Northern Lights Abc K-8 School

8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Northern Lights Abc K-8 School

Northern Lights ABC K-8 School is a unique and vibrant learning environment located in the heart of the city. Our school is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for our students to learn and grow. We strive to create an atmosphere of respect, collaboration, and inclusiveness for all of our students. Our teachers are highly qualified and passionate about inspiring our students to reach their full potential.
At Northern Lights ABC K-8 School, we offer a wide variety of educational opportunities for our students. We have a strong focus on literacy, with our literacy program being ranked in the top ten percent in the nation. We also offer a wide range of extracurricular activities such as robotics, art, music, and physical education. Additionally, we have a dedicated team of counselors and social workers who are available to provide support and guidance to our students.
We understand that our students come from diverse backgrounds and strive to create a learning environment that is welcoming and respectful of all cultures and beliefs. We value the unique perspectives and experiences that our students bring to the classroom and strive to create an environment where everyone feels accepted and valued.
At Northern Lights ABC K-8 School, we are committed to providing our students with the best education possible. We believe that our students are the future of our society and strive to empower them to become responsible, successful citizens.

Address:

2424 East Dowling Rd
Anchorage, AK 99507

Phone:

(907) 742-7500

Site:

www.asdk12.org/nlabc

Grades:

PreK – 8

Enrollment:

566 students

Overview Northern Lights Abc K-8 School

Northern Lights Abc K-8 School serves 566 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Northern Lights Abc K-8 School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (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 74% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Verdict on Northern Lights Abc K-8 School

Northern Lights Abc K-8 School is ranked within the top 5% 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 Northern Lights Abc K-8 School is 0.77, which is more 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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