Swanson Elementary School

507 N Gulkana
Palmer, AK 99645
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Swanson Elementary School serves 488 students in grades Prekindergarten-2.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

School Overview

Swanson Elementary School's student population of 488 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-2
Total Students488 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

The diversity score of Swanson Elementary School is 0.52, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
20%
23%
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Asian
1%
6%
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Hispanic
1%
7%
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Black
2%
3%
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White
66%
47%
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Hawaiian
3%
3%
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Two or more races
7%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.520.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMatanuska-Susitna Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Swanson Elementary School is Beryozova School (0.0 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Willow Beryozova School Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-12 | 19 students
    0.0 miles
    27297 W Beryozova Dr
    Willow, AK 99688
    (907) 495-9390
    0 K-12 19
  • Palmer Mat-su Youth Facility Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-12 | 11 students
    0.0 miles
    581 S Outer Springer Lp
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907) 761-7238
    0 6-12 11
  • Palmer Sherrod Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 437 students
    0.1 miles
    561 N Gulkana St
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907) 761-4100
    0.1 K-5 437
  • Palmer Academy Charter School Charter School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-8 | 247 students
    0.5 miles
    801 East Arctic
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907) 746-2358
    0.5 K-8 247
  • Palmer Palmer High School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 765 students
    1.2 miles
    1170 W Bogard Rd
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907) 746-8400
    1.2 9-12 765

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