995 Soundview Ave
Homer, AK 99603
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Fireweed Academy serves 85 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Fireweed Academy placed in the top 10% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (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 60-64% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 85 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Fireweed Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Fireweed Academy's student population of 85 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 7 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
85 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
7 teachers
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School Rankings

Fireweed Academy is ranked within the top 10% 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 Fireweed Academy is 0.35, 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
#44 out of 461 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
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American Indian
7%
22%
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
2%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
80%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
3%
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Two or more races
11%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.35
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fireweed Academy's ranking?

Fireweed Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for: Highest overall rank (Top 10%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

50-54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% AK state average), while 60-64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% AK state average).

How many students attend Fireweed Academy?

85 students attend Fireweed Academy.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

80% of Fireweed Academy students are White, 11% of students are Two or more races, 7% of students are American Indian, and 2% of students are Hispanic.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Fireweed Academy?

Fireweed Academy has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 13:1.

What grades does Fireweed Academy offer ?

Fireweed Academy offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Fireweed Academy part of?

Fireweed Academy is part of Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 85 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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