Birchtree Charter School



Birchtree Charter School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Birchtree Charter School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 60
1 45
2 41
3 48
4 45
5 41
6 43
7 44
8 21
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Birchtree Charter School is a public elementary school located in Palmer, AK in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District. It enrolls 388 students in grades 1st through 12th. Birchtree Charter School is the 78th largest public school in Alaska and the 33,278th largest nationally. It has 15.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 388
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 25.35
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 33,278th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 78th out of 381
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 223rd out of 380
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 64th out of 380

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Birchtree Charter School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 197
(51%)
7,479
(53%)
 Female 191
(49%)
6,728
(47%)

Birchtree Charter School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 281
(72%)
10,307
(73%)
 American Indian 60
(15%)
2,100
(15%)
 Two or More 28
(7%)
748
(5%)
 Black 7
(2%)
238
(2%)
 Asian 7
(2%)
276
(2%)
 Hispanic 5
(1%)
357
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
181
(1%)

Birchtree Charter School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 388
(100%)
9,368
(66%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
716
(5%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
4,123
(29%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

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.

Birchtree Charter School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2010 220
2011 290
2012 308
2013 333
2014 360
2015 388

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2010 18.3
2011 19.1
2012 33.2
2013 19.1
2014 15.8
2015 15.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2010 N/A
2011 N/A
2012 N/A
2013 N/A
2014 N/A
2015 N/A

Compare Birchtree Charter School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,530.0% 15.3:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,617.0% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 0.0%
 
State Average 54.4%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

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Birchtree Charter School
Palmer, AK
Public KG - 08 388 15.3:1  
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Public PK - 05 472 18.2:1 4 miles
John Shaw Elementary
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Public PK - 05 451 16.4:1 4 miles
Teeland Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 745 20.6:1 4 miles
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Public PK - 05 511 17.3:1 4 miles
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Private PK - 08 56 11:1 5 miles
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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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