Ptarmigan Elementary School

888 Edwards St
Anchorage, AK 99504
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 344 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, Ptarmigan Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 36%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 44%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 344 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • : Bottom 50% in AK
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Ptarmigan Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

Ptarmigan Elementary School's student population of 344 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
344 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Ptarmigan Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 443 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AK)
#308 out of 443 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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20-24%
36%
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20-24%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
12%
22%
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Asian
16%
5%
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Hispanic
16%
8%
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Black
10%
2%
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White
10%
47%
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Hawaiian
18%
3%
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Two or more races
18%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.86
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
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: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ptarmigan Elementary School's ranking?
Ptarmigan Elementary School is ranked #308 out of 443 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alaska.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while 20-24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).
How many students attend Ptarmigan Elementary School?
344 students attend Ptarmigan Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
18% of Ptarmigan Elementary School students are Two or more races, 18% of students are Hawaiian, 16% of students are Asian, 16% of students are Hispanic, 12% of students are American Indian, 10% of students are Black, and 10% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ptarmigan Elementary School?
Ptarmigan Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Ptarmigan Elementary School offer ?
Ptarmigan Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Ptarmigan Elementary School part of?
Ptarmigan Elementary School is part of Anchorage School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 344 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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