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Chugiak High School

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Posted April 9, 2005

We had two daughters and a son graduate from Chugiak. Some of the teachers were good, and some were absolutely terrible. The entire school system is in disaray. Too much emphasis is given to the wrong things. The schools need to return to the basics of education and teach our kids math, english and science. School leadership needs to be accountable for their actions. Any experience we had at parent conferences were a one sided viewpoint from the teachers standpoint. If teachers acted they way they do at parent conferences in the public arena, they would fail miserably. That is not to say that all teachers are bad. We have known several good, caring teachers at Chugiak.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2005

I love this school, the students and staff are patient, and accepting.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2005

Chugiak High School is fine for those students who have no problems doing their work without teacher assistance. If your child is not progressing well, that's just too bad. The school acts concerned but does nothing. The teachers handout assignments but rarely actually grade them. Only when they do will you find out your childs true status. By then it will be too late. Having discussions with the teachers is difficult and often unproductive. Counselors are not any better. The school system here seems to have plenty of money for useless art displays on the school grounds but not enough to pay attention to how the students are doing. I am pulling my son out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2004

As a parent and past student, I would confirm that Chugiak provided a place to nurture growth, development and educational pursuits. Not only were the teachers excellent, with involvement in many different activities directly related to student interests, learning and culture, but array of classes to choose from, availability of human resources, opportunity to succeed were limitless. Kids attended college prep, remedial, ESL, classes, and corp. openly allowed access to other educational venues e UAA, Stellar, Career Center, etc.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 17, 2004

I think that this school is a wonderful example of a community of caring teachers who truly care about the future of the children. I would also consider this to be one of the safest schools in the Achorage area. Harassment is mpossible to avoid altogether, but this is one place that ensures that students will feel safe.Gang activiy (if any) is low, and there are several student teacher coalitions that team up to ensure communication between the two. This creates a harmonious relationship that is too often non-existant.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 8, 2004

Severely overcrowded, but hopefully the new high school that is being built will help out. Classroom sizes are about 28 to 1. Teachers are disorganized and kids wander in and out of school whenever they want. Low test scores reflect this. No general math courses for students who can't grasp Algebra or college prep math, so they are basically left behind. Enforcement of dress code is nonexistent, especially for females! There is an extreme amount of club/activities for all students though, so they can't say there's nothing to do in Alaska. Kids are allowed to leave school for lunch which needs to stop. They are not responsible enough to be back on time and some get involved in 'other things' during this time, when they should be in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 60% in 2011.

308 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
71%

2008

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2011.

308 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
87%

2008

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

307 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
84%

2008

 
 
83%
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.

278 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
83%

2008

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

280 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
93%

2008

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2011.

263 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
78%

2008

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2011.

281 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%

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

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial70%
Native American50%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Migrant47%

Reading

All Students89%
Female96%
Male83%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial87%
Native American83%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrant>=80%

Writing

All Students85%
Female95%
Male76%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial83%
Native American79%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrant80%
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 Students78%
Female79%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial77%
Native American50%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female93%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial71%
Native American56%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female82%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial77%
Native American70%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female91%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander44%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial78%
Native American70%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities92%
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.

278 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
91%

2008

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

280 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
98%

2008

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2011.

281 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
91%

2008

 
 
89%
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

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2011.

20 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
<=40%

2009

 
 
>=80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
<=25%

2009

 
 
77%
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

 
 
<=40%

2010

 
 
>=60%

2009

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=60%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 46% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=60%

2010

 
 
>=60%

2009

 
 
>=60%
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%
Female88%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial77%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female95%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanic>=80%
Multiracial82%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial72%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities90%
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 Students46%
Female55%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White27%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Femalen/a
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities>=60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities<=25%
Students without disabilities73%
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 Students<=40%
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 Students>=60%
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 Students>=60%
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
White 76% 52%
Two or more races 8% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 23%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Asian 2% 6%
Black 2% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Improv

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • German

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • German

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Flag football
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Improv
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16525 South Birchwood Loop Rd
Chugiak, AK 99567
Phone: (907) 742-3050

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