Orion Elementary School



Orion Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Orion Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 19
K 93
1 71
2 53
3 66
4 60
5 51
6 49
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Orion Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Jber, AK in the Anchorage School District. It enrolls 462 students in grades 1st through 12th. Orion Elementary School is the 33rd largest public school in Alaska and the 25,270th largest nationally. It has 18.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 462
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 24.9
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 25,270th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 33rd out of 383
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 317th out of 381
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 60th out of 381

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Orion Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 247
(53%)
16,121
(52%)
 Female 215
(47%)
14,875
(48%)

Orion Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 282
(61%)
13,709
(44%)
 Hispanic 74
(16%)
3,427
(11%)
 Black 52
(11%)
1,944
(6%)
 Two or More 34
(7%)
4,558
(15%)
 Pacific Islander 14
(3%)
1,500
(5%)
 Asian 4
(1%)
3,155
(10%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
2,703
(9%)

Orion Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 329
(71%)
16,948
(55%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 85
(18%)
2,262
(7%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 48
(10%)
11,786
(38%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 307 ranked schools in Alaska, Orion Elementary School is ranked 109th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Orion Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (28.8%) is 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.

Orion Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 381
2006 392
2007 371
2008 427
2009 448
2010 457
2011 440
2012 462

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.4
2006 18.1
2007 17.5
2008 17.9
2009 18.4
2010 18.2
2011 18.1
2012 18.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.36482939632546
2006 0.3265306122449
2007 0.28840970350404
2008 0.33021077283372
2009 0.29910714285714
2010 0.27352297592998
2011 0.25
2012 0.28787878787879

Compare Orion Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,626.9% 16.3:1
 
1,860.0% 18.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 28.8%
 
State Average 51.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Public PK - 06 462 18.6:1  
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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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