35096 Sterling Hwy
Sterling, AK 99672
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Sterling Elementary School serves 137 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 10:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 137 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

School Overview

Sterling Elementary School's student population of 137 students has declined by 42% over five school years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
137 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
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School Rankings

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 0.45, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#245 out of 461 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
13:1
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American Indian
7%
22%
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
8%
7%
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Black
1%
3%
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White
73%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
Two or more races
9%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.45
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
23%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 137 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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