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705 Frontage Rd, Suite A
Kenai, AK 99611
p. 907-283-0292

Aurora Borealis Charter School
in Kenai, AK

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
State Agency:
Alaska Department Of Education

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offeredKindergarten – 8th Grade
LevelPrimary School
Teacher FTEs11.8
Surrounding communityTown, Remote Territory inside an urban cluster that is more than 35 miles from an urbanized area.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title IN/A
Magnet School
Charter School
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Kenai, AK 99611
Total Population12,059 (4,248 urban / 7,811 rural)
Households4,308 (2.71 people per house)
Median Household Income$47,421
Families3,073 (3.2 people per family)
Pop. — African American109
Pop. — Asian237
Pop. — Pacific Islander74
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native1,426
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)10,567
Pop. — Other204

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students  
Low-Cost Lunch Students  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     14%
English Language Learners     2%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A57%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A64%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A61%
White Non-HispanicN/A74%
All Students>76%69%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 658 75.96%
GED Recipients     6.73%
Other Completers 14 2.71%

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Aurora Borealis Charter School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-HispanicN/A<N/A4%
Asian / Pacific Islander4<2%7%
American Indian / Alaskan Native7<3%25%
White Non-Hispanic162>91%57%
Kindergarten 1 22 23
1st Grade 1 21 22
2nd Grade 1 2 20 23
3rd Grade 1 1 1 20 23
4th Grade 1 21 22
5th Grade 1 14 15
6th Grade 1 1 20 22
7th Grade 1 1 14 16
8th Grade 1 1 10 12
Total 5 4 7 162 178

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Aurora Borealis Charter School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides121.4<23%25%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; SupervisorsN/A2%
Library / Media Specialist8.0<2%2%
Library / Media Support9.4>2%1%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)N/A1%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)13.6>3%2%
Guidance Staff Total13.6<3%3%
District Admins11.0<2%5%
Dist. Admin/Sppt50.8>10%8%
School Admins57.0>11%8%
School Admin/Sppt67.6>13%12%
Other Support135.6>25%25%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools   
Payments to Charter Schools  $11
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$16,303,000<$1,718$11,890
 Issued During Fiscal Year$2,228,000<$234$7,630
 Retired During Fiscal Year$2,228,000<$234$7,630
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$17,036,000<$1,795$16,472
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year   
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year   
 Sinking Fund   
 Bond Fund   
 Other Funds   
Total Revenues$115,137,000<$12,137$22,276
Total Expenses$110,130,000<$11,609$22,855

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs  
Special Education Programs  
Vocational Education Programs  
Other Education Programs  
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$38,392,000$17,877,000$10,556,774$4,911,340
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$1,291,000$551,000$899,941$397,863
 General Administration$377,000$186,000$197,519$93,519
 School Administration$5,109,000$2,278,000$1,177,019$579,231
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$2,748,000$1,646,000$1,142,811$613,849
 Student Transportation$109,000$47,000$213,821$132,269
 Business / Central / Other$2,017,000$854,000$528,377$279,962
Food Services$1,086,000$636,000$353,617$180,064

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$2,048,000<$215$1,053
  General Administration$801,000<$84$683
  School Administration$8,263,000<$871$993
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$16,111,000<$1,698$3,039
  Student Transportation$5,148,000>$542$427
  Business / Central / Other$3,848,000<$405$875
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$2,883,000<$303$602
  Enterprise Operations  $377
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$57,000<$6$401
 Adult Education  $132
Capital Outlay
 Construction  $3,104
 Land &amp; Existing Structures  $4,589
 Instructional Equipment$1,512,000<$159$267
 Other Equipment$459,000<$48$258
 Non-Specified Equipment   
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems   
Debt Interest$815,000<$85$595

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$2,234,000<$235$586
  Children with Disabilities Idea$2,277,000<$240$267
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality$598,000<$63$111
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$133,000>$14$10
  Title V, Part A$121,000<$12$66
  Vocational and Tech Education$187,000<$19$72
  Bilingual Education  $36
  Child Nutrition Act$1,600,000<$168$316
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $2,423
  Indian Education$290,000<$30$636
  Other  $516
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$61,075,000<$6,438$11,148
 Staff Improvement Programs$14,000<$1$29
 Special Education Programs   
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs   
 Bilingual Education Programs   
 Gifted and Talented Programs   
 Vocational Education Programs   
 School Lunch Programs   
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs  $3,687
 Transportation Programs$4,542,000>$478$404
 Other Programs$16,000<$1$98
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits   
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions$37,942,000>$3,999$3,620
 Property Taxes   
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes   
 From Other School Systems  $100
 From Cities and Counties   
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents  $76
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents  $8
 School Lunch$965,000<$101$105
 Textbook Sales and Rentals   
 District Activity Receipts  $420
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services$41,000<$4$198
 Interest Earnings$1,067,000<$112$199

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