Arctic Light Elementary

Public PK, KG-6

 4167 Neely Rd
       Fort Wainwright, AK  99703-1110


 (907) 356-2038

District: Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
157th of 236 Alaska Elementary Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  18.0
Number of students:  538

Racial breakdown:

White:
51.1%
Hispanic:
25.3%
African American:
10.4%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  60.8%

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Updated Thursday, November 12, 2015, based on the 2014-15 school year test scores.

Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2015, Arctic Light Elementary ranked worse than 66.5% of elementary schools in Alaska. It also ranked 19th among 20 ranked elementary schools in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2015 the calculated Average Standard Score was 31.12. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (51.1%), Hispanic (25.3%), African American (10.4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 60.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Arctic Light Elementary is 18. 11 elementary schools in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Arctic Light Elementary employs 29.8 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2015 Rankings:

Arctic Light Elementary:

SchoolDigger Ranks Arctic Light Elementary 157th of 236 Alaska public elementary schools. (See Arctic Light Elementary in the ranking list.)

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Fairbanks North Star Borough School District 9th of 21 Alaska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Arctic Light Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 74.03 44th 204 78.4% 4 star ranking
2006 68.70 75th 208 63.9% 3 star ranking
2007 67.75 74th 199 62.8% 3 star ranking
2008 63.85 87th 209 58.4% 3 star ranking
2009 61.98 99th 218 54.6% 3 star ranking
2010 67.85 81st 219 63.0% 3 star ranking
2011 66.78 79th 215 63.3% 3 star ranking
2012 59.15 102nd 215 52.6% 3 star ranking
2013 53.85 117th 214 45.3% 2 star ranking
2014 65.87 82nd 209 60.8% 3 star ranking
2015 31.12 157th 236 33.5% 2 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Arctic Light Elementary Test Scores

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Test score data source: Alaska Department of Education and Early Development

About the Alaska Measures of Progress: The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development has selected the Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) of Kansas to develop and administer assessments for Alaska’s public schools. AAI will provide summative and interim assessments for grades 3-10 that are aligned to the Alaska English Language Arts and Mathematics Standards, adopted in 2012. AAI will provide custom computer-based assessments, with a paper/pencil format for schools that are not ready to administer online tests. The new assessment is called Alaska Measures of Progress, or AMP.

These tests tell us how well Alaskan students, schools, and districts are meeting the Alaska English language arts and mathematics standards. State law and the federal school accountability requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act require statewide assessments. Test scores will be used in school and district accountability (Alaska School Performance Index star ratings and Annual Measureable Objectives) and by districts for their educator evaluation systems. Alaska will discontinue the current assessment, the Standards Based Assessments (SBAs). The SBAs assess our former standards, the Alaska Grade Level Expectations. They will be administered for the last time in April 2014.

The science assessment is not part of this new contract. The science test, which is paper/pencil, will be administered to grades 4, 8, and 10.

Source: Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, Assessment
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Enrollment information for Arctic Light Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1994 342 226 23 61 10 n/a n/a 0 662
1995 252 155 18 68 16 n/a n/a 0 509
1996 252 155 18 68 16 n/a n/a 0 509
1997 261 165 21 49 18 n/a n/a 0 514
1998 302 185 29 50 17 n/a n/a 0 583
1999 378 174 19 53 11 n/a n/a 0 635
2000 350 137 12 48 12 n/a n/a 0 559
2001 386 147 19 66 17 n/a n/a 0 635
2002 415 180 20 78 14 n/a n/a 0 707
2003 415 180 20 78 14 n/a n/a 0 707
2004 280 152 14 63 9 n/a n/a 0 518
2005 273 140 16 70 8 n/a n/a 0 507
2006 220 113 20 65 6 n/a n/a 0 424
2007 281 129 15 77 23 n/a n/a 0 525
2008 286 135 44 66 10 n/a n/a 0 541
2009 271 116 9 98 4 25 21 0 544
2010 274 105 9 112 8 23 0 0 531
2011 239 97 10 82 5 21 18 0 472
2012 303 99 10 105 8 19 37 0 581
2013 311 82 15 105 7 22 35 0 577
2014 275 56 5 136 8 20 38 0 538

Test score 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 Arctic Light Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 662 30.0 22.1 n/a
1995 509 30.0 17.0 34.6
1996 509 30.0 17.0 34.6
1997 514 30.0 17.1 36.0
1998 583 31.1 18.7 63.8
1999 635 31.6 20.1 56.4
2000 559 30.6 18.3 54.0
2001 635 31.5 20.2 53.9
2002 707 38.5 18.4 53.7
2003 707 38.5 18.4 53.7
2004 518 30.0 17.3 54.2
2005 507 26.7 19.0 56.4
2006 424 24.5 17.3 53.3
2007 525 27.8 18.9 42.5
2008 541 29.2 18.5 59.0
2009 544 30.2 18.0 55.3
2010 531 31.2 17.0 52.9
2011 472 28.3 16.6 60.0
2012 581 31.3 18.5 55.6
2013 577 33.0 17.4 63.1
2014 538 29.8 18.0 60.8

Test score 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 FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Arctic Light Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 662 30.0 22.1 n/a
1995 509 30.0 17.0 34.6
1996 509 30.0 17.0 34.6
1997 514 30.0 17.1 36.0
1998 583 31.1 18.7 63.8
1999 635 31.6 20.1 56.4
2000 559 30.6 18.3 54.0
2001 635 31.5 20.2 53.9
2002 707 38.5 18.4 53.7
2003 707 38.5 18.4 53.7
2004 518 30.0 17.3 54.2
2005 507 26.7 19.0 56.4
2006 424 24.5 17.3 53.3
2007 525 27.8 18.9 42.5
2008 541 29.2 18.5 59.0
2009 544 30.2 18.0 55.3
2010 531 31.2 17.0 52.9
2011 472 28.3 16.6 60.0
2012 581 31.3 18.5 55.6
2013 577 33.0 17.4 63.1
2014 538 29.8 18.0 60.8

Test score 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 and Early Development.

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