PROFICIENCY n/a equal to state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
37%Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

Swanson Elementary is a school servicing grades PK to 2 and is located in the district of "Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District" in Palmer, AK. There are a total of 433 students and 26 teachers at Swanson Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 17 to 1. There are a total of 170 free lunch students and 32 reduced lunch students.

Swanson Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of n/a, which is equal to the Alaska average.


Student/Teacher ratio17:1
Free lunch170
Reduced lunch32


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 Swanson 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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Swanson Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 74.3% 72.5% 48.4% 51.1%
African American 2.5% 2.2% 3.5% 15.9%
Asian 2.5% 2.9% 6.3% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 3.2% 3.4% 6.7% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 15.8% 17.7% 23.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 1.7% 1.2% 2.5% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.0% 0.1% 8.7% 3.1%

Palmer demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)724191
Median age33.933.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.1:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%53%55%
Speak English91%84%79%
Speak Spanish3%4%13%

Education level achieved in Palmer

Completed 8th grade85.6%88.0%84.3%
Completed high school84.7%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college58.2%64.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.8%37.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors15.3%28.8%30.3%
Completed masters4.7%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.1%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.1%1.3%
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Source: The Swanson 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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