Ptarmigan Elementary School

  • Ptarmigan Elementary School serves 434 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Asian and American Indian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Ptarmigan Elementary School's student population of 434 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students434 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ptarmigan Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#354 out of 465 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)15-19%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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American Indian
14%
23%
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Asian
15%
6%
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Hispanic
13%
7%
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Black
11%
3%
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White
19%
47%
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Hawaiian
11%
3%
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Two or more races
17%
11%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ptarmigan Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score0.860.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ptarmigan Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
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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