Sterling Elementary School
Sterling Elementary School serves 232 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Sterling 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 top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (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 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).
Sterling Elementary School's student population of 232 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Sterling 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 Sterling Elementary School is 0.38, 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 Data
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#245 out of 461 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education
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