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About This School

Aurora Elementary School is a public elementary school in Anchorage. 408 children attend Aurora Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 44% of the 408 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Aurora Elementary School is 18:1. Orion Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 66% 49%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 13% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 9%
Pacific Islander 0.7% 4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 33%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son was at Aurora last year for Kindergarten and for the first 4 weeks of First grade this year till we had to move due to a PCS. Everyone at Aurora was fabulous with our son. He was in the resource program and I can't say enough great things about Mrs. Lester and her staff of aides. They all worked with our son and helped him through any stressors he was having at the time. We were very sad we had to leave this year as his first grade teacher Mrs. Penn as his first grade year was going great. His last day was filled with tears from the staff and us and our son misses all of his teachers that he had at Aurora.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school! My son atteneded for 3 years and we have very fond memories of Aurora as well as the teachers staff and principal.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am deeply impressed with the academic programs available at the school. They have accelerated reading (reading club) ignite (for gifted students) tutorial (before and after school) and a few other programs. They also have a choir orchestra basic band and chess club. The availability of parent involvement is tremendous. I should know because I am a volunteer at the school. There are quite a parents that spend over 20 hours a week dedicating there time Xeroxing reading chaperoning fundraising and donating (books coats hats and gloves) to the school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Aurora is wonderful. It has been our school for 5 years. The staff is awesome. There are extra activities that the kids love. The office staff is great too!

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is great. My kids love it. Lots of parent involvement and volunteers. Great admin staff too.

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