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Polaris K-12 School
  • Public, Magnet
  • ANCHORAGE, AK

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Diversity
    grade A minus
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade C minus
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A
  7. Administration
    grade B
  8. Sports
    grade unavailable
  9. Food
    grade C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C+

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Polaris K-12 School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in ANCHORAGE, AK. It has 482 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.

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Polaris K-12 School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1260
23 responses
Average ACT
29
10 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

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Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
Median Household Income
$94,851
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,709
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$315,597
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade 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
  • Advisory Day
    50%
  • Student led advisory
    50%

Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
482
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
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
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
No data available  
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
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
grade C minus
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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