Polaris K-12 School

  • Polaris K-12 School serves 479 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 39% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 56% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

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School Overview

  • Polaris K-12 School's student population of 479 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students479 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Polaris K-12 School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Polaris K-12 School is 0.51, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
35%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
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American Indian
5%
23%
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Asian
4%
6%
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Hispanic
9%
7%
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Black
1%
3%
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White
68%
47%
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Two or more races
13%
11%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Polaris K-12 School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score0.510.36
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Graduation Rate≥80%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnchorage School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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