Ursa Major Elementary



Ursa Major Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ursa Major Elementary Students by Grade
PK 33
K 66
1 51
2 57
3 60
4 61
5 50
6 43
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Ursa Major Elementary is a public elementary school located in Jber, AK in the Anchorage School District. It enrolls 421 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ursa Major Elementary is the 61st largest public school in Alaska and the 29,933rd largest nationally. It has 16.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 421
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 24.95
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 29,933rd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 61st out of 381
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 292nd out of 380
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 73rd out of 380

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Ursa Major Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 217
(52%)
15,055
(48%)
 Male 204
(48%)
16,176
(52%)

Ursa Major Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 206
(49%)
13,271
(42%)
 Hispanic 98
(23%)
3,598
(12%)
 Black 67
(16%)
1,760
(6%)
 Two or More 31
(7%)
5,011
(16%)
 Asian 12
(3%)
3,039
(10%)
 Pacific Islander 5
(1%)
1,802
(6%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
2,750
(9%)

Ursa Major Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 238
(57%)
16,603
(53%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 106
(25%)
13,621
(44%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 77
(18%)
1,007
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 302 ranked schools in Alaska, Ursa Major Elementary is ranked 76th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ursa Major Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (43.5%) is slightly 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.

Ursa Major Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 408
2006 389
2007 344
2008 378
2009 474
2010 477
2011 446
2012 457
2013 452
2014 392
2015 421

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.5
2006 16.5
2007 13.9
2008 14.1
2009 18.2
2010 17.5
2011 16.2
2012 18.9
2013 16
2014 15.4
2015 16.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.61274509803922
2006 0.61182519280206
2007 0.63662790697674
2008 0.62433862433862
2009 0.57383966244726
2010 0.51153039832285
2011 0.62780269058296
2012 0.59737417943107
2013 0.59513274336283
2014 0.5484693877551
2015 0.43467933491686

Compare Ursa Major Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,617.0% 16.2:1
 
1,690.0% 16.9:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 43.5%
 
State Average 54.4%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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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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