2424 East Dowling Rd
Anchorage, AK 99507
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Northern Lights Abc K-8 School serves 566 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Northern Lights Abc K-8 School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (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 70% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Northern Lights Abc K-8 School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

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School Overview

Northern Lights Abc K-8 School's student population of 566 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
566 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Northern Lights Abc K-8 School is ranked within the top 5% 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 Northern Lights Abc K-8 School is 0.77, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#15 out of 461 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
13:1
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American Indian
4%
22%
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Asian
28%
5%
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Hispanic
12%
7%
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Black
5%
3%
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White
33%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
17%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.77
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 566 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.77

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