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Trailside Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 476 students

 
 

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Posted September 25, 2009

Trailside has great involved teacher. I love the extra events! I feel my child gets extra attention at Trailside!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

Trailside is a great place for kids. I love the level of activities my child gets at Trailside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

It proximity to our home and above all the wonderful and helpful staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

The level of engagement of the teachers and staff has been inspirational and much more than expected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

The teachers and staff truly care about the students and their education. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Parents are encouraged to communicate with teachers and the teachers welcome parents' input. My kids LOVE to go to Trailside Elementary School everyday! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

The teachers have a love for teaching that extends beyond the classroom hours. They willingly volunteer their time after school to help students excel in drama, music, foreign language, and a host of other subjects. School is a place my daughter enjoys because of this attitude!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

Awesome school! Close by, great teachers, great programs and great families!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

The teachers really understand their students. They do a great job of teaching by making their classes fun and interesting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

Trailside is an awesome school with awesome parents, teachers and students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

I love Trailside because the teachers are awesome, the other staff members are very caring and my son has had a great time learning and making friends there. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

My son has excellerated at Trailside after leaving his first two years at another school. We can't say enough about the school, the teachers, the parent involvement. More importantly the principle, he is so involved. when we had issues with a local home owner and issues on the bus the prinicple handled each issue immediatley with excellent results. We are just thrilled about the education my son is receiving at Trailside!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Great teachers and parental support, excellent staff and facility!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Trailside has a great group of students, parents and wonderful teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Devoted teachers, extra nice and caring administrators, and strong PTSA
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

The teachers make learning fun, individualized learning plans, family nights are great!


Posted September 21, 2009

A great school with excellent teachers, well organized leadership, and involved parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

I love Trailside Elementary School because they have done such an amazing job of engaging the kids and helping them to love the process of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Trailside has awesome teachers that truly care about thier students,the encourage and guide the students to perform their best
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Trailside has excellent teachers that take a genuine interest in the development of their students. Students become engaged and enjoy their school environment. Great communication from leadership. A high number of parents are involved with volunteering at Trailside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

I volunteer at Trailside and the staff are all very friendly,professional,and well educated. The students are well behaved and seem to really enjoy being at school. It has been wondeerful seeing the advancement made by the students over the past three years.


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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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
84%

2008

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
90%

2008

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
87%

2008

 
 
92%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
>=95%

2009

 
 
89%

2008

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
>=95%

2009

 
 
85%

2008

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
68%

2008

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
>=95%

2009

 
 
88%

2008

 
 
92%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
89%

2008

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
91%

2008

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
89%

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 70% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
78%

2008

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
83%

2008

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
80%

2008

 
 
91%
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 Students86%
Female76%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=75%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female80%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=80%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrant>=60%

Writing

All Students91%
Female>=90%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=80%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
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 Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=80%
Native American38%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
Black44%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=80%
Native American33%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students43%
Female29%
Male58%
Black<=25%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial36%
Native American<=25%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female92%
Male76%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=80%
Native American50%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities63%
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 Students83%
Female90%
Male72%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities>=60%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged>=80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities>=60%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female93%
Male86%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities>=60%
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 Students93%
Female>=90%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=75%
Native American>=75%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=90%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrant>=60%

Reading

All Students88%
Female87%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=75%
Native American>=75%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Migrant>=60%

Writing

All Students90%
Female>=90%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=75%
Native American>=75%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
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 55% 52%
Two or more races 14% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 23%
Asian 8% 6%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Black 5% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Anchorage, AK 99507
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