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Bayshore Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 527 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 5, 2014

My child no longer attends Bayshore Elementary, but did for half of his first grade year. Unfortunately they did not challenge him at all. He was labeled as an unmotivated learner, but he was actually just extremely bored. Like all of the public schools in Anchorage, they cater to the bottom of half of the learning spectrum, trying to get kids up to standard. However, if you're a smart child on the other end of the spectrum, you're left to sit there and wait for your classmates to finish their work. His teacher had no desire to give him more challenging work, and although he qualified for the Ignite program, that's only once a week for 2-3 hours. The rest of the time he would have still been bored in his classroom. So, we switched to a private school and I'm thrilled to say that he's thriving! For us, it was worth the cutbacks we made to pay for private school because if the love for learning isn't instilled in a child at a young age, it never will be. This was our experience with Bayshore in particular, however, it's sad that every public school in Anchorage is failing to challenge our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2014

I am not a parent, but i am a student who has just moved in here from Middletown, Maryland.I think Bayshore Elementary would be average. I like the events and curriculum and all that, but i think the school can improve the staff. That would really help. Most of the other reasons are unexplainable. But the thing i really dislike about this school is... Bullying! I have bullied every week by certain students, which i will not state the name of. I think this school is great, but overall, it could use some improvement.


Posted May 11, 2008

I have had 2 children at Bayshore and have found it to be an excellent, community-based school where all learning styles, interests, abilities and cultures are embraced. The 6th grade middle-school model was a big benefit to the kids in preparing them for rotating classes, locker use and different teaching styles in middle school Family involvement is encouraged and is a hallmark of this school that makes everyone feel welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2008

i absolutely love this school .. my husband and brother in law attended this school as well as our cousins and now our son is here ! he loves it and we love the teachers as well !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2005

Not as a parent but as a student who attended this school 6 years ago, I must say it is a very educational and fun learning environment. I now live on the east coast and the schools in Anchorage are more advanced than in the lower 48. When I moved here I was ahead of the classes I was in. It is the best school and I highly recommend the Baysore community if you are looking to move to Anchorage.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2005

This is a wonderful school. Teacher meet high standards. The quality of the academic programs is excellent. Music, art sport and others activities are part of the curriculum. This is one of the schools in Anchorage with a really high level of parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2004

My son really enjoyed Bayshore. The teachers kept us informed and encouraged parent involvement. The Bayshore staff prepared my son for the transition to Middle School and currently my son is an Honor Student because of their efforts. I would recommend this school to new residents of Anchorage.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 75% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
93%

2008

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
90%

2008

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
90%

2008

 
 
92%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
87%

2008

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
82%

2008

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
46%

2008

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
86%

2008

 
 
93%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
89%

2008

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
91%

2008

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
92%

2008

 
 
88%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
89%

2008

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
92%

2008

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
91%

2008

 
 
87%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students94%
Female93%
Male>=95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=80%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged>=80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learners>=75%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students>=95%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=80%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged>=80%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilities>=80%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learners>=75%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students>=95%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=80%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged>=80%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilities>=80%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learners>=75%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=80%
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=60%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learners>=75%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female90%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=60%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learners63%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female61%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American<=40%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners38%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female>=95%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=80%
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial50%
Native American>=60%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learners>=75%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students86%
Female80%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanic>=80%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners>=60%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanic>=80%
Multiracial>=80%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learners>=60%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanic>=80%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners>=60%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students78%
Female>=90%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial82%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female91%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial71%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female91%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial82%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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
White 51% 52%
Asian 17% 6%
Two or more races 14% 7%
Hispanic 8% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 23%
Black 3% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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10500 Bayshore Dr
Anchorage, AK 99515
Phone: (907) 742-5360

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