Big Lake Elementary



Big Lake Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Big Lake Elementary Students by Grade
PK 18
K 74
1 80
2 73
3 61
4 58
5 58
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Big Lake Elementary is a public elementary school located in Big Lake, AK in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District. It enrolls 422 students in grades 1st through 12th. Big Lake Elementary is the 46th largest public school in Alaska and the 29,329th largest nationally. It has 28.1 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 422
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 28.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 15
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 29,329th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 46th out of 383
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 350th out of 381
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 143rd out of 381

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Big Lake Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 218
(52%)
6,767
(52%)
 Female 204
(48%)
6,238
(48%)

Big Lake Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 283
(67%)
9,549
(73%)
 American Indian 104
(25%)
2,234
(17%)
 Hispanic 17
(4%)
409
(3%)
 Asian 8
(2%)
332
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 7
(2%)
162
(1%)
 Black 3
(1%)
314
(2%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
5
(0%)

Big Lake Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 243
(58%)
3,704
(28%)
 Not Eligible 146
(35%)
8,698
(67%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 33
(8%)
603
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 307 ranked schools in Alaska, Big Lake Elementary is ranked 19th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Big Lake Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (65.4%) is 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.

Big Lake Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 338
2006 364
2007 365
2008 404
2009 374
2010 403
2011 430
2012 422

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.7
2006 13.1
2007 13.8
2008 15.5
2009 15.3
2010 15.8
2011 17.9
2012 28.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.65680473372781
2006 0.62087912087912
2007 0.55890410958904
2008 0.58910891089109
2009 0.63903743315508
2010 0.64019851116625
2011 0.58604651162791
2012 0.65402843601896

Compare Big Lake Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,626.9% 16.3:1
 
2,810.0% 28.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 51.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 65.4%
 

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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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