888 Edwards St
Anchorage, AK 99504
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Ptarmigan Elementary School serves 351 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Ptarmigan Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

School Overview

Ptarmigan Elementary School's student population of 351 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
351 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Ptarmigan Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 Ptarmigan Elementary School is 0.86, which is more 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
#332 out of 461 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
11%
22%
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Asian
18%
5%
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Hispanic
14%
7%
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Black
10%
3%
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White
13%
47%
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Hawaiian
14%
3%
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Two or more races
20%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.86
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
14%
6%
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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)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 351 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.86

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