Orion Elementary School

5112 Arctic Warrior Dr
Jber, AK 99506
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
Orion Elementary School serves 271 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Orion Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (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 65-69% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Orion Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

Orion Elementary School's student population of 271 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 21% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2016)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students271 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Comparison

Orion Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Orion Elementary School is 0.68, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#26 out of 466 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
23%
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Asian
3%
6%
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Hispanic
19%
7%
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Black
11%
3%
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White
51%
47%
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Hawaiian
2%
3%
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Two or more races
14%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.680.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
18%
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 and middle school to Orion Elementary School is Crossroads School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mt. Spurr Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Jber Mt. Spurr Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-6 | 256 students
    0.2 miles
    8414 Mcguire Ave
    Jber, AK 99506
    (907) 742-0200
    0.2 PK-6 256
  • Anchorage Mountain View Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 288 students
    0.6 miles
    4005 Mcphee Ave
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    (907) 742-3900
    0.6 PK-6 288
  • Anchorage Crossroads School Alternative School
    Grades: 7-12 | 15 students
    1.0 miles
    3350 Commercial Dr # 101
    Anchorage, AK 99501
    (907) 742-2424
    1 7-12 15
  • Anchorage William Tyson Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 428 students
    1.0 miles
    2801 Richmond Ave
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    (907) 742-8000
    1 PK-6 428
  • Anchorage Clark Middle School Math: 12% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 900 students
    1.1 miles
    150 South Bragaw St
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    (907) 742-4700
    1.1 6-8 900

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