Polaris K-12 School

Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Polaris K-12 School serves 482 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 40%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

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 466 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Polaris K-12 School is 0.53, 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
#186 out of 466 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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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
2%
3%
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White
67%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
3%
Two or more races
14%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.530.71
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Graduation Rate
≥80%
77%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Polaris K-12 School is S.a.v.e. High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Northern Lights Abc K-8 School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Anchorage Northern Lights Abc K-8 School Magnet School
    Math: 70% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-8 | 628 students
    0.6 miles
    2424 East Dowling Rd
    Anchorage, AK 99507
    (907) 742-7500
    0.6 PK-8 628
  • Anchorage Tudor Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 345 students
    0.7 miles
    1666 Cache Dr
    Anchorage, AK 99507
    (907) 742-1050
    0.7 PK-6 345
  • Anchorage S.a.v.e. High School Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 160 students
    0.8 miles
    410 East 56th
    Anchorage, AK 99518
    (907) 742-1250
    0.8 9-12 160
  • Anchorage Taku Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 373 students
    0.8 miles
    701 E 72nd Ave
    Anchorage, AK 99518
    (907) 742-5940
    0.8 PK-6 373
  • Anchorage Rilke Schule Charter School Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: 59% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-8 | 501 students
    1.5 miles
    650 W International Airport Rd
    Anchorage, AK 99507
    (907) 742-0900
    1.5 K-8 501

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