Joy Elementary School

24 Margaret St
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Joy Elementary School serves 425 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Joy Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 40%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Top Placements

Joy Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

Joy Elementary School's student population of 425 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students425 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

Joy Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 466 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Joy Elementary School is 0.72, which is more 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#266 out of 466 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
14%
23%
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Asian
3%
6%
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Hispanic
9%
7%
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Black
4%
3%
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White
44%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
25%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.720.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFairbanks North Star Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Joy Elementary School is Alternative Learning Systems (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Randy Smith Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Anne Wien Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fairbanks Anne Wien Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 378 students
    0.7 miles
    1501 Hampstead Ave
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 451-7500
    0.7 PK-6 378
  • Fairbanks Randy Smith Middle School Math: 44% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 295 students
    0.8 miles
    1401 Bainbridge
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 458-7600
    0.8 7-8 295
  • Fairbanks Alternative Learning Systems Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-12 | 111 students
    1.3 miles
    520 Fifth Ave
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 452-2000
    1.3 PK-12 111
  • Fairbanks Fairbanks B.e.s.t. Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 292 students
    1.3 miles
    520 Fifth Ave
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 452-2000
    1.3 K-12 292
  • Fairbanks Nordale Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 362 students
    1.3 miles
    397 Hamilton Ave
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 452-2696
    1.3 PK-6 362

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