Avenue G Bldg 550
Kodiak, AK 99615
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Peterson Elementary School serves 195 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Peterson Elementary 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 195 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Peterson Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

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School Overview

Peterson Elementary School's student population of 195 students has declined by 30% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 22% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
195 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
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School Rankings

Peterson Elementary 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 Peterson Elementary School is 0.24, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#11 out of 461 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
70-74%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
65-69%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
13:1
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American Indian
4%
22%
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Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
1%
3%
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White
87%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
3%
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Two or more races
3%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.24
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Peterson Elementary School's ranking?

Peterson Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for: Highest overall rank (Top 5%), Highest math proficiency (Top 5%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

70-74% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).

How many students attend Peterson Elementary School?

195 students attend Peterson Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

87% of Peterson Elementary School students are White, 4% of students are American Indian, 3% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Peterson Elementary School?

Peterson Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 13:1.

What grades does Peterson Elementary School offer ?

Peterson Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Peterson Elementary School part of?

Peterson Elementary School is part of Kodiak Island Borough School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 195 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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