454 Dyea St
Jber, AK 99505
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Ursa Major Elementary School serves 306 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Ursa Major Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

School Overview

Ursa Major Elementary School's student population of 306 students has declined by 24% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
306 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Ursa Major Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 Ursa Major Elementary School is 0.67, 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
#197 out of 461 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
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American Indian
2%
22%
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
27%
7%
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Black
10%
3%
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White
49%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
10%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
26%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 306 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.67

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