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Trailside Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 476 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted September 21, 2009

They really get the kids involved
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

My grandaughter is doing great there, parent participation is really high.


Posted September 20, 2009

It's an amazing place to work. The entire staff cares about the success of each student. Parent participation is unbelievable. Finally, the students at Trailside also help each other learn and grow to become fine young men and women one day.


Posted September 20, 2009

All of the staff is very pro-active and our son is very happy there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Trailside has great staff! We love the open door policy, great communication with tachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

We have great kids that attend this school, respectful, hardworking, and apply themselves.


Posted September 20, 2009

My kids love it! The teachers are awsome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

This school is very helpful for strugallinge kids the teachers are there when need be


Posted September 20, 2009

They have great teachers who are real friends to my children. They also have great field trips
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Because the teachers are great to work with and the work great with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

The staff creates a safe enviornment for the students to learn while by developing a community minded student body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

Trailside has excellent teachers who care very much for the kids. They work with them on any problem subjects they are having problems with until they understand and excel.


Posted September 19, 2009

Trailside is the best place to learn ! Thats why i chosed this schoool !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

Trailside Elementary is the greatest school because the Teachers and staff are serious about education. They care as if every child is their own and they help them excell toward productive furture.


Posted September 19, 2009

Great Teachers, my son loved Trailside so much! He didnt care which teacher he got from K-6.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

This has been a wonderful school for my children. The staff, teachers and principal have been very supportive in making sure my girls are successful each and every year. Thank you everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

Trailside is a awesome school. All of my children went to Trailside. They enjoyed thier time there and the teachers and staff are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Principal Patrick Freeman leads a dynamic, innovative team of professionals. One of those professionals is 1st grade teacher Jamie Locke. She is an outstanding teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

The school has all the ingredients for learning...excellent teachers, suporting administration, balanced facilities, and beautiful location.


Posted September 18, 2009

It has a great staff and a great student body in a wonderful building in a beautiful state!


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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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5151 Abbott Rd
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone: (907) 742-5500

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