2722 E Seldon Rd
Wasilla, AK 99654
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Larson Elementary School serves 392 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Larson Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (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 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Alaska state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Top Rankings

Larson Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Larson Elementary School's student population of 392 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
392 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Calendar

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Date
School Opens for Grades 1-12
August 16, 2022 (Tuesday)
First Day for Kindergarten
August 23, 2022 (Tuesday)

School Rankings

Larson Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Larson Elementary School is 0.48, 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 Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#163 out of 461 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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American Indian
18%
23%
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Asian
n/a
6%
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Hispanic
2%
7%
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Black
1%
3%
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White
70%
47%
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Hawaiian
2%
3%
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Two or more races
7%
11%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.48
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 392 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.48 (Btm 50%)

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