Polaris K-12 School

  • Polaris K-12 School serves 482 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.
  • 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Polaris K-12 School's student population of 482 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students482 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Polaris K-12 School is ranked within the top 50% of all 465 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Polaris K-12 School is 0.51, 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 School Rank (16-17)#144 out of 465 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
4%
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
14%
11%
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Diversity Score0.510.71
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Graduation Rate≥80%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
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: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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