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Highland Tech High Charter School

Charter | 6-12 | 236 students

 
 

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Posted March 17, 2006

The philosopy of the school is all about self motivation and leans heavily upon the business world. I agree with this concept, because what are we preparing our children for? really we are preparing them for the 21st century and the age of computing, wireless technology and technology overall. My son has had the opportunity to create his own webpage, learns how to surf the internet for his research, depends on a virtual world to complete his homework (Plato) and (Educate) and we as parents get involved as well. We had to learn the programs outlined above to maintain an understanding of what our son needs to complete at school to be termed proficient in his learning plan. Our son's after school 'strategy game club' has been instrumental in teaching him the world of online games and it has been a pleasure listening and observing a bunch of boys online playing the same strategic game.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2006

The quality of the academic program is high, but based on self motivation. Needs more in the way of music, sports but has after school clubs that are very interesting. The schools stakeholder meetings (parents, staff and students) are well attended but as with any program more is needed.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 70% in 2011.

16 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a

2008

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=80%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a

2008

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

16 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a

2008

 
 
n/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.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2011.

20 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
73%

2008

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2011.

20 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
83%

2008

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2011.

20 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
77%

2008

 
 
63%
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 68% in 2011.

34 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
67%

2008

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

34 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
>=95%

2008

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2011.

34 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 77% in 2011.

34 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
86%

2008

 
 
80%
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 60% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
57%

2008

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
94%

2008

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
78%

2008

 
 
75%
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 63% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
74%

2008

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
89%

2008

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
83%

2008

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
83%

2008

 
 
66%
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 Students63%
Female>=60%
Male56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged>=60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students>=80%
Female>=60%
Male>=75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=60%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged>=60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=80%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female>=60%
Male33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged>=60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
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 Students55%
Femalen/a
Male56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Male>=80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged>=80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Femalen/a
Male69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
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 Students53%
Female27%
Male65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female>=80%
Male>=90%
Native American>=60%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged>=80%
Not economically disadvantaged>=80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students53%
Female27%
Male65%
Multiracialn/a
Native American<=40%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female55%
Male74%
Native American<=40%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
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 Students43%
Female53%
Male36%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged<=20%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities49%

Reading

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged>=75%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities88%

Writing

All Students78%
Female75%
Male80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities88%
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 Students68%
Female50%
Male80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial57%
Native American<=40%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%

Reading

All Students88%
Female>=80%
Male88%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=60%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%

Science

All Students85%
Female77%
Male>=90%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=60%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%

Writing

All Students85%
Female>=80%
Male83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=60%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
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

The state average for Math was 77% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
94%

2008

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
>=95%

2008

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
76%

2008

 
 
66%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. 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 38% in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2011.

6 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. 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 29% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 46% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students85%
Female75%
Male>=90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%

Reading

All Students93%
Female>=80%
Male>=90%
Multiracial>=60%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%

Writing

All Students85%
Female>=80%
Male83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. 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 Students50%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students without disabilities<=40%

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Male>=60%
White>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged>=60%
Students without disabilities>=75%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. 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

Writing

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. 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 62% 52%
Two or more races 12% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 10% 23%
Hispanic 7% 6%
Asian 3% 6%
Black 3% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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