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Gladys Wood Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 455 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted November 6, 2009

Best Teachers and staff, great community spirit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

Friendly staff. Cares about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

Wonderful school with an amazing staff! My daughter is the second generation of our family to attend this great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Fantastic school, great teachers, great kids. Mr. Magestro is the ideal gym teacher too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2009

The staff here are great! Helpful and kind, They keep everything running smoothly. Teachers are pretty spectacular too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

The teachers at Gladys Wood really care about the kids and making sure they get a quality education that is also fun and engaging. My daughter is absolutely thriving at Gladys Wood!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

It's the best school there is!! I love the teachers and the students are the best group of kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

Cause the teachers are the best and my kids have excelled so much after going there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

Dedicated staff, students eager to learn, sports, academics, art, everything a family could hope for in a school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 28, 2009

Great school. My kids love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

Gladys Wood students, teachers, staff and families, care about the community. They work hard to support food banks, the children's hospital, community gardens, city-wide clean-up, and so much more. The teachers are early and stay late to support kids and to give them learning opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

They have some of the best teachers around. They are involved in making sure our kids enjoy what they're learning. They also help support the community in lots of aspects such as city-wide cleanup, hospital donations for Children's Hospital, visiting the Extended care facilities.
—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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
85%

2008

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
85%

2008

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
85%

2008

 
 
83%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
72%

2008

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
85%

2008

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
42%

2008

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
88%

2008

 
 
81%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
74%

2008

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
81%

2008

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
84%

2008

 
 
83%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
66%

2008

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
76%

2008

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
79%
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 Students79%
Female73%
Male86%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial>=80%
Native American>=60%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged>=80%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners>=60%
Migrant>=60%

Reading

All Students91%
Female90%
Male>=90%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial>=80%
Native American>=60%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged>=80%
Students with disabilities>=80%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learners>=60%
Migrant>=60%

Writing

All Students83%
Female80%
Male86%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial>=80%
Native American50%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged>=80%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners>=60%
Migrant>=60%
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 Students83%
Female76%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=80%
Native American>=60%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Migrant>=80%

Reading

All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial70%
Native American>=60%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrant>=80%

Science

All Students53%
Female41%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander<=25%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial40%
Native American>=60%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrant64%

Writing

All Students88%
Female>=90%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=80%
Native American>=60%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Migrant>=80%
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 Students80%
Female84%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial>=80%
Native American>=60%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners<=40%
Migrant>=60%

Reading

All Students88%
Female89%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial>=80%
Native American>=60%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners<=40%
Migrant>=60%

Writing

All Students91%
Female>=90%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial>=80%
Native American>=60%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities>=60%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners>=60%
Migrant>=60%
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 Students52%
Female61%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic<=40%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American<=40%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners<=40%
Migrant<=40%

Reading

All Students71%
Female83%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American<=40%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners<=40%
Migrant<=40%

Writing

All Students67%
Female78%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American<=40%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners<=40%
Migrant<=40%
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 42% 52%
Two or more races 15% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 13% 23%
Hispanic 10% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 8% 2%
Asian 6% 6%
Black 6% 4%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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7001 Cranberry St
Anchorage, AK 99502
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