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  • Big Lake Elementary
  • Po Box 520049, Big Lake
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 478
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1

Big Lake school information

IndexBig LakeAlaskaNational
Average Test Scores26%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:118:116:1
Total public schools428579,221
Total private schoolsn/a5524,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a117,963
The Big Lake, AK educational system consists of 4 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Big Lake public schools have average test scores of 26% which is 17% lower than than the Alaska average and 47% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Big Lake public schools is 18:1, compared to 18:1 in Alaska and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.3% have completed high school, 16.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Big Lake

IndexBig LakeAlaskaNational
Completed 8th grade87.4%88.0%84.3%
Completed high school86.3%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college53.4%64.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.5%37.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors16.8%28.8%30.3%
Completed masters5.3%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.5%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.1%1.3%

Big Lake, AK School Districts

Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

There are a total of 4 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Big Lake. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Big Lake, AK schools is 26%. The average student to teacher ratio is 18:1. In Big Lake, AK, an average of 87.4% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 86.3% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Big Lake schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Big Lake, AK schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Meadow Lakes, AK7,69443%13%
Knik-Fairview, AK17,03836%27%
Houston, AK2,02818%64%
Big Lake, AK3,55226%47%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Wilkesboro, NC3,55252%6%
Colonial Beach, VA3,55271%45%
South Nyack, NY3,55130%40%
Verona, VA3,55162%26%
West End-Cobb Town, AL3,55025%50%
Big Lake, AK3,55226%47%
Source: The Big Lake, AK education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.
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