Northern Lights Abc K-8 School



Northern Lights Abc K-8 School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Northern Lights Abc K-8 School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 62
1 65
2 71
3 76
4 75
5 77
6 73
7 58
8 56
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Northern Lights Abc K-8 School is a public elementary school located in Anchorage, AK in the Anchorage School District. It enrolls 613 students in grades 1st through 12th. Northern Lights Abc K-8 School is the 9th largest public school in Alaska and the 12,416th largest nationally. It has 21.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 613
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 21.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 28.31
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 12,416th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 9th out of 383
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 334th out of 381
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 29th out of 381

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Northern Lights Abc K-8 School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 326
(53%)
14,875
(48%)
 Male 287
(47%)
16,121
(52%)

Northern Lights Abc K-8 School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 272
(44%)
13,709
(44%)
 Asian 148
(24%)
3,155
(10%)
 Two or More 100
(16%)
4,558
(15%)
 Hispanic 52
(8%)
3,427
(11%)
 Black 17
(3%)
1,944
(6%)
 American Indian 16
(3%)
2,703
(9%)
 Pacific Islander 8
(1%)
1,500
(5%)

Northern Lights Abc K-8 School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 500
(82%)
16,948
(55%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 86
(14%)
11,786
(38%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 27
(4%)
2,262
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 307 ranked schools in Alaska, Northern Lights Abc K-8 School is ranked 133rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Northern Lights Abc K-8 School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (18.4%) is significantly lower than the state average of 51.0%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Northern Lights Abc K-8 School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 634
2006 640
2007 554
2008 607
2009 624
2010 617
2011 627
2012 613

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 22.3
2006 21.8
2007 19.4
2008 21.5
2009 22.9
2010 21.5
2011 21.6
2012 21.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.11041009463722
2006 0.1078125
2007 0.15342960288809
2008 0.15321252059308
2009 0.15544871794872
2010 0.16531604538088
2011 0.18181818181818
2012 0.18433931484502

Compare Northern Lights Abc K-8 School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,626.9% 16.3:1
 
2,170.0% 21.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 18.4%
 
State Average 51.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Public KG - 08 613 21.7:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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