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Rogers Park Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 509 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
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Posted October 2, 2012

This is my kids' 3rd year in the highly gifted program at Rogers Park. We couldn't be happier with this school. The teachers are great and my kids excel in this environment. One of my children has some special issues that the teachers have been great in addressing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2012

My child has been in the highly gifted program at this school. I think overall it's been very good for him, as he could be around children like himself. But there is also an isolation factor, as children come from all over Anchorage, so there's no meeting of the kids in your neighborhood. Maybe that doesn't happen anymore these days anyway. It seems like there is a LOT of homework; I'm sure this depends on the teacher also. They learn a lot, no doubt, but the hours each night and weekend are wearing on us. It's very competitive also. I love all the after-school activities, and the principal and highly gifted coordinator have been excellent. The grading standards are probably much higher than other elementary schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

My daughter is finishing up Kindergarten in the Highly Gifted program at Rogers Park. The teacher has been responsive, communicative and involved. The principal knows parents and students by name and is involved in all aspects of the school. The PTA has about 85% involvement, an amazing number in today's uninvolved world. There's a lot of school pride and a lot of great learning! Very pleased with the educational experience so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2007

I have mixed feelings about Rogers Park. I have had two children involved in their 'gifted' program. I also have a child who is high functioning autistic. We have had a real struggle in getting the help he needs at Rogers Park. Concerns over student/teacher placement is also difficult to get addressed. It is definitely hit and miss. I don't know if this is a district wide failing, but I would not recommend Rogers Park for 'special needs kids' unless you are willing to be very, very involved in advocating for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2007

The highly gifted program (IA) is outstanding, reflective of the students who qualify for it. I can't really speak too much about the non-gifted part of the school, though. There is tremendous parental and neighborhood involvement. It's a very old school; some of the kids attending are second-generation Rogers Park students. The neighborhood is one of Anchorage's oldest, and that helps. Big plus: The school, including the highly gifted program, is ethnically and economically diverse. It's difficult to compare Rogers Park to the optional schools like Chugach and Polaris. The Rogers Park student body is a mixture of neighborhood kids attending the traditional program and highly gifted kids who qualify for the IA program. As a result, there's a much broader range of students at Rogers Park than at optional schools.
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
83%

2008

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
86%

2008

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
91%

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 75% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
85%

2008

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
91%

2008

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
72%

2008

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
83%

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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
76%

2008

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
76%

2008

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
78%

2008

 
 
87%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
81%

2008

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
92%

2008

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
90%

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

All Students73%
Female65%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic<=40%
Multiracial69%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female87%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic<=40%
Multiracial77%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners70%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female65%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic<=40%
Multiracial62%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners30%
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%
Female81%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial75%
Native American>=60%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners57%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female87%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial75%
Native American57%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners31%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female70%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic<=40%
Multiracial77%
Native American<=40%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners<=20%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female87%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial67%
Native American57%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners23%
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 Students80%
Female87%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=80%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial>=80%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities<=20%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=80%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial>=80%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female91%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=80%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial>=80%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities30%
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 Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic<=40%
Multiracial72%
Native American50%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities<=25%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners<=40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female90%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial83%
Native American70%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners<=40%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial78%
Native American60%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners<=40%
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 48% 52%
Two or more races 17% 7%
Asian 10% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 23%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Black 4% 4%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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