Fred Ipalook Elementary

Summary:

Fred Ipalook Elementary is a public elementary school in Barrow, Alaska, serving 539 students in grades PK-5. Located in the remote North Slope region, the school is part of the North Slope Borough School District, which is ranked 24th out of 24 districts in the state and has a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Fred Ipalook Elementary has a significantly higher percentage of Native American (64.01%), Pacific Islander (5.57%), and multi-racial (21.34%) students compared to the state average, its academic performance is concerning. In the 2022-2023 school year, only 11.95% of students were proficient in STAR/English Language Arts, and 14.67% were proficient in STAR/Mathematics, far below the state averages of 31.8% and 32.53%, respectively. The school has consistently ranked in the bottom 20% of Alaska elementary schools, with a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Interestingly, the school's spending per student is relatively high at $34,915 for the 2018-2019 school year, compared to the state average. This raises questions about the effective allocation and utilization of resources, as the school's performance remains significantly below the state average, particularly for certain student subgroups like Native American and multi-racial students. Addressing these challenges will require a comprehensive, data-driven approach that considers the unique cultural and community context of the school, as well as targeted interventions and increased community engagement.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 2070 Ahkovak St
       Barrow, AK  99723


(907) 852-9550

District: North Slope Borough School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
168th of 176 Alaska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $34,915 Help


Students who attend Fred Ipalook Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Eben Hopson Middle School
High:    Barrow High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.0 Help
Number of students:  539

Racial breakdown:

American Indian:
64.0%
Two or more races:
21.3%
Asian:
5.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29.1% Help


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Compare Details Fred Ipalook Elementary ranks worse than 95.5% of elementary schools in Alaska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 8.46. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: American Indian (64%), two or more races (21.3%), Asian (5.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 29.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Fred Ipalook Elementary is 16. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Fred Ipalook Elementary is $34,915.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Fred Ipalook Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Fred Ipalook Elementary 168th of 176 Alaska public elementary schools. (See Fred Ipalook Elementary in the ranking list.)

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North Slope Borough School District:

SchoolDigger ranks North Slope Borough School District 24th of 24 Alaska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Fred Ipalook Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Fred Ipalook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 45.29 142nd 213 33.3%
2006 52.18 130th 218 40.4%
2007 38.06 141st 212 33.5%
2008 33.90 154th 219 29.7%
2009 24.02 168th 226 25.7%
2010 41.55 148th 229 35.4%
2011 32.37 160th 223 28.3%
2012 27.85 172nd 227 24.2%
2013 28.23 164th 223 26.5%
2014 23.57 170th 218 22.0%
2015 14.49 202nd 246 17.9%
2017 7.97 171st 180 5.0%
2018 17.14 164th 186 11.8%
2019 16.69 166th 185 10.3%
2021 4.52 171st 173 1.2%
2022 11.23 163rd 171 4.7%
2023 8.46 168th 176 4.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Fred Ipalook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 35.69 54th 73 26.0%
2022 26.22 50th 58 13.8%
2023 21.35 66th 74 10.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Fred Ipalook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 11.05 139th 147 5.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Fred Ipalook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 19.64 141st 159 11.3%
2021 1.78 141st 141 0.0%
2022 11.55 136th 143 4.9%
2023 8.89 145th 152 4.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Fred Ipalook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 13.18 147th 159 7.5%
2021 5.08 142nd 142 0.0%
2022 6.30 146th 148 1.4%
2023 6.18 143rd 148 3.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Fred Ipalook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 56.20 15th 41 63.4%
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Rank History for Native American students at Fred Ipalook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 15.59 47th 50 6.0%
2021 6.67 20th 22 9.1%
2022 8.04 14th 15 6.7%
2023 6.28 23rd 23 0.0%
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Data source: test scores: Alaska Department of Education and Early Developmenr, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Alaska Department of Education and Early Development

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Enrollment information for Fred Ipalook Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 80 8 24 2 455 n/a n/a 0 569
1990 71 7 35 7 491 n/a n/a 0 611
1991 73 4 32 8 509 n/a n/a 0 626
1992 67 2 52 11 523 n/a n/a 0 655
1993 79 3 53 8 576 n/a n/a 0 719
1994 77 4 54 7 593 n/a n/a 0 735
1995 93 4 65 5 629 n/a n/a 0 796
1996 93 4 65 5 629 n/a n/a 0 796
1997 110 6 58 6 621 n/a n/a 0 801
1998 192 14 71 27 481 n/a n/a 0 785
1999 131 16 72 20 472 n/a n/a 0 711
2000 114 17 75 13 466 n/a n/a 0 685
2001 92 13 73 7 490 n/a n/a 0 675
2002 75 7 65 6 438 n/a n/a 0 591
2003 75 7 65 6 438 n/a n/a 0 591
2004 71 10 74 8 435 n/a n/a 0 598
2005 55 5 62 8 411 n/a n/a 0 541
2006 47 3 59 6 450 n/a n/a 0 565
2007 33 1 61 8 450 n/a n/a 0 553
2008 35 1 54 6 398 n/a n/a 72 566
2009 30 3 36 4 401 19 66 0 559
2010 30 2 42 4 440 17 73 0 608
2011 26 3 51 4 443 22 89 0 638
2012 23 6 52 1 433 26 100 0 641
2013 19 8 54 3 454 25 103 0 666
2014 19 6 63 3 454 30 105 0 680
2015 15 4 61 0 452 29 122 0 683
2016 12 7 56 1 464 32 100 0 672
2017 14 7 59 2 433 33 126 0 674
2018 19 7 50 1 457 36 134 0 704
2019 27 6 46 1 439 37 128 0 684
2020 26 5 43 1 418 34 137 0 664
2021 14 2 39 1 382 32 120 0 590
2022 15 2 36 0 347 25 124 0 549
2023 16 1 32 0 345 30 115 0 539

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 Ipalook Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 569 37.0 15.3 1.1
1990 611 41.5 14.7 1
1991 626 42.0 14.9 1
1992 655 42.0 15.5 4
1993 719 42.0 17.1 3.6
1994 735 42.0 17.5 3.5
1995 796 43.0 18.5 4.9
1996 796 43.0 18.5 4.9
1997 801 43.0 18.6 4.9
1998 785 51.0 15.4 0
1999 711 46.0 15.5 8.7
2000 685 42.0 16.3 8
2001 675 49.0 13.8 9.2
2002 591 43.0 13.7 23.2
2003 591 43.0 13.7 23.2
2004 598 41.0 14.6 22.9
2005 541 42.0 12.9 25.3
2006 565 42.0 13.5 24.2
2007 553 39.0 14.2 27.3
2008 566 36.0 15.7 36.8
2009 559 29.2 19.1 32.6
2010 608 35.2 17.2 29.9
2011 638 34.0 18.7 28.5
2012 641 36.0 17.8 28.4
2013 666 34.0 19.5 18.8
2014 680 37.5 18.1 33.7
2015 683 36.0 18.9 43.6
2016 672 34.0 19.7 43.9
2017 674 39.0 17.2 43.9
2018 704 38.0 18.5 43.5
2019 684 38.0 18.0 33.6
2020 664 38.0 17.4 21.2
2021 590 37.0 15.9 n/a
2022 549 35.5 15.4 n/a
2023 539 33.5 16.0 29.1

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 Ipalook Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 569 37.0 15.3 1.1
1990 611 41.5 14.7 1
1991 626 42.0 14.9 1
1992 655 42.0 15.5 4
1993 719 42.0 17.1 3.6
1994 735 42.0 17.5 3.5
1995 796 43.0 18.5 4.9
1996 796 43.0 18.5 4.9
1997 801 43.0 18.6 4.9
1998 785 51.0 15.4 0
1999 711 46.0 15.5 8.7
2000 685 42.0 16.3 8
2001 675 49.0 13.8 9.2
2002 591 43.0 13.7 23.2
2003 591 43.0 13.7 23.2
2004 598 41.0 14.6 22.9
2005 541 42.0 12.9 25.3
2006 565 42.0 13.5 24.2
2007 553 39.0 14.2 27.3
2008 566 36.0 15.7 36.8
2009 559 29.2 19.1 32.6
2010 608 35.2 17.2 29.9
2011 638 34.0 18.7 28.5
2012 641 36.0 17.8 28.4
2013 666 34.0 19.5 18.8
2014 680 37.5 18.1 33.7
2015 683 36.0 18.9 43.6
2016 672 34.0 19.7 43.9
2017 674 39.0 17.2 43.9
2018 704 38.0 18.5 43.5
2019 684 38.0 18.0 33.6
2020 664 38.0 17.4 21.2
2021 590 37.0 15.9 n/a
2022 549 35.5 15.4 n/a
2023 539 33.5 16.0 29.1

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Fred Ipalook Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,471 (4.2%) $33,444 (95.8%) $34,915

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Fred Ipalook Elementary

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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 166th of 185 Elementary schoolsRanks 168th of 176 Elementary schools
 5.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
All Grades Science (Fred Ipalook Elementary)22.810.3
 12.5%
   All Grades Science (North Slope Borough School District)15.77.9
 7.8%
   All Grades Science (Alaska)44.736.9
 7.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students684539
 21.2%
African American61
 83.3%
American Indian439345
 21.4%
Asian4632
 30.4%
Hispanic10
 100%
Pacific Islander3730
 18.9%
White2716
 40.7%
Two or More Races128115
 10.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients33.6%29.1%
 4.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Fred Ipalook Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 539 students attended Fred Ipalook Elementary.

Students at Fred Ipalook Elementary are 64% American Indian, 21% Two or more races, 6% Asian, 6% Pacific Islander, 3% White.

Fred Ipalook Elementary ranks in the bottom 4.5% of Alaska elementary schools.

Students who attend Fred Ipalook Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Eben Hopson Middle School
High : Barrow High School


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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 Developmenr.

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