Tanaina Elementary



Tanaina Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Tanaina Elementary Students by Grade
PK 9
K 60
1 73
2 73
3 77
4 54
5 65
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Tanaina Elementary is a public elementary school located in Wasilla, AK in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District. It enrolls 411 students in grades 1st through 12th. Tanaina Elementary is the 55th largest public school in Alaska and the 30,528th largest nationally. It has 24.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 411
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 24.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 16.75
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 30,528th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 55th out of 383
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 344th out of 381
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 123rd out of 381

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Tanaina Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 210
(51%)
6,767
(52%)
 Female 201
(49%)
6,238
(48%)

Tanaina Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 306
(74%)
9,549
(73%)
 American Indian 69
(17%)
2,234
(17%)
 Black 17
(4%)
314
(2%)
 Hispanic 9
(2%)
409
(3%)
 Asian 8
(2%)
332
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
162
(1%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
5
(0%)

Tanaina Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 190
(46%)
3,704
(28%)
 Not Eligible 189
(46%)
8,698
(67%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 32
(8%)
603
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 307 ranked schools in Alaska, Tanaina Elementary is ranked 36th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Tanaina Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (54.0%) is slightly higher than the state average of 51.0%. This may indicate that the area has a higher 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.

Tanaina Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 492
2006 412
2007 362
2008 335
2009 408
2010 405
2011 399
2012 411

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.4
2006 16.7
2007 15.7
2008 13.4
2009 17.7
2010 17.6
2011 18.1
2012 24.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.45934959349593
2006 0.32766990291262
2007 0.4060773480663
2008 0.37014925373134
2009 0.4656862745098
2010 0.47901234567901
2011 0.45864661654135
2012 0.54014598540146

Compare Tanaina Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,626.9% 16.3:1
 
2,450.0% 24.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 51.0%
 
This School 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Tanaina Elementary
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Public PK - 05 411 24.5:1  
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Public KG - 12 65 16.9:1 4 miles
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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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