Montessori Borealis Public Alternative School

1415 Glacier Ave - Marie Drake
Juneau, AK 99801
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Montessori Borealis Public Alternative School serves 157 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Montessori Borealis Public Alternative School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Online School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 157 students
  • State Accredited: No
  • Live Instruction: No
  • Rolling Enrollment: No
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

School Overview

Montessori Borealis Public Alternative School's student population of 157 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
The teacher population of 12 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
157 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
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State Accredited Program
No
Personalized Content
No
Live Instruction
No
Rolling Enrollment
No
Flexible Class Schedule
No
Accelerated Offerings
No
Classes for Credit/Part Time Options
No
Dedicated College Counselor
No
Tutoring/Mentoring
No
Community Clubs/Activities Offered
No

School Rankings

Montessori Borealis Public Alternative School is ranked within the top 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 Montessori Borealis Public Alternative School is 0.57, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#187 out of 443 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
4%
22%
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Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
13%
8%
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Black
n/a
2%
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White
62%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
3%
Two or more races
18%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.57
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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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 Montessori Borealis Public Alternative School's ranking?
Montessori Borealis Public Alternative School is ranked #187 out of 443 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Alaska.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
35-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while 45-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).
How many students attend Montessori Borealis Public Alternative School?
157 students attend Montessori Borealis Public Alternative School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
62% of Montessori Borealis Public Alternative School students are White, 18% of students are Two or more races, 13% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are American Indian, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Montessori Borealis Public Alternative School?
Montessori Borealis Public Alternative School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Montessori Borealis Public Alternative School offer ?
Montessori Borealis Public Alternative School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Montessori Borealis Public Alternative School part of?
Montessori Borealis Public Alternative School is part of Juneau Borough School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Online School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 157 students
  • State Accredited: No
  • Live Instruction: No
  • Rolling Enrollment: No
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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