Northern Lights Abc K-8 School

2424 East Dowling Rd
Anchorage, AK 99507
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 5%
Northern Lights Abc K-8 School serves 628 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 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (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 76% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Northern Lights Abc K-8 School's student population of 628 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2017)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students628 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

Northern Lights Abc K-8 School is ranked within the top 5% 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 Northern Lights Abc K-8 School is 0.73, 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
#7 out of 466 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:117:1
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American Indian
4%
23%
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Asian
23%
6%
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Hispanic
9%
7%
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Black
3%
3%
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White
43%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
17%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.730.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnchorage School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Northern Lights Abc K-8 School is Polaris K-12 School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Anchorage Polaris K-12 School Magnet School
    Math: 38% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 482 students
    0.6 miles
    6200 Ashwood St
    Anchorage, AK 99507
    (907) 742-8700
    0.6 K-12 482
  • Anchorage Tudor Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 345 students
    0.7 miles
    1666 Cache Dr
    Anchorage, AK 99507
    (907) 742-1050
    0.7 PK-6 345
  • Anchorage Kasuun Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 414 students
    1.1 miles
    4000 E 68th Ave
    Anchorage, AK 99507
    (907) 349-9444
    1.1 PK-6 414
  • Anchorage S.a.v.e. High School Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 160 students
    1.3 miles
    410 East 56th
    Anchorage, AK 99518
    (907) 742-1250
    1.3 9-12 160
  • Anchorage Taku Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 373 students
    1.3 miles
    701 E 72nd Ave
    Anchorage, AK 99518
    (907) 742-5940
    1.3 PK-6 373

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