Joy Elementary School serves 327 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Joy Elementary 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 20-24% (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 30-34% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-8
- Enrollment: 327 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
- Minority Enrollment: 52%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in AK
- Math Proficiency: 20-24% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 30-34% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education
Joy Elementary School's student population of 327 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 23% over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Joy Elementary 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 Joy Elementary School is 0.71, which is equal to 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
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#286 out of 443 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
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 Joy Elementary School's ranking?
Joy Elementary School is ranked #286 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?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while 30-34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).
How many students attend Joy Elementary School?
327 students attend Joy Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
48% of Joy Elementary School students are White, 20% of students are Two or more races, 13% of students are American Indian, 10% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Black, and 3% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Joy Elementary School?
Joy Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Joy Elementary School offer ?
Joy Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Joy Elementary School part of?
Joy Elementary School is part of Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.
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