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Susitna Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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Posted April 23, 2014

Teachers are good, but the front office has to be educated on how to praise the teachers. Class size is average, about 25 students or more per teacher. There is no parent envolvement in the PTA, only two parents ran the PTA over the last two years. School PTA requires a criminal background check...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2012

My child is in the optional program at Sustina. I totally love the environment. My child is really learning a lot. My child is self-motivated and does well here. The Principal and staff are all marvelous. I must admit this school communicates effectively so as a parent you are aware of what your child is doing. As far as safety wise, your child would be protected by some great staff members here. Great Schoo!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2012

My daughter attended kindergarden, and loved it tremendously. Her KG teacher was excellent. She was deligent, caring and amazingnat her job. We recently moved out of state, and my daughter's attending first grade at a new school, and i am very nervous about her building on the foubdation which her susitna education gave her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2012

Excellent School! Very involved principal with an extremely capable staff. My 3 kids in the traditional track have been very enthusiastic and have all gone above and beyond academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2010

Our kids attend the Susitna Optional program at Susitna Elementary. We love the community feel of 'small school within a school.' The teachers are all master teachers who encourage individual learning, problem-solving, and community outreach. As one other parent review mentioned, it is good to visit an open optional model to see if it is a good fit for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2008

I love the optional program and the feel of the school. My child is self-motivated and does very well. Projects, group learning and experience learning are all key ideals for this optional program. There are lots of field trips and sensory experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

I work with the Susitna Optional program and love the teachers in that school. I enjoy being able to volunteer there with a 'community' atmosphere. I feel welcomed and needed and my child thrives with the material and teaching methods used.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

My child is in the optional school at Susitna. We are satisfied with most aspects of the education provided. My recommendation is to visit an optional school to see what a typical day is like before enrolling your child. It is very different than a traditional classroom and is often 'controlled chaos' with each child doing their own thing. Children are not given assigned desks and can choose a place to work (at a table, on the floor, on a pillow) Some kids thrive in the optional environment, especially self starters and creative kids who can stay focused on a task with minimal guidance. However, it's not for everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2007

I have had dealings with this school for about 10+ years, and have been extremely happy with the quality and leadership in this school.
—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 76% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

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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%
Female84%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial93%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female90%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial93%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female84%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial93%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
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 Students75%
Female70%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial77%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female73%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial77%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female27%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander40%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial46%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial85%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not 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

Math

All Students65%
Female69%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial54%
Native American60%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Special Education with Accomodation18%

Reading

All Students79%
Female83%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial62%
Native American50%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Special Education with Accomodation60%

Writing

All Students74%
Female81%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial62%
Native American60%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Special Education with Accomodation30%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
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 37% 51%
Two or more races 19% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 6%
Black 11% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 23%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 7% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7500 Tyone Circle
Anchorage, AK 99504
Phone: (907) 742-1400

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