Northern Lights Abc K-8 School

  • Northern Lights Abc K-8 School serves 628 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • 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.
  • 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 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%.

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
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • 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 School 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
3%
23%
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Asian
23%
6%
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Hispanic
10%
7%
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Black
2%
3%
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White
43%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
18%
11%
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Diversity Score0.730.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
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 Location Miles Grades Students
  • Anchorage Polaris K-12 School Magnet School
    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
    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
    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
    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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