Fireweed Academy

8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Fireweed Academy

Fireweed Academy is a unique learning environment that provides students with the opportunity to explore their passions and develop their skills in a creative and supportive atmosphere. Located in the beautiful city of Anchorage, Alaska, Fireweed Academy offers a variety of educational programs and activities designed to meet the needs of all learners. Through a combination of traditional and innovative learning approaches, Fireweed Academy strives to create a learning experience that is both engaging and meaningful.
At Fireweed Academy, students have the opportunity to pursue their interests in a variety of ways. From hands-on projects and field trips to interactive classes and workshops, Fireweed Academy provides students with the opportunity to explore and develop their interests in a safe and supportive environment. In addition to these activities, Fireweed Academy also offers a variety of extracurricular activities such as debate, music, and art.
Fireweed Academy is committed to providing students with an excellent education and a positive learning experience. The school’s dedicated staff and faculty are committed to providing students with the tools and resources needed to succeed in their future endeavors. Fireweed Academy also provides students with access to a wide range of support services such as counseling and mentoring.
Fireweed Academy is a great place for students to explore their interests and develop their skills in a creative and supportive environment. With its unique approach to learning and its commitment to providing students with an excellent education, Fireweed Academy is an ideal place for students to learn and grow.

Address:

995 Soundview Ave
Homer, AK 99603

Phone:

(907) 235-9728

Site:

fireweedacademy.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/

Grades:

K – 6

Enrollment:

85 students

Overview Fireweed Academy

Fireweed Academy serves 85 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Fireweed Academy placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-49% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-89% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Verdict on Fireweed Academy

Fireweed Academy is ranked within the top 20% of all 443 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Fireweed Academy is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.

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