6200 Ashwood St
Anchorage, AK 99507
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Polaris K-12 School serves 460 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Polaris K-12 School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Top Rankings

Polaris K-12 School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

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School Overview

Polaris K-12 School's student population of 460 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
460 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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School Rankings

Polaris K-12 School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Polaris K-12 School is 0.59, 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
#161 out of 461 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
13:1
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American Indian
5%
22%
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Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
12%
7%
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Black
1%
3%
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White
61%
47%
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Hawaiian
2%
3%
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Two or more races
14%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
79%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 460 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 20% in AK)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.59

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