#1 Elementary School in AK and #1 in Anchorage Municipality

Aurora Elementary School

5085 10th St, Jber, AK 99506

How Good is Aurora Elementary School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A- Learning Enviroment
A- School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Aurora Elementary School is a elementary school located in Jber, Alaska. The school reports an enrollment of 219 students in grades PK-6 and a student–teacher ratio of 15 students per teacher.

When compared to other schools in Alaska it is significantly above average and has received and a grade of A+ from The School Review. Of elementary schools in the Anchorage Municipality it is ranked 1. Statewide, Aurora Elementary School is ranked 1 for elementary schools.

The school data used in our grading is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.


Alaska standardized test scores, among other data points, are used to determine the academic score for a school. Aurora Elementary School performs significantly above average compared to other Alaska elementary schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Source: AK Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

The learning environment at a school is evaluated by comparing a variety of factors including teacher certification rates, student attendance and percentage of novice teachers. For learning environment, Aurora Elementary School performs above average when compared to other elementary schools in Alaska and earned the grade of A- for this measure.

Students : Teacher
AK Avg. 16
Uncertified Teachers
AK Avg. 0%
New Teachers
AK Avg. 14%
Learning Enviroment Grade A-
Student–Teacher Ratio Good
Student Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Absenteeism Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Very Good


Inputs such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to calculate our safety grade. Aurora Elementary School performs above average compared to other Alaska elementary schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is A-.

Safety Grade A-
In-School Suspensions Very Good
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations N/A


The demographics of the student body at Aurora Elementary School are summarized below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when evaluating its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
AK Avg. 15%
Free Lunch
AK Avg. 44%
Econ. Disadvantaged
AK Avg. 49%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 219
Minority Students 89
Diversity Index 45
Students with Disablities 29
Economically Disadvantaged 29%
Limited English Proficiency 3%
Gifted Students 9%


A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Academic Overperformance I - Awarded to schools which perform substantially higher on standardized tests than predicted given the socioeconomic composition of their student body. Less than 3% of schools nationwide qualify for this award. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is an important to recognize these schools outperforming academic expectations.

Compare Nearby Schools

Below are elementary schools near Aurora Elementary School. The table includes The School Review’s grade for these schools. To get a complete list of schools in Jber, go to the Jber, Alaska schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Government Hill Elementary School C+ C+ C C+
2 William Tyson Elementary School C- D D C
3 Mt. Spurr Elementary School A- A C B+
4 Denali Montessori Elementary School B- B- C C-
5 Fairview Elementary School C- D C D

Aurora Elementary School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are enrolled at Aurora Elementary School? 219
  • How good of a school is Aurora Elementary School? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Aurora Elementary School in? The school is located in Anchorage Municipality.
  • How can I contact Aurora Elementary School? The school's number is (907) 742-0300. You can visit their website at http://aurora.asdk12.org/.
  • Where is Aurora Elementary School? 5085 10th St, Jber, Alaska 99506

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Government Hill Elementary School
525 Bluff Dr Anchorage, AK 99501
William Tyson Elementary School
2801 Richmond Ave Anchorage, AK 99508
Mt. Spurr Elementary School
8414 Mcguire Ave Jber, AK 99506
Denali Montessori Elementary School
148 East Ninth Ave Anchorage, AK 99501
Fairview Elementary School
1327 Nelchina St Anchorage, AK 99501