Fire Lake Elementary

Public PK, KG-6

 13801 Harry McDonald Rd
       Eagle River, AK  99577-2569


 (907) 742-3350

 School Website

District: Anchorage School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
126th of 186 Alaska Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  13.7
Number of students:  317

Racial breakdown:

White:
50.5%
Two or more races:
21.1%
Hispanic:
9.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.1%

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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, Fire Lake Elementary ranked worse than 67.7% of elementary schools in Alaska. It also ranked 37th among 65 ranked elementary schools in the Anchorage School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 37.8. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (50.5%), two or more races (21.1%), Hispanic (9.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 33.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Fire Lake Elementary is 13.7, which is the 3rd best among 65 elementary schools in the Anchorage School District. (See more...)
Compare Fire Lake Elementary employs 23.1 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Fire Lake Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Fire Lake Elementary 126th of 186 Alaska public elementary schools. (See Fire Lake Elementary 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 Fire Lake Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 64.95 92nd 213 56.8%
2006 76.14 41st 218 81.2%
2007 68.44 72nd 212 66.0%
2008 73.28 57th 219 74.0%
2009 70.38 72nd 226 68.1%
2010 65.89 88th 229 61.6%
2011 74.23 53rd 223 76.2%
2012 66.98 80th 227 64.8%
2013 62.27 89th 223 60.1%
2014 81.48 20th 218 90.8%
2015 73.97 46th 246 81.3%
2017 44.83 102nd 180 43.3%
2018 37.80 126th 186 32.3%

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

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Data source: Alaska Department of Education

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by a parent
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Open Quote I have a now senior in high school that attended Fire Lake from 2nd to 5th grade. The teaches did a great job. It was a difficult time for our son who was trying to overcome many changes in from the first five years of his life. He looks back with admiration on the teachers and staff at Fire Lake.

Our daughter attends Fire Lake and had enjoyed all of her teachers. I have heard stories of some troubled children in her classes. I believe any and all incidents have been handled well. There have not been any negative consequences that have affected my child. We find the teachers and staff quite approachable and easy to work with.

It is not all sunshine and roses, but having children is not meant to be a cake walk. There have been issues in homework, focus and getting along. We recognize our children are not blameless and look to work with the people that take care of our children for eight hours a day while we work. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, June 2, 2014

Open Quote One of the worst schools that I have experienced. The principal allows teachers to act inappropriately toward students by yelling, screaming, shaming, and embarrassing them. Students call one teacher in particular a witch and sneak behind her back. This was brought to the principal's attention numerous times and nothing was done about it. The principal decided to cover the scenarios and did not address the situations as they should had been. The teacher should not be teaching students and does not belong in the classroom, given the damage that she does to students' self esteems and concepts. I consider Fire Lake Elementary a mistake and a decision that my child is still working at overcoming. If you consider this school for your child please know that it could negatively impact your child. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Fire Lake Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 457 16 10 7 30 n/a n/a 0 520
1990 485 20 10 15 23 n/a n/a 0 553
1991 481 20 11 14 26 n/a n/a 0 552
1992 502 18 13 11 30 n/a n/a 0 574
1993 492 24 13 12 46 n/a n/a 0 587
1994 504 21 19 20 46 n/a n/a 0 610
1995 414 16 13 22 40 n/a n/a 0 505
1996 414 16 13 22 40 n/a n/a 0 505
1997 366 16 16 19 33 n/a n/a 0 450
1998 303 14 22 11 40 n/a n/a 0 390
1999 304 11 17 14 31 n/a n/a 0 377
2000 281 11 15 15 31 n/a n/a 0 353
2001 256 9 7 7 26 n/a n/a 0 305
2002 228 7 12 8 31 n/a n/a 0 286
2003 228 7 12 8 31 n/a n/a 0 286
2004 222 3 14 11 25 n/a n/a 0 275
2005 224 12 8 11 33 n/a n/a 0 288
2006 217 17 9 13 28 n/a n/a 0 284
2007 226 12 7 20 32 n/a n/a 0 297
2008 197 9 9 32 20 n/a n/a 41 308
2009 216 9 16 32 28 0 47 0 348
2010 210 3 19 34 37 3 60 0 366
2011 202 4 21 29 31 5 55 0 347
2012 210 3 25 26 22 6 59 0 351
2013 216 5 28 20 19 6 60 0 354
2014 206 10 29 24 22 7 46 0 344
2015 201 11 16 30 17 6 49 0 330
2016 182 8 26 27 12 9 58 0 322
2017 160 14 24 30 18 4 67 0 317

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 Fire Lake Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 520 25.0 20.8 10.4
1990 553 23.3 23.7 10.8
1991 552 22.5 24.5 11.2
1992 574 22.5 25.5 11.0
1993 587 22.5 26.1 10.7
1994 610 22.5 27.1 10.3
1995 505 24.5 20.6 12.3
1996 505 24.5 20.6 12.3
1997 450 24.5 18.4 8.2
1998 390 19.0 20.5 16.4
1999 377 18.0 20.9 20.7
2000 353 17.0 20.8 22.9
2001 305 18.0 16.9 21.0
2002 286 16.2 17.7 24.5
2003 286 16.2 17.7 24.5
2004 275 16.0 17.2 23.6
2005 288 17.0 16.9 21.5
2006 284 17.5 16.2 28.5
2007 297 17.3 17.2 23.2
2008 308 19.4 15.9 26.6
2009 348 22.2 15.7 29.3
2010 366 21.0 17.4 30.6
2011 347 23.3 14.8 37.8
2012 351 24.3 14.4 35.0
2013 354 20.0 17.7 37.6
2014 344 23.6 14.5 40.4
2015 330 22.0 15.0 34.8
2016 322 23.0 14.0 32.3
2017 317 23.1 13.7 33.1

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 Fire Lake Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 520 25.0 20.8 10.4
1990 553 23.3 23.7 10.8
1991 552 22.5 24.5 11.2
1992 574 22.5 25.5 11.0
1993 587 22.5 26.1 10.7
1994 610 22.5 27.1 10.3
1995 505 24.5 20.6 12.3
1996 505 24.5 20.6 12.3
1997 450 24.5 18.4 8.2
1998 390 19.0 20.5 16.4
1999 377 18.0 20.9 20.7
2000 353 17.0 20.8 22.9
2001 305 18.0 16.9 21.0
2002 286 16.2 17.7 24.5
2003 286 16.2 17.7 24.5
2004 275 16.0 17.2 23.6
2005 288 17.0 16.9 21.5
2006 284 17.5 16.2 28.5
2007 297 17.3 17.2 23.2
2008 308 19.4 15.9 26.6
2009 348 22.2 15.7 29.3
2010 366 21.0 17.4 30.6
2011 347 23.3 14.8 37.8
2012 351 24.3 14.4 35.0
2013 354 20.0 17.7 37.6
2014 344 23.6 14.5 40.4
2015 330 22.0 15.0 34.8
2016 322 23.0 14.0 32.3
2017 317 23.1 13.7 33.1

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.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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