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Nunaka Valley Elementary School

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Posted July 2, 2014

I brought my son to preschool, I was extremely disappointed w/the entire deal. At he time he was 3, they required him to go to special ed because he is in speech therapy. He does not have any disorders or anything. So Initially it took over a month to get him started, they kept claiming they were getting a bus route. I wrote on the application, no bus, I will drive him, he still uses a car seat. They first day, I asked to stay w/my son, I wasn't allowed. In the office I asked the principal, she said no. As I left my son w/the teacher, she stated, "you get to do whatever you want for two hours." Like I'm bringing him to a babysitter. I almost didn't leave him there, but, after I picked him up, we never returned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2012

The education here is pretty poor. The staff is friendly enough but I might as well be homeschooling my son for all that he is learning there. It seems like the teacher doesn't even attempt to make my son try anything..and all the other students seem to be in the same rut. I'm not involved in anything what-so-ever. Any time I send a note to the teacher no reply. Also no directions included with homework so I have no idea what to be helping him with. VERY underfunded. The library has went to part time and other programs are about to be shut down as well...I dont see why we need 5 schools in a 1/2 mile radius..why don't they just merge?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

Nunaka Valley is the best school because the staff is truly involved, they care about each and every student, they keep parents posted on school activities, and they make sure each student has the opportunity to succeed socially and academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2007

My daughter went to this school, it is not only very dirty, but the atmoshere is very negitive.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students80%
Female71%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female82%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
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 Students58%
Female50%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial55%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Special Education with Accomodation0%

Reading

All Students55%
Female50%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial36%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Special Education with Accomodation10%

Science

All Students23%
Female33%
Male18%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial9%
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students53%
Female58%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial36%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
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 Students58%
Female50%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial55%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female57%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial64%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female64%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial55%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
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 27% 51%
Two or more races 26% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 16% 23%
Black 12% 4%
Hispanic 9% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 7% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1905 Twining Dr
Anchorage, AK 99504
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