Ptarmigan Elementary



Ptarmigan Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ptarmigan Elementary Students by Grade
PK 4
K 55
1 73
2 63
3 54
4 52
5 57
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Ptarmigan Elementary is a public elementary school located in Anchorage, AK in the Anchorage School District. It enrolls 358 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ptarmigan Elementary is the 96th largest public school in Alaska and the 36,300th largest nationally. It has 12.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 358
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 28.19
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 36,300th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 96th out of 381
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 141st out of 380
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 29th out of 380

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Ptarmigan Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 202
(56%)
16,176
(52%)
 Female 156
(44%)
15,055
(48%)

Ptarmigan Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 69
(19%)
13,271
(42%)
 Asian 64
(18%)
3,039
(10%)
 Two or More 58
(16%)
5,011
(16%)
 Hispanic 49
(14%)
3,598
(12%)
 American Indian 48
(13%)
2,750
(9%)
 Pacific Islander 40
(11%)
1,802
(6%)
 Black 30
(8%)
1,760
(6%)

Ptarmigan Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 294
(82%)
13,621
(44%)
 Not Eligible 64
(18%)
16,603
(53%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
1,007
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 302 ranked schools in Alaska, Ptarmigan Elementary is ranked 21st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ptarmigan Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (82.1%) is higher than the state average of 54.4%. 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.

Ptarmigan Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 391
2006 419
2007 395
2008 483
2009 429
2010 434
2011 424
2012 409
2013 391
2014 381
2015 358

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.6
2006 14.8
2007 14.8
2008 17.1
2009 14.3
2010 13.4
2011 13.8
2012 13.6
2013 13.4
2014 13.4
2015 12.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.77237851662404
2006 0.67780429594272
2007 0.83037974683544
2008 0.73498964803313
2009 0.80885780885781
2010 0.79953917050691
2011 0.81839622641509
2012 0.83374083129584
2013 0.85677749360614
2014 0.9002624671916
2015 0.82122905027933

Compare Ptarmigan Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,270.0% 12.7:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,617.0% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 54.4%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 82.1%
 

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