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Public | 9-12 | 218 students

 
 

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Posted January 20, 2009

This school offers many extracurricular activities and homework support for the student body. Even though the population of the town is very low, the whole town has a very positive effect on the school also, which makes this high school a positive enviornment to grow up in.


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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 60% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
67%

2008

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
67%

2008

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
71%

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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
72%

2008

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
81%

2008

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2011.

46 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
59%

2008

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
59%
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 Students64%
Female71%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial43%
Native American63%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners<=25%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female>=90%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American73%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners<=25%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female88%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American60%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners<=25%
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 Students61%
Female55%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American64%
White>=60%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female57%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American56%
White>=60%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female55%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American56%
White>=60%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female75%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American60%
White>=60%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
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

The state average for Math was 77% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
85%

2008

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
90%

2008

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
83%

2008

 
 
64%
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

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
>=60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
>=60%

2009

 
 
>=60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
<=40%

2009

 
 
55%
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 32% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 46% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

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

All Students77%
Female75%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=60%
Economically disadvantaged>=75%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female81%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=60%
Economically disadvantaged>=75%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female70%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=60%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/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

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/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

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/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
American Indian/Alaska Native 64% 23%
Two or more races 9% 7%
White 9% 52%
Asian 8% 6%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Black 2% 4%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1684 Okpik St
Barrow, AK 99723
Phone: (907) 852-8950

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