Swanson Elementary



Swanson Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Swanson Elementary Students by Grade
PK 49
K 149
1 130
2 149
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Swanson Elementary is a public elementary school located in Palmer, AK in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District. It enrolls 477 students in grades 1st through 12th. Swanson Elementary is the 29th largest public school in Alaska and the 23,705th largest nationally. It has 22.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 477
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 22.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 21.26
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 23,705th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 29th out of 383
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 336th out of 381
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 91st out of 381

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Swanson Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 266
(56%)
6,767
(52%)
 Female 211
(44%)
6,238
(48%)

Swanson Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 330
(69%)
9,549
(73%)
 American Indian 97
(20%)
2,234
(17%)
 Asian 13
(3%)
332
(3%)
 Hispanic 13
(3%)
409
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 12
(3%)
162
(1%)
 Black 12
(3%)
314
(2%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
5
(0%)

Swanson Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 284
(60%)
8,698
(67%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 171
(36%)
3,704
(28%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 22
(5%)
603
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 307 ranked schools in Alaska, Swanson Elementary is ranked 50th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Swanson Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (40.5%) is slightly 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.

Swanson Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 440
2006 453
2007 432
2008 435
2009 453
2010 465
2011 476
2012 477

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.2
2006 16.7
2007 15.5
2008 15
2009 15.6
2010 16.6
2011 19.1
2012 22.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.33181818181818
2006 0.38852097130243
2007 0.35185185185185
2008 0.37011494252874
2009 0.3355408388521
2010 0.34408602150538
2011 0.38235294117647
2012 0.40461215932914

Compare Swanson Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,626.9% 16.3:1
 
2,240.0% 22.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 40.5%
 
State Average 51.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Public PK - 02 477 22.4:1  
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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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