Arctic Light Elementary



Arctic Light Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Arctic Light Elementary Students by Grade
PK 15
K 87
1 119
2 79
3 82
4 58
5 58
6 45
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Arctic Light Elementary is a public elementary school located in Fort Wainwright, AK in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. It enrolls 543 students in grades 1st through 12th. Arctic Light Elementary is the 12th largest public school in Alaska and the 18,095th largest nationally. It has 20.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 543
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 20.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 26
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 18,095th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 12th out of 381
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 346th out of 380
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 56th out of 380

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Arctic Light Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 281
(52%)
4,644
(52%)
 Female 262
(48%)
4,205
(48%)

Arctic Light Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 246
(45%)
5,320
(60%)
 Hispanic 134
(25%)
749
(8%)
 Black 90
(17%)
397
(4%)
 Two or More 40
(7%)
1,348
(15%)
 Pacific Islander 25
(5%)
98
(1%)
 American Indian 5
(1%)
759
(9%)
 Asian 3
(1%)
178
(2%)

Arctic Light Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 230
(42%)
5,566
(63%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 218
(40%)
2,538
(29%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 95
(17%)
745
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 302 ranked schools in Alaska, Arctic Light Elementary is ranked 19th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Arctic Light Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (57.6%) is slightly 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.

Arctic Light Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 424
2006 525
2007 541
2008 544
2009 531
2010 472
2011 581
2012 577
2013 538
2014 536
2015 543

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.3
2006 18.9
2007 18.5
2008 18
2009 17
2010 16.7
2011 18.6
2012 17.5
2013 18
2014 19.1
2015 20.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.53301886792453
2006 0.4247619047619
2007 0.58964879852126
2008 0.55330882352941
2009 0.52919020715631
2010 0.59957627118644
2011 0.55593803786575
2012 0.63084922010399
2013 0.60780669144981
2014 0.5205223880597
2015 0.57642725598527

Compare Arctic Light Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,617.0% 16.2:1
 
2,090.0% 20.9:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 54.4%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 57.6%
 

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