chugach Optional Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Chugach Optional Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Chugach Optional Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Chugach Optional Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AK) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 18:1
Chugach Optional Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
American Indian
2%
24%
Chugach Optional Elementary School American Indian Students (1991-2015)
Asian
2%
6%
Chugach Optional Elementary School Asian Students (1991-2015)
Hispanic
6%
7%
Chugach Optional Elementary School Black Students (1992-2015)
Black
n/a
3%
Chugach Optional Elementary School Black Students (1991-2012)
White
81%
48%
Chugach Optional Elementary School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a
3%
Chugach Optional Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
9%
9%
Chugach Optional Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Chugach Optional Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AK All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.33 0.36
Chugach Optional Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
38%
Chugach Optional Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
1%
5%
Chugach Optional Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2015)

District Comparison

  • Anchorage School District's student population of 48,089 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $16,026 in this district is less than the state average of $27,880. The district revenue/student has grown by 20% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $17,029 is less than the state average of $27,459. The district spending/student has grown by 12% over four years.
School District Name Anchorage School District
Number of Schools
Managed
97
4
Number of Students Managed 48,089 399
Anchorage School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $772 MM $11 MM
Anchorage School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $820 MM $11 MM
Anchorage School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $16,026 $27,880
Anchorage School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $17,029 $27,459
Anchorage School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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