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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Polaris K-12 School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Anchorage, AK. It has 483 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.

Polaris K-12 School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1260
18 responses
Average ACT
29
10 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$94,192
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,798
National
$949
Median Home Value
$318,289
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.3 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.3 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 4 responses
Report
  • Advisory Day
    50%
  • Student led advisory
    50%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
483
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.3%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,238/ year
National
$12,239
29%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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I have been going to Polaris K-12 School since I was in seventh grade and I fell in love with it! I love going to a school where kids ranging from kindergarten to twelfth grade walk the hallways. As a person who wants to work with kids as an adult, this is the perfect environment for me. All of the teachers are very understanding and push the students to do their best in everything they do. The students also have a huge voice when it comes down to what has happened around the school. I love the block schedule and the opportunity to take college classes at the school. The only problem with this school is the drama that goes around among the students. There are many students that were very dramatic in middle school and that brought a lot of conflict throughout the grade. High school, however, is drama free. I also wish that the drama department had a theater so that all of the concerts would not have to be preformed in the gym. That is the only problem with smaller schools.
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Polaris is a strange place. I attended this school for 4 years all throughout high school. The environment is designed for elementary level learning, which somewhat alienates the high school pupils. The school is not diverse and is quite small. The school doesn't have sports or real functioning clubs. The teachers are somewhat of a different story.

Some really care, and others not so much. In my experience, I've witnessed teachers gossiping about other students to their class, and pick favorites. The administration is very curious about student life and small, sometimes false accusations cause huge investigations. Suspensions are somewhat common among high-school and middle students for drugs or postings on social media. The student life is non-existent. There are cliques and not much to choose from because of the small number of students. Polaris really is strange. From a high schooler's perspective, if I was a parent, I would not send my kid here.
At Polaris, students are given trust and freedom until they prove they can not handle it. It is a small school, so students can develop real relationships with their teachers. As a k-12 school, students have unique opportunities to connect with other students of any grade. Polaris has many educational opportunities that other schools do not have, such as an abundance of travel opportunities, a biotechnology class, and more. And besides, the students love it.