Tanaina Elementary



Tanaina Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Tanaina Elementary Students by Grade
PK 17
K 72
1 74
2 65
3 85
4 89
5 70
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Tanaina Elementary is a public elementary school located in Wasilla, AK in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District. It enrolls 472 students in grades 1st through 12th. Tanaina Elementary is the 30th largest public school in Alaska and the 24,659th largest nationally. It has 16.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 472
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 29
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 24,659th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 30th out of 381
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 277th out of 380
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 23rd out of 380

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Tanaina Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 246
(52%)
7,479
(53%)
 Female 226
(48%)
6,728
(47%)

Tanaina Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 322
(68%)
10,307
(73%)
 American Indian 94
(20%)
2,100
(15%)
 Two or More 27
(6%)
748
(5%)
 Black 14
(3%)
238
(2%)
 Hispanic 10
(2%)
357
(3%)
 Asian 3
(1%)
276
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
181
(1%)

Tanaina Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 229
(49%)
9,368
(66%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 210
(44%)
4,123
(29%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 33
(7%)
716
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 302 ranked schools in Alaska, Tanaina Elementary is ranked 32nd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Tanaina Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (51.5%) 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.

Tanaina Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 492
2006 412
2007 362
2008 335
2009 408
2010 405
2011 399
2012 411
2013 432
2014 456
2015 472

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.4
2006 16.7
2007 15.7
2008 13.4
2009 17.7
2010 17.6
2011 18.1
2012 24.5
2013 18.8
2014 18.6
2015 16.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.45934959349593
2006 0.32766990291262
2007 0.4060773480663
2008 0.37014925373134
2009 0.4656862745098
2010 0.47901234567901
2011 0.45864661654135
2012 0.54014598540146
2013 0.5162037037037
2014 0.49561403508772
2015 0.51483050847458

Compare Tanaina Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,617.0% 16.2:1
 
1,630.0% 16.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 51.5%
 
State Average 54.4%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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Public PK - 05 472 16.3:1  
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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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