Valley Pathways



Valley Pathways Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Valley Pathways Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 4
10 22
11 43
12 88

Valley Pathways is a public high school of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District located in Palmer, AK. It has 157 students in grades 9th through 12th. Valley Pathways is the 94th largest public high school in Alaska and the 18,342nd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 31.6 to 1.

Total Students: 157
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 31.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 4.97

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Valley Pathways Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 96
(61%)
3,485
(53%)
 Female 61
(39%)
3,092
(47%)

Valley Pathways Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 104
(66%)
4,932
(75%)
 American Indian 38
(24%)
1,053
(16%)
 Black 6
(4%)
117
(2%)
 Hispanic 5
(3%)
211
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(1%)
79
(1%)
 Asian 2
(1%)
180
(3%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
5
(0%)

Valley Pathways Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 91
(58%)
4,975
(76%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 59
(38%)
1,380
(21%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 7
(4%)
222
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Valley Pathways is ranked 114th out of 0 ranked schools in Alaska, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Valley Pathways students on free and reduced lunch assistance (42.0%) is slightly lower than the state average of 46.9%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Valley Pathways Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 213
2006 198
2007 196
2008 198
2009 202
2010 199
2011 177
2012 157

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 23.7
2006 22
2007 21.5
2008 18.9
2009 19.2
2010 18.1
2011 18.7
2012 31.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.3849765258216
2006 0.48484848484848
2007 0.38265306122449
2008 0.2979797979798
2009 0.41584158415842
2010 0.4321608040201
2011 0.47457627118644
2012 0.4203821656051

Compare Valley Pathways to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,714.5% 17.1:1
 
3,160.0% 31.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 42.0%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 46.9%
 

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