Ptarmigan Elementary



Ptarmigan Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ptarmigan Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 67
1 61
2 66
3 88
4 58
5 69
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Ptarmigan Elementary is a public elementary school located in Anchorage, AK in the Anchorage School District. It enrolls 409 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ptarmigan Elementary is the 58th largest public school in Alaska and the 30,723rd largest nationally. It has 13.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 409
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 30.09
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 30,723rd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 58th out of 383
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 179th out of 381
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 15th out of 381

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Ptarmigan Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 215
(53%)
16,121
(52%)
 Female 194
(47%)
14,875
(48%)

Ptarmigan Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 83
(20%)
13,709
(44%)
 Asian 71
(17%)
3,155
(10%)
 American Indian 63
(15%)
2,703
(9%)
 Two or More 63
(15%)
4,558
(15%)
 Hispanic 59
(14%)
3,427
(11%)
 Black 50
(12%)
1,944
(6%)
 Pacific Islander 20
(5%)
1,500
(5%)

Ptarmigan Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 286
(70%)
11,786
(38%)
 Not Eligible 68
(17%)
16,948
(55%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 55
(13%)
2,262
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 307 ranked schools in Alaska, Ptarmigan Elementary is ranked 14th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ptarmigan Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (83.4%) is significantly higher than the state average of 51.0%. This may indicate that the area has a higher 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.

Ptarmigan Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 391
2006 419
2007 395
2008 483
2009 429
2010 434
2011 424
2012 409

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.6
2006 14.8
2007 14.8
2008 17.1
2009 14.3
2010 13.4
2011 13.8
2012 13.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.77237851662404
2006 0.67780429594272
2007 0.83037974683544
2008 0.73498964803313
2009 0.80885780885781
2010 0.79953917050691
2011 0.81839622641509
2012 0.83374083129584

Compare Ptarmigan Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,360.0% 13.6:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,626.9% 16.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 51.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 83.4%
 

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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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