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Kasuun Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 442 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted August 13, 2012

The teachers at this school are enthusiastic and warm always welcoming parent involvement and dealing with the students in a fair and kind way. The school is technologically superb and advanced and has new macs for the computer lab and each classroom has it's own set of computers for student use. It's library has the highest check out rate in the district and the school sponsors multiple bees, clubs and groups for reading, geography, etc. The PTA sponsors all kinds of fun activities for the students and their families throughout the year and the staff nurture and maintain friendships with the students as they grow and advance through their elementary careers. I would be so sad if my kids had to go to a different school! I cannot say enough kind words or give enough praise to the people of Kasuun Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Kasuun staff is so welcoming. Thanks go out to Mrs. Donnelly, Mr. Kober, Mrs. Copen and Mrs. Gulchik for making my son's transition to Kindy a positive experience for both him and myself!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

The teachers are very attentive and eager to show their students a new beginning of a brighter future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

We have an awesome school. Superior students and teachers. Our library in this school is super busy because we have so many readers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

The school has a very caring environment, and the staff is dedicated to helping each student develop to their best ability.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 21, 2009

The teachers are great and the kids love it. They have a great computer lab and a variety of after school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

It's a great place to work because of the family involvement and great kids.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 5, 2008

Outstanding! Feedback from teachers weekly and many activities for children
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
83%

2008

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
92%

2008

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
81%

2008

 
 
82%
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

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
77%

2008

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
81%

2008

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
34%

2008

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
78%

2008

 
 
80%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
81%

2008

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
83%

2008

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
83%

2008

 
 
82%
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

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
76%

2008

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
76%

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 Students89%
Female86%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=75%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities>=60%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners>=60%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female>=90%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=75%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities>=60%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learners>=60%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female>=90%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=75%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities>=60%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learners>=60%
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 Students73%
Female70%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female89%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students43%
Female45%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander38%
Hispanic<=25%
Multiracial<=40%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities<=25%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female79%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities80%
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 Students81%
Female77%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial>=80%
Native American>=75%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners>=60%
Migrant>=60%

Reading

All Students89%
Female90%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic>=80%
Multiracial>=80%
Native American>=75%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners>=60%
Migrant>=60%

Writing

All Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanic>=80%
Multiracial>=80%
Native American>=75%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners>=60%
Migrant>=60%
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 Students64%
Female65%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanic44%
Multiracial54%
Native American<=40%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities<=20%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrant<=40%

Reading

All Students74%
Female77%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial69%
Native American<=40%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrant<=40%

Writing

All Students78%
Female81%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial54%
Native American<=40%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Migrant<=40%
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 46% 52%
Two or more races 18% 7%
Hispanic 12% 6%
Asian 11% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 23%
Black 3% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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