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Huffman Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 379 students

 
 

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Posted June 30, 2014

The current Principal has gotten Huffman Elementary back on track. The teachers are wonderful: they do a great job of encouraging the kids to achieve excellence, they expect mature behavior, they make learning fun, and they treat the kids with respect. As a result, our kindergartener is reading at a 4th grade level, and loves school. The atmosphere is friendly, safe, and encouraging. The relatively small school/class size creates a family-like environment: all the kids seem to get along very well, regardless of racial or ethic differences and regardless of physical or developmental disabilities. Historically, Huffman kids have tested at very high levels relative to those from other Anchorage schools. The kids get excellent PE opportunities (including cross-country skiing!) and the music and art teachers are enthusiastic. In short, I believe that we are truly blessed to have such a great neighborhood school, and I think any parent would be happy to send his or her child to Huffman.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2013

Huffman Elementary has always been an excellent school with excellent teachers. I have two kids in the school. I have sinced moved from the Huffman Elemntary zone but continue to place my kids their through a zoning exemption due to the high quality I perceive at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2012

I am so sad to say how terrible this school is. My child did not get the help he needed and is just being moved on without the foundation he needs. The front desk gal is nice, but all the teachers act like they are either doing you a favor or just do not seem to care. Emails go unanswered, calls go unanswered. Classrooms appear disorganized and chaotic. Huge contrast to Rabiit Creek where the school is bright, clean and the teachers and staff could not do any more to make you feel like you are an integal part of your child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2008

I'm sad to say that Huffman has really taken a huge step backwards this past school year 2007-2008 with a new principal that I haven't seen in the hallways once this year. She has very little interaction with the students and I volunteer at the school and still don't see her. I'm also disheartened by the lack of heart felt passion for teaching that I see in some of the teachers. I loved Huffman last year and now I'm thinking of moving our child to a private school. It's sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2007

We love Huffman but we will be moving out of the state for a couple years but possibly returning for my oldest daughter to go there for 6th grade. Not to happy with the music department ever since the other teacher resigned for family reasons. It just doesn't compare anymore and the kids don't seem to get as excited about music class anymore. The parent involvement is great and the community involvement blows all the other schools out of the water. Best school in Alaska hands down!
—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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students94%
Female92%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities91%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
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 Students86%
Female92%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female80%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female96%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
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 Students80%
Female85%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Special Education with Accomodation45%

Reading

All Students89%
Female96%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female93%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Special Education with Accomodation45%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female96%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female96%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
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 73% 51%
Two or more races 8% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Black 2% 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 11%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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12000 Lorraine St
Anchorage, AK 99516
Phone: (907) 742-5650

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