Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 4961 E Nelson Rd
       Wasilla, AK  99654


(907) 864-2300

District: Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
34th of 172 Alaska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,038 Help


Students who attend Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Colony High School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.8 Help
Number of students:  471

Racial breakdown:

White:
67.5%
Two or more races:
17.4%
Hispanic:
7.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  23.6% Help


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Compare Details Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School ranks better than 80.2% of elementary schools in Alaska. It also ranks 2nd among 21 ranked elementary schools in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 75.03. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (67.5%), two or more races (17.4%), Hispanic (7.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 23.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School is 17.8. 18 elementary schools in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School employs 26.3 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School is $14,038. 21 elementary schools in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School 34th of 172 Alaska public elementary schools. (See Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District 13th of 23 Alaska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 82.01 18th 229 92.1%
2011 83.39 20th 223 91.0%
2012 83.20 18th 227 92.1%
2013 78.57 33rd 223 85.2%
2014 72.91 60th 218 72.5%
2015 79.25 33rd 246 86.6%
2017 82.58 17th 180 90.6%
2018 89.21 11th 186 94.1%
2019 84.81 16th 185 91.4%
2021 82.65 22nd 173 87.3%
2022 75.03 34th 172 80.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 82.21 5th 45 88.9%
2022 57.94 25th 58 56.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 60.42 7th 26 73.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 83.67 11th 147 92.5%
2021 71.10 26th 110 76.4%
2022 71.74 20th 105 81.0%
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Rank History for Migrant students at Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 59.56 7th 24 70.8%
2022 66.08 6th 15 60.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 80.96 24th 159 84.9%
2021 84.52 13th 141 90.8%
2022 80.52 16th 144 88.9%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 72.29 6th 27 77.8%
2021 61.08 10th 20 50.0%
2022 62.28 8th 23 65.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 85.57 13th 159 91.8%
2021 74.33 27th 142 81.0%
2022 56.96 57th 149 61.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 65.88 8th 27 70.4%
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Rank History for Native American students at Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 75.50 10th 50 80.0%
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Rank History for White students at Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 77.47 19th 147 87.1%
2021 69.95 29th 127 77.2%
2022 61.66 44th 138 68.1%
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Data source: test scores: Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Alaska Department of Education and Early Development

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Enrollment information for Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 244 6 6 6 33 6 11 0 312
2011 268 12 7 4 47 7 5 0 350
2012 341 16 9 13 73 7 0 0 459
2013 309 15 10 14 61 4 0 0 413
2014 305 14 8 20 62 3 0 0 412
2015 294 20 21 17 69 5 0 0 426
2016 341 7 10 10 56 4 44 0 472
2017 347 7 15 13 62 4 31 0 479
2018 326 6 13 9 54 6 30 0 444
2019 327 6 7 23 51 8 31 0 453
2020 331 3 7 42 43 2 52 0 480
2021 276 5 6 38 32 3 68 0 428
2022 299 3 5 37 26 4 83 0 457
2023 318 2 9 34 25 1 82 0 471

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 Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 312 n/a n/a 27.9
2011 350 20.6 16.9 26.3
2012 459 25.5 18.0 22.9
2013 413 18.0 22.9 22.3
2014 412 26.0 15.8 20.1
2015 426 25.0 17.0 20
2016 472 26.0 18.1 19.5
2017 479 25.2 19.0 21.5
2018 444 25.5 17.3 22.1
2019 453 24.9 18.1 24.1
2020 480 24.3 19.7 21.3
2021 428 28.0 15.2 n/a
2022 457 23.8 19.1 n/a
2023 471 26.3 17.8 23.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 312 n/a n/a 27.9
2011 350 20.6 16.9 26.3
2012 459 25.5 18.0 22.9
2013 413 18.0 22.9 22.3
2014 412 26.0 15.8 20.1
2015 426 25.0 17.0 20
2016 472 26.0 18.1 19.5
2017 479 25.2 19.0 21.5
2018 444 25.5 17.3 22.1
2019 453 24.9 18.1 24.1
2020 480 24.3 19.7 21.3
2021 428 28.0 15.2 n/a
2022 457 23.8 19.1 n/a
2023 471 26.3 17.8 23.6

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $875 (6.2%) $13,163 (93.8%) $14,038

Data source: Alaska Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 16th of 185 Elementary schoolsRanks 34th of 172 Elementary schools
 11.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School)66.229.6
 36.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District)43.921.9
 22%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Alaska)36.820.6
 16.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School)6958.6
 10.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District)52.628.9
 23.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Alaska)43.325
 18.3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School)49.348.5
 0.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District)48.231.1
 17.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Alaska)39.726.5
 13.2%
4th Grade Mathematics (Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School)69.944.6
 25.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District)57.828.9
 28.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Alaska)45.123.7
 21.4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School)71.650
 21.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District)47.645.6
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Alaska)38.637.5
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School)68.546.3
 22.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District)49.343.6
 5.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Alaska)39.934.4
 5.5%
All Grades English Language Arts (Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School)62.442.4
 20%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District)45.532.6
 13%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Alaska)39.229.5
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School)69.150
 19.1%
   All Grades Mathematics (Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District)41.226.4
 14.9%
   All Grades Mathematics (Alaska)35.722.9
 12.8%
All Grades Science (Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School)57.557.4
 0.2%
   All Grades Science (Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District)5143.9
 7.1%
   All Grades Science (Alaska)44.738.1
 6.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students453471
 4%
African American62
 66.7%
American Indian5125
 51%
Asian79
 28.6%
Hispanic2334
 47.8%
Pacific Islander81
 87.5%
White327318
 2.8%
Two or More Races3182
 164.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients24.1%23.6%
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Students who attend Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School usually go on to attend:

High : Colony High School

Students at Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School are 68% White, 17% Two or more races, 7% Hispanic, 5% American Indian, 2% Asian.

Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School ranks 34th of 172 Alaska elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 471 students attended Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School.


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