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Trailside Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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Posted September 18, 2009

I love how friendly and personable the staff is. Everyone is always smiling and helpful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

I'ts a great school, where teachers care for the kids and its safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Our grandkids love school and are enthusiastic about what they are learning. We have enjoyed helping in the classroom when we visit.


Posted September 18, 2009

This schoold is the pride of Anchorage. The childred are all smiles at the end of the day.


Posted September 18, 2009

Principal Patrick Freeman is a take charge leader with a kind heart. I feel very confident that Trailside will ready my granddaughter for the years ahead. Thank Mrs. Locke for all your hard work and dedication..You are one of a kind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

It has great teachers who care about teaching the children!


Posted September 18, 2009

The teachers and staffs are working as a one team and take great care of children in school. The principal Mr. Freeman is doing great to be leader as a team and best care to all the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

My 6 year old says his school has a perfect amount of homework... which is making him smarter and smarter:). As a parent I love Trailside Elementary because they welcome assistance from us parents... and because of the parental involvement, the staff appears to be relaxed and able to teach our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

We are new to Trailside this year, but they offer so many opportunities for the kids to be involved in. It seems like a great staff and they encourage the parents to be involved with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

The school rocks because of the teachers and especially because of Valerie.


Posted September 18, 2009

This school is the perfect combination of high expectations, high achievement and supportive parents. It's a school where everyone is very friendly, very family oriented, very into the outdoors and very into being green. This is the school where I could stay until the end of my teaching career and this is the school where I would love for my children to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

I love the teachers! They love each child and are dedicated to educating them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Trailside has awesome students, parent volunteers, teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 17, 2009

Trailside Elementary is a school with a heart. The office staff, principal, teachers, support staff, parents, & students work together to make this school the best.


Posted September 17, 2009

Such a caring staff of teachers who put the students first!


Posted September 17, 2009

Love this school and its community. The staff, students, and parents are amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Trailside has wonderful teachers, that are energetic about teaching and setting good examples for our children. They go above and beyond to reach each child and make school a safe and stable enviroment to be at. I'm thankful for the character and desire for them to pass on to our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The quality of the teachers. They are professional, dedicated and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I can't imagine a better staff and community to work with each day!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 17, 2009

Trailside is so organized and friendly. The students are very polite and friendly as well. As a sub I REALLY appreciate that!!
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
>=95%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students90%
Female94%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female97%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female92%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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 Students91%
Female97%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial91%
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Special Education with Accomodation64%

Reading

All Students85%
Female94%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial82%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Special Education with Accomodation55%

Science

All Students63%
Female71%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Special Education with Accomodation36%

Writing

All Students89%
Female97%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Special Education with Accomodation55%
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 Students87%
Female79%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female84%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students81%
Female81%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial85%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Special Education with Accomodation18%

Reading

All Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial85%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Special Education with Accomodation42%

Writing

All Students82%
Female89%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial85%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Special Education with Accomodation33%
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 54% 51%
Two or more races 17% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 23%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Black 4% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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

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