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Huffman Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 379 students

 
 

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4 stars

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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 75% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
85%

2008

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
93%

2008

 
 
>95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
89%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
84%

2008

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
88%

2008

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
71%

2008

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
92%

2008

 
 
86%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
82%

2008

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
89%

2008

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
88%

2008

 
 
89%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
87%

2008

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
91%

2008

 
 
>95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
93%

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

All Students94%
Female>=90%
Male>=90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged>=75%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students>=95%
Female>=90%
Male>=90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged>=75%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities>=60%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female>=90%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged>=75%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities>=60%
Students without disabilities>=95%
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

Math

All Students89%
Female>=90%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged>=75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities>=80%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female>=90%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female>=90%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial<=40%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female>=90%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged>=75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities>=80%
Students without disabilities91%
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

Math

All Students84%
Female83%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial<=40%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged>=75%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities>=60%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female87%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial<=40%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities>=60%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female>=90%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial<=40%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged>=75%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities88%
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

Math

All Students88%
Female84%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=60%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female>=90%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=60%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged>=80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female>=90%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=60%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities94%
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 72% 52%
Two or more races 8% 7%
Asian 7% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 23%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Black 3% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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

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