Ursa Major Elementary School

  • Ursa Major Elementary School serves 407 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 45-49% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

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School Overview

  • Ursa Major Elementary School's student population of 407 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students407 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ursa Major Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ursa Major Elementary School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ursa Major 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ursa Major 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
23%
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Asian
2%
6%
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Hispanic
20%
7%
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Black
13%
3%
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White
52%
47%
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Hawaiian
2%
3%
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Two or more races
11%
11%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ursa Major Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score0.670.36
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
19%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ursa Major Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnchorage School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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