Point Higgins School



Point Higgins School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Point Higgins School Students by Grade
PK 14
K 36
1 28
2 39
3 41
4 33
5 27
6 35
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Point Higgins School is a public elementary school located in Ketchikan, AK in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District. It enrolls 253 students in grades 1st through 12th. Point Higgins School is the 138th largest public school in Alaska and the 44,913th largest nationally. It has 15.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 253
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 16
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 44,913th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 138th out of 383
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 247th out of 381
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 135th out of 381

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Point Higgins School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 131
(52%)
625
(49%)
 Male 122
(48%)
660
(51%)

Point Higgins School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 194
(77%)
626
(49%)
 American Indian 47
(19%)
432
(34%)
 Hispanic 6
(2%)
40
(3%)
 Asian 3
(1%)
109
(8%)
 Two or More 3
(1%)
62
(5%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
4
(0%)
 Black 0
(0%)
12
(1%)

Point Higgins School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 166
(66%)
693
(54%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 75
(30%)
511
(40%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 12
(5%)
81
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 307 ranked schools in Alaska, Point Higgins School is ranked 166th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Point Higgins School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (34.4%) 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.

Point Higgins School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 253
2006 218
2007 220
2008 199
2009 233
2010 232
2011 251
2012 253

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.1
2006 10.6
2007 14.2
2008 12.8
2009 15.5
2010 15.5
2011 15.7
2012 15.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.22924901185771
2006 0.24311926605505
2007 0.16363636363636
2008 0.18592964824121
2009 0.18884120171674
2010 0.25431034482759
2011 0.34661354581673
2012 0.34387351778656

Compare Point Higgins School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,580.0% 15.8:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,626.9% 16.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 34.4%
 
State Average 51.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Point Higgins School
Ketchikan, AK
Public PK - 06 253 15.8:1  
Holy Name Catholic School
Ketchikan, AK
Private PK - 06 92 12:1 10 miles
Fast Track
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Public KG - 12 69 172.5:1 10 miles
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Public PK - 06 341 13.1:1 10 miles
Ketchikan Charter School
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Public KG - 08 187 17.3:1 11 miles
Tongass School of Arts and Sciences Charter School
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Public PK - 06 144 16.9:1 11 miles
Fawn Mountain Elementary
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Public PK - 06 290 13.8:1 15 miles
Richard Johnson Elementary
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Public PK - 05 134 10.3:1 26 miles
Charles R. Leask Senior Middle School
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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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