PROFICIENCY 26% 45% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
37%Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District
46%Big Lake

Big Lake Elementary is a school servicing grades PK to 5 and is located in the district of "Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District" in Big Lake, AK. There are a total of 478 students and 27 teachers at Big Lake Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 18 to 1. There are a total of 411 free lunch students and 0 reduced lunch students.

Big Lake Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 26.0%, which is 45% lower than the Alaska average.


Student/Teacher ratio18:1
Free lunch411
Reduced lunch0


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Big Lake Elementary, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Big Lake Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 69.0% 72.5% 78.6% 51.1%
African American 0.9% 2.2% 1.3% 15.9%
Asian 1.1% 2.9% 1.0% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 5.0% 3.4% 13.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 21.6% 17.7% 3.8% 1.2%
Hawaiian 2.3% 1.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.0% 0.1% 2.0% 3.1%

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Big Lake demographics profile

StatisticBig LakeAlaskaNational
Population density (sq mi)142691
Median age31.536.837.7
Male/Female ratio1.3:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)62%59%55%
Speak English99%93%79%
Speak Spanish1%5%13%

Education level achieved in Big Lake

IndexBig LakeAlaskaNational
Completed 8th grade95.3%88.0%84.3%
Completed high school95.3%87.3%83.0%
Completed some college46.4%63.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree25.5%36.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors17.7%26.0%30.3%
Completed masters7.1%8.8%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.2%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.2%1.3%
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Source: The Big Lake Elementary data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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