Fireweed Academy

Public, Charter K-6

 995 Soundview Ave
       Homer, AK  99603


 (907) 235-9728

 School Website

District: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
65th of 186 Alaska Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.5
Number of students:  105

Racial breakdown:

White:
78.1%
Two or more races:
10.5%
American Indian:
5.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  36.2%

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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, Fireweed Academy ranked better than 65.1% of elementary schools in Alaska. It also ranked 6th among 15 ranked elementary schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 64.61. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (78.1%), two or more races (10.5%), American Indian (5.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 36.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Fireweed Academy is 17.5, which is the highest among 17 elementary schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District! (See more...)
Compare Fireweed Academy employs 6 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Fireweed Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Fireweed Academy 65th of 186 Alaska public elementary schools. (See Fireweed Academy in the ranking list.)

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Kenai Peninsula Borough School District 10th of 23 Alaska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Fireweed Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 74.01 52nd 219 76.3%
2009 69.55 73rd 226 67.7%
2010 76.38 48th 229 79.0%
2011 85.32 16th 223 92.8%
2013 59.43 106th 223 52.5%
2014 59.20 106th 218 51.4%
2015 76.01 41st 246 83.3%
2017 73.21 37th 180 79.4%
2018 64.61 65th 186 65.1%

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

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Enrollment information for Fireweed Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 22 0 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 24
1999 19 0 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 20
2000 23 0 0 0 3 n/a n/a 0 26
2001 25 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 26
2002 29 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 29
2003 29 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 29
2004 30 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 30
2005 34 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 34
2006 49 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 49
2007 63 0 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 65
2008 68 0 2 2 1 n/a n/a 2 75
2009 67 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 73
2010 67 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 74
2011 107 2 1 1 4 1 0 0 116
2012 113 3 1 4 4 3 2 0 130
2013 96 0 0 3 5 3 4 0 111
2014 93 0 0 3 4 4 5 0 109
2015 88 0 0 3 5 3 4 0 103
2016 73 0 0 4 6 3 6 0 92
2017 82 0 0 3 6 3 11 0 105

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 Fireweed Academy

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 24 1.0 24.0 0.0
1999 20 1.0 20.0 n/a
2000 26 2.0 13.0 23.1
2001 26 2.0 13.0 23.1
2002 29 2.0 14.5 27.6
2003 29 2.0 14.5 27.6
2004 30 2.0 15.0 43.3
2005 34 2.0 17.0 91.2
2006 49 3.0 16.3 24.5
2007 65 4.1 15.9 32.3
2008 75 4.1 18.3 28.8
2009 73 4.5 16.2 0.0
2010 74 4.5 16.4 0.0
2011 116 6.7 17.1 0.0
2012 130 7.5 17.3 0.0
2013 111 8.0 13.8 0.0
2014 109 6.0 18.1 43.1
2015 103 8.0 12.8 43.7
2016 92 8.0 11.5 27.2
2017 105 6.0 17.5 36.2

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 Fireweed Academy

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 24 1.0 24.0 0.0
1999 20 1.0 20.0 n/a
2000 26 2.0 13.0 23.1
2001 26 2.0 13.0 23.1
2002 29 2.0 14.5 27.6
2003 29 2.0 14.5 27.6
2004 30 2.0 15.0 43.3
2005 34 2.0 17.0 91.2
2006 49 3.0 16.3 24.5
2007 65 4.1 15.9 32.3
2008 75 4.1 18.3 28.8
2009 73 4.5 16.2 0.0
2010 74 4.5 16.4 0.0
2011 116 6.7 17.1 0.0
2012 130 7.5 17.3 0.0
2013 111 8.0 13.8 0.0
2014 109 6.0 18.1 43.1
2015 103 8.0 12.8 43.7
2016 92 8.0 11.5 27.2
2017 105 6.0 17.5 36.2

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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