Larson Elementary



Larson Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Larson Elementary Students by Grade
PK 12
K 65
1 65
2 75
3 52
4 60
5 63
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Larson Elementary is a public elementary school located in Wasilla, AK in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District. It enrolls 392 students in grades 1st through 12th. Larson Elementary is the 74th largest public school in Alaska and the 32,418th largest nationally. It has 22.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 392
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 22.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 17.34
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 32,418th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 74th out of 383
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 337th out of 381
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 114th out of 381

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Larson Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 220
(56%)
6,767
(52%)
 Female 172
(44%)
6,238
(48%)

Larson Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 306
(78%)
9,549
(73%)
 American Indian 63
(16%)
2,234
(17%)
 Hispanic 9
(2%)
409
(3%)
 Black 8
(2%)
314
(2%)
 Asian 6
(2%)
332
(3%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
5
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
162
(1%)

Larson Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 245
(63%)
8,698
(67%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 127
(32%)
3,704
(28%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 20
(5%)
603
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 307 ranked schools in Alaska, Larson Elementary is ranked 98th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Larson Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (37.5%) 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.

Larson Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 492
2006 382
2007 378
2008 294
2009 347
2010 357
2011 396
2012 392

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.6
2006 15.9
2007 17.2
2008 14.2
2009 14.5
2010 14.9
2011 17.6
2012 22.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.24593495934959
2006 0.25130890052356
2007 0.23544973544974
2008 0.2312925170068
2009 0.32564841498559
2010 0.38375350140056
2011 0.38383838383838
2012 0.375

Compare Larson Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,626.9% 16.3:1
 
2,260.0% 22.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 37.5%
 
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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