Chugach Optional Elementary School

1205 E St
Anchorage, AK 99501
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 5%
Serving 227 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, Chugach Optional Elementary School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 36%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 44%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 227 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • : Top 5% in AK
  • : 65-69% (Top 5%)
  • : 70-74% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Chugach Optional Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

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School Overview

Chugach Optional Elementary School's student population of 227 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
227 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
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School Rankings

Chugach Optional Elementary School ranks within the top 5% of all 443 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Chugach Optional 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AK)
#9 out of 443 schools
(Top 5%)
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65-69%
36%
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70-74%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
2%
22%
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Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
8%
8%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
73%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
3%
Two or more races
13%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.45
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Chugach Optional Elementary School's ranking?
Chugach Optional Elementary School is ranked #9 out of 443 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Alaska.
What schools are Chugach Optional Elementary School often compared to?
Chugach Optional Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Inlet View Elementary School, Denali Montessori Elementary School, Aquarian Charter School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
65-69% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while 70-74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).
How many students attend Chugach Optional Elementary School?
227 students attend Chugach Optional Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
73% of Chugach Optional Elementary School students are White, 13% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Asian, 2% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Chugach Optional Elementary School?
Chugach Optional Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Chugach Optional Elementary School offer ?
Chugach Optional Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Chugach Optional Elementary School part of?
Chugach Optional Elementary School is part of Anchorage School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 227 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • : Top 5%
  • : 65-69% (Top 5%)
  • : 70-74% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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