Big Lake Elementary



Big Lake Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Big Lake Elementary Students by Grade
PK 14
K 74
1 61
2 78
3 67
4 80
5 81
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Big Lake Elementary is a public elementary school located in Big Lake, AK in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District. It enrolls 455 students in grades 1st through 12th. Big Lake Elementary is the 42nd largest public school in Alaska and the 26,378th largest nationally. It has 14.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 455
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 31.08
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 26,378th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 42nd out of 381
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 192nd out of 380
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 13th out of 380

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Big Lake Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 247
(54%)
7,479
(53%)
 Female 208
(46%)
6,728
(47%)

Big Lake Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 317
(70%)
10,307
(73%)
 American Indian 79
(17%)
2,100
(15%)
 Two or More 23
(5%)
748
(5%)
 Hispanic 12
(3%)
357
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 10
(2%)
181
(1%)
 Asian 7
(2%)
276
(2%)
 Black 7
(2%)
238
(2%)

Big Lake Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 425
(93%)
4,123
(29%)
 Not Eligible 30
(7%)
9,368
(66%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
716
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 302 ranked schools in Alaska, Big Lake Elementary is ranked 6th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Big Lake Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (93.4%) is significantly 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.

Big Lake Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 338
2006 364
2007 365
2008 404
2009 374
2010 403
2011 430
2012 422
2013 439
2014 478
2015 455

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.7
2006 13.1
2007 13.8
2008 15.5
2009 15.3
2010 15.8
2011 17.9
2012 28.1
2013 16.9
2014 17.8
2015 14.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.65680473372781
2006 0.62087912087912
2007 0.55890410958904
2008 0.58910891089109
2009 0.63903743315508
2010 0.64019851116625
2011 0.58604651162791
2012 0.65402843601896
2013 0.61731207289294
2014 0.85983263598326
2015 0.93406593406593

Compare Big Lake Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,460.0% 14.6:1
 
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 93.4%
 

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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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