PROFICIENCY 11% 65% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
37%Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

Valley Pathways is a school servicing grades 7 to 12 and is located in the district of "Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District" in Palmer, AK. There are a total of 192 students and 13 teachers at Valley Pathways, for a student to teacher ratio of 16 to 1. There are a total of 89 free lunch students and 11 reduced lunch students.

Valley Pathways has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 11.0%, which is 65% lower than the Alaska average.


Student/Teacher ratio16:1
Free lunch89
Reduced lunch11


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment0
Taking some courses0
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses0
Passing no courses0

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 Valley Pathways, 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

All<= 5%
7<= 20%
8<= 20%
High School<= 10%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School<= 10%

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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Valley Pathways race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 66.9% 72.5% 48.4% 51.1%
African American 4.1% 2.2% 3.5% 15.9%
Asian 2.3% 2.9% 6.3% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 1.2% 3.4% 6.7% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 23.3% 17.7% 23.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 1.2% 1.2% 2.5% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.2% 0.1% 8.7% 3.1%

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Finger Lake Elementary47%4.6Lakes, AK

Palmer demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)175191
Median age32.833.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.1:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%53%55%
Speak English82%84%79%
Speak Spanish5%4%13%

Education level achieved in Palmer

Completed 8th grade89.5%88.0%84.3%
Completed high school88.8%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college69.3%64.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree42.8%37.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors34.3%28.8%30.3%
Completed masters12.6%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.8%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.1%1.3%
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