This section of charts contains education data for ZIP code 99579 Alaska based mainly on the latest year 2021 American Community Survey census data but also the survey from Common Core Data available for Public Elementary through Secondary Schools. In Figure 1, the percent of all people aged 25 years or older, who have either graduated from high school or completed the Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED) or some equivalent certification/credential. 99579 depicts it has a High School Grad or higher of 100% which is more than all other zip codes in the greater ZIP code 99579 region.
In Figure 2, the percentage of people aged 25 years or older who have graduated from college/university with at least a bachelor's degree is provided. Note that the bachelor's degree is also called a four-year degree because it normally takes four years of full-time study to finish the course curriculum required to obtain the degree. This chart portrays the proportion of the population in this region who are college graduates with at least a bachelor degree or higher. In many ways, this analysis alongside the prior chart are very quick measures of the level of education in any particular area. ZIP code 99579 shows it has a Bachelors Degree or higher of 20% which is in the mid point range of other zip codes in the metro area. The zip code with the highest percent with a bachelors degree or higher in the area is 99613 which shows a percent with a bachelors degree of 36% (about twice as large).
Figure 5 provides a more detailed look at the educational attainment for ZIP code 99579 Alaska. This chart provides the proportion of people aged 25 years of age or older and what was their level of educational attainment. The chart provides 5 broad categories including: No Education/No School, Some High School, High School or equivalent, Some college or Associates Degree, and Bachelors Degree or higher. ZIP code 99579 has the largest proportion of percent of people with less than a high school education at 55% of the total and is ranked #1.
The next chart shows a break down of people who have received a bachelor's degree or higher advanced degree generally in a campus learning environment. In particular, Figure 6, provides the proportional breakdown of all the people who have received a postsecondary education along with what the level of advanced degree that was obtained. Note that these categories do not include any type professional development type activities such as those related to maintaining professional credentials in workshop lessons. Note Professional Degree includes medical, dental, lawyers, etc. ZIP code 99579 has the largest proportion of percent of people with a bachelors degree at 100% of the total and is ranked #1.
The chart in Figure 7 shows the broad area of academic concentration or the discipline for people who have received a bachelors degree. This high level classification is essentially the field of study for which a degree was obtained. ZIP code 99579 has the largest proportion of percent of people with a degree in a science or engineering related at 100.0% of the total and is ranked #1.
The next chart (Figure 8) provides a more detailed deep dive on the category of major degree obtained for people aged 25 years or older who earned a bachelor's degree or higher. Specifically, this frequency distribution details out what the major field of study was the degree obtained. ZIP code 99579 has the largest proportion of percent of people with a degree in literature and languages at 80.0% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the largest proportion of percent of people with a degree in communications at 20.0% of the total and is ranked #1.
Figure 9 provides comparative data between the places in the greater ZIP code 99579 Alaska region for broad educational attainment. This analysis uses provides five broad education attainment categories including: No Education/No School, Some High School, High School or equivalent, Some college or Associates Degree, and Bachelors Degree or higher. ZIP code 99579 has the largest proportion of percent of people with less than a high school degree at 54.9% of the total and is ranked #1.
A more detailed frequency distribution of educational attainment is provided in Figure 10. In particular this illustration breaks out the highest levels of university educational opportunities beyond the four year college degree. Included in the breakout are the relative proportion of masters degrees, PhD/Doctorate/Doctorial holders, and professional degrees such as medicine, dentistry, lawyers, etc. ZIP code 99579 has the largest proportion of percent of people with less than high school at 54.9% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the largest proportion of percent of people with a bachelors degree at 19.6% of the total and is ranked #1. The next exhibit (Figure 11) provides detailed cross tabulation analysis that provides education success data broken out or cross tabulated by age group. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.
Figure 12 is a cross tabulation analysis that shows large educational success categories and is broken out or cross tabulated by racial group. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.The final cross tabulation analysis is provided in Figure 13 and shows education success broken out by gender. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.
ZIP code 99579 School Enrollment Charts
ZIP code 99579 Area Schools Charts
Figure 23 lists all the schools in the area along with the school district, county location and other program information/credential such as if they are a public charter school or private charter school or magnet school. Some of the Area Schools are: Egegik School, Bristol Bay Middle/High School, Naknek Elementary, Pilot Point School, and Levelock School. The next illustration in Figure 24 shows the total child school enrollment for all grades (through 12th grade) at the school shown using NCES data (Common Core of Data, Public Elementary-Secondary School Universe Survey.) Looking at Enrollment for Area Schools we find that Dillingham Middle/High School ranks the largest with a value of 268 enrolled students. The next largest values are for: Dillingham Elementary (258), Chief Ivan Blunka School (128), Manokotak School (122), and Bristol Bay Middle/High School (76). The difference between the highest value (Dillingham Middle/High School) and the next highest (Dillingham Elementary) is that the enrolled students is about only about 3.9% larger.
Figure 25 show the ratio of the number of students to the number of teachers in the classroom. A good student to teacher ratio should be low because it indicates that there are less students for any one teacher to educate in a class and generally a better learning environment, better success and optimal teaching excellence. Teachers includes all educational staff such as special education teachers and any other educator. Note that distance learning (online learning/remote learning) is not included in these values. Looking at Student to Teacher Ratio for Area Schools we find that Karluk School ranks the largest with a value of 6.0 student to teacher ratio. The next largest values are for: Levelock School (7.2), Meshik School (7.2), Egegik School (9.0), and Aleknagik School (9.0). The difference between the lowest value (Karluk School) and the next lowest (Levelock School) is that the student to teacher ratio is 20.2% larger.
The next chart, Figure 26, shows the racial mix of students at each location in this district of the state of Alaska department of education.
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