Joy Elementary

Public PK, KG-8

 24 Margaret St
       Fairbanks, AK  99701-1725


(907) 456-5469

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District: Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
148th of 185 Alaska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,074 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  17.5
Number of students:  410

Racial breakdown:

White:
46.6%
Two or more races:
25.9%
American Indian:
12.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  58.3%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Alaska Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Joy Elementary ranks worse than 80% of elementary schools in Alaska. It also ranks 18th among 21 ranked elementary schools in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.16. (See more...)
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Compare Details Joy Elementary ranks worse than 78.8% of middle schools in Alaska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.63. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Joy Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (46.6%), two or more races (25.9%), American Indian (12.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 58.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Joy Elementary is 17.5. 11 elementary schools in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Joy Elementary is $18,074, which is the 8th highest among 21 elementary schools in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Joy Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Joy Elementary 148th of 185 Alaska public elementary schools. (See Joy Elementary in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Joy Elementary 78th of 99 Alaska public middle schools. (See Joy Elementary in the ranking list.)

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Fairbanks North Star Borough School District 18th of 22 Alaska school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Joy Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 65.10 91st 213 57.3%
2006 61.46 109th 218 50.0%
2007 62.48 98th 212 53.8%
2008 66.83 84th 219 61.6%
2009 44.35 139th 226 38.5%
2010 44.55 143rd 229 37.6%
2011 53.76 126th 223 43.5%
2012 53.32 128th 227 43.6%
2013 50.93 133rd 223 40.4%
2014 60.62 101st 218 53.7%
2015 45.57 128th 246 48.0%
2017 29.40 141st 180 21.7%
2018 28.22 146th 186 21.5%
2019 24.16 148th 185 20.0%

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

Rank History for Joy Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 24.63 78th 99 21.2%

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

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by a parent
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Open Quote The staff is rude, they do not address parents issues. The Principal tells you to be quite and then rudely turns her back to you while talking and walks away saying she is doing something else and not dealing with it. From a psychology and behavioral researcher, totally unacceptable and extremely poor role modeling for the community. Then you contact the school district and the superintendent tells you the same thing and doesn't want to address the concerns. When a child tells someone that the school is hurting them, something is very wrong with the school system. No wonder the school's in Alaska are some of the worse in the country. Close Quote


by a student
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Open Quote I went to this school, and often felt so terrible with the bullying I received from the students and teachers I left my class and refused to go back, often spending half a day without anyone knowing where I was. My school never informed my parents of my issues and it wasn't until much later that I was able to vocalize my problems. I could easily slip out of the school if I wanted to and walk about the grounds undisturbed. When I think back at this I am horrified to think that other children could be doing this too. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Joy Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 235 12 6 3 36 n/a n/a 0 292
1990 416 69 16 28 68 n/a n/a 0 597
1991 489 81 25 26 76 n/a n/a 0 697
1992 466 86 24 20 72 n/a n/a 0 668
1993 482 88 19 16 69 n/a n/a 0 674
1994 472 86 24 20 76 n/a n/a 0 678
1995 346 19 14 10 62 n/a n/a 0 451
1996 346 19 14 10 62 n/a n/a 0 451
1997 354 19 18 16 54 n/a n/a 0 461
1998 379 15 19 15 53 n/a n/a 0 481
1999 346 19 12 13 55 n/a n/a 0 445
2000 322 15 13 11 61 n/a n/a 0 422
2001 285 17 15 14 61 n/a n/a 0 392
2002 279 17 15 12 63 n/a n/a 0 386
2003 279 17 15 12 63 n/a n/a 0 386
2004 256 18 13 16 66 n/a n/a 0 369
2005 241 15 11 15 57 n/a n/a 0 339
2006 245 17 17 14 89 n/a n/a 0 382
2007 238 15 20 17 109 n/a n/a 0 399
2008 203 26 20 18 98 n/a n/a 0 365
2009 202 26 16 25 80 2 28 0 379
2010 225 29 10 26 103 0 0 0 393
2011 212 17 11 19 88 4 35 0 386
2012 224 28 17 21 92 7 41 0 430
2013 244 27 23 31 89 6 37 0 457
2014 232 20 22 31 119 3 40 0 467
2015 224 14 13 32 79 5 85 0 452
2016 186 13 15 24 66 2 85 0 391
2017 190 12 12 29 58 2 92 0 395
2018 185 18 14 36 61 3 108 0 425
2019 184 14 18 37 50 3 106 0 412
2020 191 10 17 32 50 4 106 0 410

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 Joy Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 292 19.0 15.3 10.6
1990 597 29.5 20.2 17.3
1991 697 34.0 20.5 16.2
1992 668 34.0 19.6 18.1
1993 674 34.0 19.8 18
1994 678 34.0 19.9 17.8
1995 451 29.0 15.6 17.1
1996 451 29.0 15.6 17.1
1997 461 29.0 15.9 14.5
1998 481 27.0 17.8 22.7
1999 445 26.0 17.1 23.8
2000 422 26.0 16.2 21.1
2001 392 25.0 15.7 20.7
2002 386 24.0 16.1 28.5
2003 386 24.0 16.1 28.5
2004 369 22.0 16.8 32.2
2005 339 21.6 15.7 25.4
2006 382 22.0 17.4 39.3
2007 399 24.0 16.6 40.9
2008 365 23.1 15.8 37
2009 379 22.4 16.9 38.5
2010 393 23.2 16.9 43.3
2011 386 25.2 15.3 48.4
2012 430 26.4 16.2 53
2013 457 28.6 15.9 56.5
2014 467 26.4 17.6 55.5
2015 452 27.0 16.7 50
2016 391 25.0 15.6 51.4
2017 395 26.4 14.9 46.6
2018 425 24.0 17.6 54.8
2019 412 27.0 15.2 58.7
2020 410 23.3 17.5 58.3

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 Joy Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 292 19.0 15.3 10.6
1990 597 29.5 20.2 17.3
1991 697 34.0 20.5 16.2
1992 668 34.0 19.6 18.1
1993 674 34.0 19.8 18
1994 678 34.0 19.9 17.8
1995 451 29.0 15.6 17.1
1996 451 29.0 15.6 17.1
1997 461 29.0 15.9 14.5
1998 481 27.0 17.8 22.7
1999 445 26.0 17.1 23.8
2000 422 26.0 16.2 21.1
2001 392 25.0 15.7 20.7
2002 386 24.0 16.1 28.5
2003 386 24.0 16.1 28.5
2004 369 22.0 16.8 32.2
2005 339 21.6 15.7 25.4
2006 382 22.0 17.4 39.3
2007 399 24.0 16.6 40.9
2008 365 23.1 15.8 37
2009 379 22.4 16.9 38.5
2010 393 23.2 16.9 43.3
2011 386 25.2 15.3 48.4
2012 430 26.4 16.2 53
2013 457 28.6 15.9 56.5
2014 467 26.4 17.6 55.5
2015 452 27.0 16.7 50
2016 391 25.0 15.6 51.4
2017 395 26.4 14.9 46.6
2018 425 24.0 17.6 54.8
2019 412 27.0 15.2 58.7
2020 410 23.3 17.5 58.3

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 Joy Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,372 (13.1%) $15,702 (86.9%) $18,074

Data source: Alaska Department of Education




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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