Sherrod Elementary School

561 N Gulkana St
Palmer, AK 99645
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%
Serving 373 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Sherrod Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 23%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 36% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 29%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 373 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • : Top 50% in AK
  • : 31% (Top 50%)
  • : 36% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

School Overview

Sherrod Elementary School's student population of 373 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
373 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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School Rankings

Sherrod Elementary School ranks within the top 50% of all 459 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Sherrod Elementary School is 0.56, 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.
This School
State Level (AK)
#175 out of 459 schools
(Top 50%)
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31%
23%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sherrod Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
36%
29%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sherrod Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
9%
22%
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
7%
8%
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Black
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Sherrod Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
63%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
19%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sherrod Elementary School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
0.56
This chart display the diversity score of Sherrod Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Sherrod Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sherrod Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sherrod Elementary School's ranking?
Sherrod Elementary School is ranked #175 out of 459 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Alaska.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
31% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 23% AK state average), while 36% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 29% AK state average).
How many students attend Sherrod Elementary School?
373 students attend Sherrod Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
63% of Sherrod Elementary School students are White, 19% of students are Two or more races, 9% of students are American Indian, 7% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sherrod Elementary School?
Sherrod Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Sherrod Elementary School offer ?
Sherrod Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Sherrod Elementary School part of?
Sherrod Elementary School is part of Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 373 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 31% (Top 50%)
  • : 36% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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