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Northwood Abc Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 

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Posted November 15, 2013

Northwood has a caring and friendly staff and teachers. Students are first and we have a lot of parent and family night activities.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 19, 2013

Great school. Teachers and Staff that truly care. Always looking for the best way to support the students and parents!! My son has been there 3 years and is doing great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It is a fantastic, caring school where everyone works for the benefit of the children. There is a heavy emphasis on reading through the use of Spaulding Phonics. We have a great principal!
—Submitted by a teacher


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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

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
31%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students76%
Female82%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female93%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female96%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students60%
Female62%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Special Education with Accomodation30%

Reading

All Students71%
Female76%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Special Education with Accomodation30%

Science

All Students40%
Female43%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Special Education with Accomodation10%

Writing

All Students71%
Female81%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
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 Students82%
Female80%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial70%
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Special Education with Accomodation50%

Reading

All Students81%
Female79%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Special Education with Accomodation40%

Writing

All Students81%
Female79%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial70%
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Special Education with Accomodation60%
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%
Female93%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 33% 51%
Two or more races 16% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 14% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 10% 2%
Hispanic 10% 6%
Black 5% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4807 Northwood Dr
Anchorage, AK 99517
Phone: (907) 742-6800

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