John Shaw Elementary



John Shaw Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

John Shaw Elementary Students by Grade
PK 40
K 80
1 63
2 57
3 76
4 62
5 73
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

John Shaw Elementary is a public elementary school located in Wasilla, AK in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District. It enrolls 451 students in grades 1st through 12th. John Shaw Elementary is the 45th largest public school in Alaska and the 26,764th largest nationally. It has 16.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 451
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 27.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 26,764th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 45th out of 381
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 285th out of 380
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 36th out of 380

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John Shaw Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 236
(52%)
7,479
(53%)
 Female 215
(48%)
6,728
(47%)

John Shaw Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 345
(76%)
10,307
(73%)
 American Indian 51
(11%)
2,100
(15%)
 Two or More 33
(7%)
748
(5%)
 Asian 8
(2%)
276
(2%)
 Hispanic 7
(2%)
357
(3%)
 Black 4
(1%)
238
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(1%)
181
(1%)

John Shaw Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 265
(59%)
9,368
(66%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 146
(32%)
4,123
(29%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 40
(9%)
716
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 302 ranked schools in Alaska, John Shaw Elementary is ranked 72nd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of John Shaw Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (41.2%) 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.

John Shaw Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2006 333
2007 359
2008 390
2009 377
2010 387
2011 376
2012 451
2013 442
2014 432
2015 451

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2006 14.2
2007 18
2008 14.2
2009 14.2
2010 14.9
2011 16.7
2012 26.5
2013 18.5
2014 18.1
2015 16.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2006 0.38438438438438
2007 0.40947075208914
2008 0.36410256410256
2009 0.38726790450928
2010 0.42377260981912
2011 0.41755319148936
2012 0.41463414634146
2013 0.41176470588235
2014 0.38194444444444
2015 0.41241685144124

Compare John Shaw Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,617.0% 16.2:1
 
1,640.0% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 41.2%
 
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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