Polaris K-12 School

Public, Magnet, Alternative K-12

 6200 Ashwood St
       Anchorage, AK  99507-1911


 (907) 742-8700

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District: Anchorage School District


Student/teacher ratio:  16.7
Number of students:  479

Racial breakdown:
White:
67.2%
Two or more races:
12.1%
Hispanic:
9.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.6%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Polaris K-12 School ranked worse than 52.2% of elementary schools in Alaska. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 49.87. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, Polaris K-12 School ranked better than 76% of middle schools in Alaska. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 71.81. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, Polaris K-12 School ranked better than 70.3% of high schools in Alaska. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 65.04. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (67.2%), two or more races (12.1%), Hispanic (9.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 18.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Anchorage School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Polaris K-12 School is 16.7, which is the 3rd best among 0 alternative schools in the Anchorage School District. (See more...)
Compare Polaris K-12 School employs 28.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Polaris K-12 School:

SchoolDigger ranks Polaris K-12 School 97th of 186 Alaska public elementary schools. (See Polaris K-12 School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Polaris K-12 School 23rd of 96 Alaska public middle schools. (See Polaris K-12 School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Polaris K-12 School 22nd of 74 Alaska public high schools. (See Polaris K-12 School in the ranking list.)

Anchorage School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Anchorage School District 17th of 23 Alaska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Polaris K-12 School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 81.06 22nd 213 89.7%
2006 84.10 13th 218 94.0%
2007 73.89 52nd 212 75.5%
2008 66.54 86th 219 60.7%
2009 74.82 52nd 226 77.0%
2010 78.24 40th 229 82.5%
2011 82.95 21st 223 90.6%
2012 82.51 22nd 227 90.3%
2013 81.44 20th 223 91.0%
2014 81.10 22nd 218 89.9%
2015 64.00 76th 246 69.1%
2017 45.30 101st 180 43.9%
2018 49.87 97th 186 47.8%

Data source: test scores: Alaska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Polaris K-12 School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 89.16 5th 138 96.4%
2006 88.68 3rd 132 97.7%
2007 91.20 2nd 128 98.4%
2008 91.44 1st 132 99.2%
2009 91.58 1st 131 99.2%
2010 88.87 3rd 136 97.8%
2011 89.48 4th 133 97.0%
2012 89.65 3rd 135 97.8%
2013 89.01 5th 136 96.3%
2014 86.46 7th 138 94.9%
2015 84.01 17th 151 88.7%
2017 73.21 18th 88 79.5%
2018 71.81 23rd 96 76.0%

Data source: test scores: Alaska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Polaris K-12 School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 94.82 2nd 151 98.7%
2011 92.16 4th 142 97.2%
2014 93.34 3rd 139 97.8%
2015 90.21 6th 135 95.6%
2017 90.96 6th 83 92.8%
2018 65.04 22nd 74 70.3%

Data source: test scores: Alaska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a student
Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Open Quote I am a former student of Polaris K-12. I attended the school for four years. My last year was in 2005. The school is great at allowing the students to take responsibility with their education and encouraging self disipline. Students need to be self motivated to survive in this set up. The fact that the school offers intensive three times a year provide a unigue learning experience students would not get other wise. Overall it has a great program. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Polaris K-12 School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 422 21 11 9 24 n/a n/a 0 487
1996 422 21 11 9 24 n/a n/a 0 487
1997 425 24 5 13 27 n/a n/a 0 494
1998 408 18 4 14 29 n/a n/a 0 473
1999 407 20 8 11 36 n/a n/a 0 482
2000 375 18 7 8 41 n/a n/a 0 449
2001 372 22 11 11 34 n/a n/a 0 450
2002 358 19 21 17 35 n/a n/a 0 450
2003 358 19 21 17 35 n/a n/a 0 450
2004 364 21 21 17 37 n/a n/a 0 460
2005 367 13 19 15 37 n/a n/a 0 451
2006 364 14 23 13 38 n/a n/a 0 452
2007 380 8 29 14 47 n/a n/a 0 478
2008 357 7 22 25 15 n/a n/a 41 467
2009 360 4 25 30 18 0 42 0 479
2010 369 5 23 24 19 0 33 0 473
2011 364 7 17 28 21 0 42 0 479
2012 345 6 17 37 19 0 51 0 475
2013 331 7 23 43 19 0 57 0 480
2014 335 10 26 43 17 1 52 0 484
2015 322 9 24 42 18 1 59 0 475
2016 319 8 20 44 21 1 62 0 475
2017 322 9 21 44 24 1 58 0 479

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Polaris K-12 School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 487 25.0 19.5 0.0
1996 487 25.0 19.5 0.0
1997 494 25.0 19.8 0.0
1998 473 25.6 18.5 3.2
1999 482 24.0 20.1 0.6
2000 449 24.5 18.3 4.0
2001 450 25.0 18.0 6.0
2002 450 26.4 17.0 4.0
2003 450 26.4 17.0 4.0
2004 460 25.0 18.4 4.6
2005 451 24.9 18.1 6.0
2006 452 24.8 18.2 10.4
2007 478 25.3 18.9 6.7
2008 467 25.2 18.5 8.2
2009 479 25.4 18.9 9.4
2010 473 24.5 19.3 9.7
2011 479 26.4 18.1 12.7
2012 475 26.9 17.6 16.2
2013 480 28.0 17.1 16.5
2014 484 28.0 17.2 23.1
2015 475 27.0 17.5 20.0
2016 475 27.0 17.5 18.3
2017 479 28.5 16.7 18.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Polaris K-12 School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 487 25.0 19.5 0.0
1996 487 25.0 19.5 0.0
1997 494 25.0 19.8 0.0
1998 473 25.6 18.5 3.2
1999 482 24.0 20.1 0.6
2000 449 24.5 18.3 4.0
2001 450 25.0 18.0 6.0
2002 450 26.4 17.0 4.0
2003 450 26.4 17.0 4.0
2004 460 25.0 18.4 4.6
2005 451 24.9 18.1 6.0
2006 452 24.8 18.2 10.4
2007 478 25.3 18.9 6.7
2008 467 25.2 18.5 8.2
2009 479 25.4 18.9 9.4
2010 473 24.5 19.3 9.7
2011 479 26.4 18.1 12.7
2012 475 26.9 17.6 16.2
2013 480 28.0 17.1 16.5
2014 484 28.0 17.2 23.1
2015 475 27.0 17.5 20.0
2016 475 27.0 17.5 18.3
2017 479 28.5 16.7 18.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Alaska Department of Education.

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