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Trailside Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 476 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted September 16, 2009

I love the parent-teacher relationships and how we all pull together to make our school a healthy enviroment for our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

We have wonderful supportive parents and very talented kids.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

Trailside is a great school, with great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Everyone from support staff and teachers, to HS Helpers and PTA cares about the kids at Trailside! Beautiful and Blessed School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The staff and families at Trailside are the best in Anchorage.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

Trailside has the most supportive staff, PTA and families I have ever had the pleasure to work with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers are very engaged and easy to 'get to know'. I truly feel like I'm a partner in my childrens' education and development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Teacher are very dedicated and spend after housr helping our kids. They are available before and after 'normal' hours for any questions you might have. They encourage kids and parents to do the best. They also give as much time to special needs kids as well as the gifted kits.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Trailside has the best staff, most supportive families, and a super hard-working PTA. It's the best school around!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 15, 2009

This school has great Art, Music and PE Programs. The kids are respectful, parents really do care, and it shows, every day.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 15, 2009

What's there not to love?! The staff is knowledgeable and caring, the students are hardworking and enthusiastic, the community support is second to none, and the families are all about quality education. Trailside has got it going on!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

I love the parents and the community. School is a priority for the families.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 15, 2009

Trailside ROCKS! We have the best parents, staff, and principal. Our community makes the difference!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

2 of my kids went through Trailside & always felt part of an amazing community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

the teachers are all so great about keeping the families involved in each childs progress
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Trailside is the best school ever! Their teachers and staff are incredible! They really know how to make a parent feel confident that their child is getting the best education there is. Thank you to all who have/had my girls in their class. :-D
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Is an awesome public school with teachers and staff that care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

trailside elementary school is very well child oriantated and is very involved in what is happening with there students. and there homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

The PTA is the most involved group of parents I've met, both Board/Committees and membership!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2004

My children both attend Trailside Elementary. This is a wonderful school, incredible parent involvement, great teachers, principle etc. It is a neighboorhood school and many of the parents see each other daily, this helps make this school so unique. There is more diversity in the kids which I like. My daughter as made some wonderful kids here as well as scoring very well on the CAT (California Achievement Tests). The extracurricular activities are exceptional in part because the school is located next to a wonderful forested area.
—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 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
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