Knik Elementary School

Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Knik Elementary School serves 286 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Knik Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (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 45% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Knik Elementary School's student population of 286 students has declined by 42% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 28% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students286 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

Knik Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 Knik Elementary School is 0.51, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#161 out of 466 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:117:1
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American Indian
21%
23%
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Asian
2%
6%
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Hispanic
1%
7%
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Black
1%
3%
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White
67%
47%
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Hawaiian
2%
3%
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Two or more races
6%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.510.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMatanuska-Susitna Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Knik Elementary School is Mat-su Day School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Larson Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Wasilla Larson Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 392 students
    0.6 miles
    2722 E Seldon Rd
    Wasilla, AK 99654
    (907) 352-2300
    0.6 PK-5 392
  • Wasilla Mat-su Day School Special Education School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 89 students
    0.7 miles
    2360 N Tait Dr
    Wasilla, AK 99654
    (907) 864-6000
    0.7 K-12 89
  • Wasilla Mat-su Career & Technical Ed High School Vocational School
    Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 8-12 | 656 students
    0.8 miles
    2472 N Seward Meridian Pkwy
    Wasilla, AK 99654
    (907) 352-0400
    0.8 8-12 656
  • Wasilla Teeland Middle School Math: 38% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 771 students
    0.8 miles
    2788 N Seward Meridian Pkwy
    Wasilla, AK 99654
    (907) 352-7500
    0.8 6-8 771
  • Palmer Cottonwood Creek Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 462 students
    1.4 miles
    800 N Seward Meridian
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907) 864-2100
    1.4 PK-5 462

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