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Trailside Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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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 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
Not 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
Not 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
Not 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
Not 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
Not 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
Not 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
Not 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
Not 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
Not 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
Not 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
Not 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
Not 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
Not 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
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