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Mentasta Lake School (leave a review)
Contact Information

+1 (907) 291-2317

6 Mile Main Village Road

Mentasta Lake, Alaska


About Mentasta Lake School
Prekindergarten - 12th Grade

Mentasta Lake School is one of 8 schools found in the Alaska Gateway School District of Alaska.

Classified as a regular school, it teaches pupils from Prekindergarten to 12th Grade and has an enrolment of 32 students - compared to other schools in Alaska, this is a relatively small school.

In recent years, the number of teachers has remained static while the pupil population has remained static in a similar timeframe.

At Mentasta Lake School, the average teaching salary of $80,573 is higher than the Alaska state average of $71,424.

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Students by Year Group
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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

School-wide program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Mentasta Lake School 32$23,04811$80,5730.06
Slana School (16.28 miles) 18$8,0309$69,4220.50
Tanacross School (33.4 miles) 14$5,5949$123,9410.00
Tok School (37.12 miles) 166$3,45412$75,9940.58
Alaska REACH Academy (37.12 miles) 62$1,32064$79,8000.37
Tetlin School (42.19 miles) 25$17,5546$64,2950.00

Mentasta Lake School

Number of pupils32
Funding per pupil$23,048
Pupils per teacher11
Average teacher salary$80,573
Diversity index0.06

Slana School (16.28 miles)

Number of pupils18
Funding per pupil$8,030
Pupils per teacher9
Average teacher salary$69,422
Diversity index0.50

Tanacross School (33.4 miles)

Number of pupils14
Funding per pupil$5,594
Pupils per teacher9
Average teacher salary$123,941
Diversity index0.00

Tok School (37.12 miles)

Number of pupils166
Funding per pupil$3,454
Pupils per teacher12
Average teacher salary$75,994
Diversity index0.58

Alaska REACH Academy (37.12 miles)

Number of pupils62
Funding per pupil$1,320
Pupils per teacher64
Average teacher salary$79,800
Diversity index0.37

Tetlin School (42.19 miles)

Number of pupils25
Funding per pupil$17,554
Pupils per teacher6
Average teacher salary$64,295
Diversity index0.00
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Rankings within Alaska
There are 522 schools in Alaska. Rankings don't always go up to 522 because some schools have missing data.
413thlargest school
412thhighest number of FTE teachers
154thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
82ndhighest average teaching salary
1sthighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
245thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
397thhighest diversity index
53rdhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Prekindergarten - 3rd Grade: 4.1 hours

4th Grade - 12th Grade: 5 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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