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Chugach Optional Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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5 stars

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2013:
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Posted April 8, 2014

Our family loves Chugach Optional Elementary in Anchorage, AK. It is a warm & inviting community made up of parents, staff & students. People reach out to each other to help in a variety of ways whether its in the classroom, library, special events or after school activities. Many of the teachers at this school share their life long love of learning by leading after school clubs or activities. Some of the clubs include; technology club, photo club, drumming, quilting club, & gardening club. Students & a parent are invited to participate on a weekly basis. Others are invited in to share something with the group such as when I was invited to garden club to share about keeping bees. Chugach Optional is not just a school it is a caring community that strives to enrich our student's lives & encourage learning on all levels of a child's development. Families readily offer to participate in the needs of the individual teachers & school. The principal is amazing & sets the tone for the school ~ always open to opportunities & challenges. Our family is honored to be a part of this community! Thank you Chugach Optional Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2014

My granddaughter has excelled beyond our expections with this wonderfully community/family based enviroment. She has enjoyed being both a younger and an elder student in her classroom, learing/sharing with her peers. The school environment is not only welcoming and but it also encourages family participation. The teachers and staff are involved with with all aspects of our wonderful learning community. Our children have learned to give back to our community and to take pride in our school. We are truly blessed!


Posted April 2, 2014

Chugach Optional School is an incredible learning space. It's philosophy encourages self-directed learning and cultivates a string love of learning in its students. It has been a fantastic place for our daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

When looking at the solid 10, you might be thinking: "What do they do to those kids to get such consistency in acing the tests? Are there HOURS of homework? Do I HAVE to be at school EVERY SINGLE DAY? Or, else, how do they threaten these kids into submission???" None of that... The answer is that the principal and teachers are doing something right and education process is really working here! Chugach library book selection is better than in a city's library; mixed ages classes teaching different levels of responsibilities; variety of after school activities help kids to discover their secret talents; also, school chickens and garden, and great mountain view from the top of the hill is what makes this school so successfull!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
>=90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
>=90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
>=90%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
>=90%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
>=90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
>=90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
>=90%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
>=95%
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 Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
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 Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female94%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female88%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female94%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
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 Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
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 Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students94%
Female100%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
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
White 80% 51%
Two or more races 9% 8%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 23%
Black 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Anchorage, AK 99501
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