Polaris K-12 School



Polaris K-12 School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Polaris K-12 School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 29
1 36
2 36
3 36
4 38
5 40
6 42
7 40
8 40
9 42
10 34
11 30
12 32

Polaris K-12 School is a public elementary school located in Anchorage, AK in the Anchorage School District. It enrolls 475 students in grades 1st through 12th. Polaris K-12 School is the 26th largest public school in Alaska and the 24,342nd largest nationally. It has 17.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 475
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 27.03
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 24,342nd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 26th out of 381
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 307th out of 380
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 42nd out of 380

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Polaris K-12 School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 267
(56%)
16,176
(52%)
 Female 208
(44%)
15,055
(48%)

Polaris K-12 School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 319
(67%)
13,271
(42%)
 Two or More 62
(13%)
5,011
(16%)
 Hispanic 44
(9%)
3,598
(12%)
 American Indian 21
(4%)
2,750
(9%)
 Asian 20
(4%)
3,039
(10%)
 Black 8
(2%)
1,760
(6%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
1,802
(6%)

Polaris K-12 School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 388
(82%)
16,603
(53%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 71
(15%)
13,621
(44%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 16
(3%)
1,007
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 302 ranked schools in Alaska, Polaris K-12 School is ranked 176th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Polaris K-12 School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (18.3%) is significantly lower than the state average of 54.4%. 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.

Polaris K-12 School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 452
2006 478
2007 426
2008 479
2009 473
2010 479
2011 475
2012 480
2013 484
2014 475
2015 475

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.2
2006 18.9
2007 16.9
2008 18.9
2009 19.3
2010 18.1
2011 17.6
2012 17.1
2013 17.3
2014 17.9
2015 17.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.10398230088496
2006 0.066945606694561
2007 0.082159624413146
2008 0.093945720250522
2009 0.097251585623679
2010 0.12734864300626
2011 0.16210526315789
2012 0.16458333333333
2013 0.23140495867769
2014 0.2
2015 0.18315789473684

Compare Polaris K-12 School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,617.0% 16.2:1
 
1,760.0% 17.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 18.3%
 
State Average 54.4%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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Public KG - 12 475 17.6:1  
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