Ursa Minor Elementary School

336 Hoonah Ave
Jber, AK 99505
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
Ursa Minor Elementary School serves 305 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Ursa Minor Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 40%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Ursa Minor Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

Ursa Minor Elementary School's student population of 305 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students305 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

Ursa Minor Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 466 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Ursa Minor Elementary School is 0.62, 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)
Overall Testing Rank
#59 out of 466 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
23%
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Asian
1%
6%
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Hispanic
22%
7%
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Black
11%
3%
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White
56%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
9%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.620.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
18%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnchorage School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Ursa Minor Elementary School is Bartlett High School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Alaska Native Cultural Charter School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ursa Major Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Jber Ursa Major Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 477 students
    0.6 miles
    454 Dyea St
    Jber, AK 99505
    (907) 742-1600
    0.6 PK-6 477
  • Anchorage Alaska Native Cultural Charter School Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 289 students
    2.2 miles
    550 Bragaw St
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    (907) 742-1370
    2.2 PK-8 289
  • Anchorage Muldoon Elementary School Math: 33% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 454 students
    2.3 miles
    525 Cherry St
    Anchorage, AK 99504
    (907) 742-1460
    2.3 PK-6 454
  • Anchorage Creekside Park Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 434 students
    2.7 miles
    7500 E 6th Ave
    Anchorage, AK 99504
    (907) 742-1550
    2.7 PK-6 434
  • Anchorage Bartlett High School Math: 14% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,397 student
    2.8 miles
    1101 Golden Bear Dr
    Anchorage, AK 99504
    (907) 742-1800
    2.8 9-12 1,397

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