Chugach Optional Elementary School

Chugach Optional Elementary School serves 255 students in grades PK - 6.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the AK average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 51%.
Chugach Optional Elementary School operates within the Anchorage School District.

School Overview

The student population of 255 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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 255 students
Chugach Optional Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Chugach Optional Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Chugach Optional Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Chugach Optional Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is more than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AK) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 17:1
Chugach Optional Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
American Indian
2%
24%
Chugach Optional Elementary School American Indian Students (1990-2014)
Asian
2%
6%
Chugach Optional Elementary School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
7%
7%
Chugach Optional Elementary School Black Students (1991-2014)
White
78%
49%
Chugach Optional Elementary School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
11%
8%
Chugach Optional Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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.
0.38 0.37
Chugach Optional Elementary School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
10%
36%
Chugach Optional Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2014)
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%
6%
Chugach Optional Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2014)

District Comparison

Anchorage School District's student population of 48,159 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $13,836 in this district is less than the state average of $25,342. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $15,225 is less than the state average of $25,523. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Anchorage School District
Number of Schools
Managed
97
4
Number of Students Managed 48,159 405
Anchorage   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $686 MM $10 MM
Anchorage   School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $755 MM $10 MM
Anchorage   School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $13,836 $25,342
Anchorage   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $15,225 $25,523
Anchorage   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Avail School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Central Middle School Of Science (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Denali Montessori Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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    0.4 miles
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    AnchorageAK 99501
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