Discovery Peak Charter School

2880 Hurst Road
North Pole, AK 99705
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Discovery Peak Charter School serves 185 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Discovery Peak Charter School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 185 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

School Overview

Discovery Peak Charter School's student population of 185 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
185 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
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School Rankings

Discovery Peak Charter School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 443 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Discovery Peak Charter School is 0.41, 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)
Overall Testing Rank
#257 out of 443 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
36%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
44%
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
5%
22%
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
7%
8%
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Black
2%
2%
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White
76%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
3%
Two or more races
9%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.41
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Discovery Peak Charter School's ranking?
Discovery Peak Charter School is ranked #257 out of 443 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alaska.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).
How many students attend Discovery Peak Charter School?
185 students attend Discovery Peak Charter School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
76% of Discovery Peak Charter School students are White, 9% of students are Two or more races, 7% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are American Indian, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Discovery Peak Charter School?
Discovery Peak Charter School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Discovery Peak Charter School offer ?
Discovery Peak Charter School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Discovery Peak Charter School part of?
Discovery Peak Charter School is part of Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 185 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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