Peterson Elementary School

  • Peterson Elementary School serves 246 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (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.
  • 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Peterson Elementary School's student population of 246 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2014)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students246 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Peterson Elementary 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 Peterson Elementary School is 0.33, 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#9 out of 466 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:117:1
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American Indian
9%
23%
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Asian
2%
6%
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Hispanic
6%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
81%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
1%
11%
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Diversity Score0.330.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKodiak Island Borough 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 Peterson Elementary School is Akteach (0.0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Kodiak Akteach
    Grades: K-12 | 176 students
    0.0 miles
    722 Mill Bay Rd
    Kodiak, AK 99615
    (907) 942-0537
    0.0 K-12 176
  • Kodiak Kodiak High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 657 students
    0.1 miles
    917 Rezanof East
    Kodiak, AK 99615
    (907) 486-7400
    0.1 9-12 657
  • Kodiak Kodiak Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 454 students
    0.1 miles
    1017 Rezanof East
    Kodiak, AK 99615
    (907) 481-2200
    0.1 6-8 454
  • Kodiak Main Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 227 students
    0.1 miles
    128 Powell Ave
    Kodiak, AK 99615
    (907) 486-2100
    0.1 K-5 227
  • Kodiak East Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 337 students
    1.3 miles
    200 Benny Benson Dr
    Kodiak, AK 99615
    (907) 481-6500
    1.3 PK-5 337

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