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Aquarian Charter School

Charter | K-6 | 369 students

 
 

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Posted April 2, 2014

Awesome school-invested teachers, committed and engaged principal and great parental support network! A significant attractant to remaining in the state and what a pleasure to see your little one bloom and grow in this nurturing but challenging environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2013

I love that Aquarian is an ability led school. They cater to all levels of students based on their individual needs starting in Kindergarten. The teachers are all fantastic and most of the students are very friendly. For the students who aren't friendly, they seem to be addressed quickly and they have zero tolerance for bullying. The after school activities are fantastic, and the exploration days are the highlight of the quarter for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2011

My son attended Aquarian for kindergarten and 1st grade. I have absolutely loved this school. The teachers are great and love what they do. My son has excelled academically and socially. They provide great after school activities, awesome exploration days and many different things to stimulate kids learning. You will never walk into Aquarian and not see parents there volunteering. It's a really nice thing to see. The staff and the families get along so well. I would recommend Aquarian to everyone that I know. We are moving out of state and I am honestly sad to leave Aquarian.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

Aquarian Charter school is a perfect balance of arts and sciences. It is a kid focused school with a lot of parent involvement. The inquiry-based delivery of the curriculum provides students with lots of problem solving opportunities which build important skills for later in life. Thanks Aquarian!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

The school is so warm and inviting! The teachers and staff work with students closely, create interesting and exciting learning experiences, and students who become self motivated learners because of their efforts. We love Aquarian and would recommend the school to anyone that wants a strong academic program, extra classes like Spanish and Technology, and a small caring learning community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

This school as two key factors for us: great teachers and an academically challenging and flexible curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Aquarian Charter School is a wonderful place for my children to learn. They take the time to understand the needs of the kids. Not only the faculty and administration, but the parent volunteers as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

A great fit for my child. If you want to be part of your child's education this is a welcoming place. Children are tested to determine their placement level in core subjects and are moved along accordingly. Parents here are expected to participate and volunteer in many capacities for the good of the whole school. It has to be good or I wouldn't commit to driving across town twice a day for the foreseeable future just so my daughter can go there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Aquarian Charter is focused on the kids, parent involvement and great teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Outstanding staff and administration. Friendly, lively, and positive. And recognized by other random district employees as elite.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Amazing, magical place. Children love to go to school- and skip down the hallways to classes.


Posted April 27, 2010

Excellent! Spanish, art twice a week, explorations... what's not to love? The staff and teachers really have the best interest of the students in mind. It is excellent that more is required of the parents than chauffeuring children to and from school by requiring volunteer hours.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

aquarian charter school is a family friendly place my kids love going to school.aquarian is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Why do i and my son love aquarian.... Staff, location, teachers, parent involvement, education, families, classmates..... We could go on and on and on!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

We love the school. The staff is wonderful to work with, the kids are active and respective. The teachers really inspire the children to want to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

We love Aquarian because it is a community that lifts up and supports the children in their learning and creativity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Aquarian is an amazing school that offers opportunities to children in our city that are not found in the normal public schools. They take the time to assure that each child is being taught at their learning level and don't hold back children who are ready to move forward. They are encouraging in every way. The teachers, staff and parents are who make this school happen, and the children are the awesome product of what is acheived daily.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Aquarian does a great job of integrating science into fun activities. It is a school that has a goal of the basic R's, yet appreciates the arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Aquarian teaches a differentiated curriculum, so students don't have to wait for the rest of the class to 'catch up' for them to learn new concepts and information.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

We have two very diverse kids with different needs and yet this school is so caring and well developed that both receive a great education there and it manages to maintain a full ciriculum including art, music, second language, gym and supports other programs.
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
93%

2008

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%

2009

 
 
>=95%

2008

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
95%

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 75% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
92%

2008

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
92%

2008

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
58%

2008

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
92%

2008

 
 
90%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
>=95%

2009

 
 
91%

2008

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
>=95%

2009

 
 
>=95%

2008

 
 
>95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
93%

2008

 
 
93%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
>=90%

2009

 
 
88%

2008

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
>=90%

2009

 
 
93%

2008

 
 
>90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
>=90%

2009

 
 
90%

2008

 
 
89%
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 Students93%
Female87%
Male>=90%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students>=95%
Female>=90%
Male>=90%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students>=95%
Female>=90%
Male>=90%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=95%
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 Students>=95%
Female>=90%
Male>=90%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female>=90%
Male>=90%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female75%
Male86%
Multiracial43%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female>=90%
Male89%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students92%
Female>=90%
Male88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female87%
Male88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female>=90%
Male88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
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 Students90%
Female>=90%
Male>=80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Migrant>=60%

Reading

All Students87%
Female>=90%
Male77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Migrant>=60%

Writing

All Students84%
Female>=90%
Male77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 52%
Two or more races 11% 7%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Asian 5% 6%
Black 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Anchorage, AK 99517
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