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Airport Heights Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 330 students

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Posted August 5, 2013

Airport Heights staff gives 200% of their time, energy and dedication to the nearly 300 students at our school. They truly care about the academic and social development of each student. The school offers many creative opportunities for students and community-wide engagement both during the school week and weekends. The principle and teacher truly seek open communication from parents and the neighborhoods to better serve our community. I know if there is anything that I feel needs to be addressed at the school it begins with me taking action and communicating my concerns. As a parent; to have a voice, to know I am heard, to know that I am welcomed, I feel is what foundationally makes Airport Height such an enjoyable school community to be a part of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2013

My son was just accepted into a lottery school. I decided to keep him at Airport heights Elemntry. We had a wonderful experience in kindergarden . Dedicated teachers and principle. Couldn't ask for any better school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2013

Airport heights has GREAT teachers who work VERY hard with their students. Not all students are easy to work with but you can see everyday these teachers trying their best to give each child what they need. The teachers are great and the kids deserve the best. Airport heights could really use this Boost to make it an even better place to learn. I love airport heights and my girls love going there =)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

The staff is caring and involved with the students. My child is excited to go into 1st grade at Airport Heights this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

Great reading program in K-3. Family activities.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
23%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
41%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
48%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students50%
Female53%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander45%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female65%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students57%
Female65%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students50%
Female52%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female45%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander40%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students8%
Female10%
Male5%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander5%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities10%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant5%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students46%
Female59%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students39%
Female53%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant38%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female68%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students50%
Female74%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students52%
Female38%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American64%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female57%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander42%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American73%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female62%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American45%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 19% 23%
Two or more races 17% 8%
Hispanic 15% 6%
White 12% 51%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 9% 2%
Black 8% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
Russian
Spanish
Tagalog
Thai
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Math club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Dance club: Tap
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Thai

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Michael Webb
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Part-time study
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (907) 742-4570

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Project-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Thai
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Cooking club
  • Dance club: Tap
  • Gardening
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Math club
  • Student newspaper
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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