Sterling Elementary



Sterling Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Sterling Elementary Students by Grade
PK 15
K 29
1 27
2 23
3 23
4 30
5 22
6 16
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Sterling Elementary is a public elementary school located in Sterling, AK in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. It enrolls 185 students in grades 1st through 12th. Sterling Elementary is the 174th largest public school in Alaska and the 48,854th largest nationally. It has 11.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 185
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 11.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 16.17
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 48,854th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 174th out of 383
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 127th out of 381
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 132nd out of 381

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Sterling Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 106
(57%)
3,164
(51%)
 Female 79
(43%)
3,080
(49%)

Sterling Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 161
(87%)
4,693
(75%)
 Two or More 14
(8%)
511
(8%)
 American Indian 8
(4%)
714
(11%)
 Hispanic 2
(1%)
216
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
29
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
58
(1%)
 Black 0
(0%)
23
(0%)

Sterling Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 105
(57%)
4,103
(66%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 67
(36%)
1,696
(27%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 13
(7%)
445
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 307 ranked schools in Alaska, Sterling Elementary is ranked 176th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Sterling Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (43.2%) 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.

Sterling Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 185
2006 187
2007 158
2008 161
2009 139
2010 164
2011 167
2012 185

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.8
2006 16
2007 13.7
2008 10.8
2009 10.7
2010 12.3
2011 11.7
2012 11.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.55135135135135
2006 0.49197860962567
2007 0.55063291139241
2008 0.45962732919255
2009 0.51798561151079
2010 0.48170731707317
2011 0.47904191616766
2012 0.43243243243243

Compare Sterling Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,140.0% 11.4:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,626.9% 16.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 43.2%
 
State Average 51.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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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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