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Ravenwood Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 432 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 7, 2011

I didn't realize how blessed we were here until the military sent us somewhere else! I was originally disappointed she didn't lottery into one of the magnet schools, but this was the perfect school for us! The small community, strong principal leadership and friendly atmosphere are a bonus to the strong academics. I loved the emphasis on outdoor recess and have grieved the loss since moving to the South. We moved to another school which gloats on it's academics. My daughter had no trouble transitioning, but now has hours of busy work after school to complete. Ravenwood gave us strong academics and balance which we have not found elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2011

Our military children were welcomed into the Ravenwood community and have had a fantastic experience. The principal and teachers make this a wonderful place. We loved the music program and all the extra activities. This is a wonderful Eagle River school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2010

Your experience is as good as the quality of the teacher you get each year. The class ratio is actually about 30 to 1 teacher in all the upper grades. The entire district teaches everyday math which is a horrible program that does not prepare children at all for advanced math in middle school. If you have an academic minded student, you would best look at the charter schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

As others have said, Ravenwood has a great atmosphere, involved parents, many very good teachers and a great facility. What we don't like is the lack of consistency between grade levels and between teachers. Ravenwood does not ensure 'vertical Integration, ' which enables a smooth transition between grade levels. For example, our 2nd grade teacher expected 'site words' to be learned in 1st grade, but one of the two 1st grade teachers didn't teach them. Most Ravenwood teachers do an excellent job of sending home weekly class homework plans within a newsletter. However, If a teacher decides not to send this newsletter, the school administration didn't track what the teachers are doing in order to take corrective action. In summary, Ravenwood is hit or miss based upon the particular teacher you have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2007

Great school, but they needed to keep up the 4th,5th, and 6th grade camps. They were a reat experiance for the kids and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2006

Ravenwood Elemtary is an excellent school with highly qualified teachers and staff. Parent involvement is very high and appreciated by the school principal and teachers. The school atmosphere is one of caring and trust, which enhances the learning environment. The school has an ice skating rink, and during the winter months part of the physical education class involves ice skating. Cross country skiing is also taught to the older children. The school has a nature club, art club, band, choir, choir chimes, etc. My children love their school and their teachers. In addition, the school has a Campfire before and after school program for parents who work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2004

I had 4 children attend Ravenwood Elementary over the years and I have been very pleased with their educational experience. The teachers were caring and helpful, always encouraging them to do their best and holding them accountable to high standards. The music program was excellent with the music teacher going the extra mile to provide great school musical programs and opportunities for the kids to develop and perform their talents. The PTA was very active and provided fun activites like the Fall Carnival and Valentine Dance. Being in the military, we have had children attend many different elementary schools and Ravenwood by far was the best and favorite one of all.
—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.

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>=95%

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94%

2008

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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93%

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>=95%

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94%

2008

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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>=95%

2009

 
 
94%

2008

 
 
95%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
90%

2008

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

68 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
>=95%

2009

 
 
92%

2008

 
 
>95%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
68%

2008

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

68 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
>=95%

2008

 
 
94%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
83%

2008

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
94%

2008

 
 
>95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
89%

2008

 
 
90%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
>=95%

2009

 
 
91%

2008

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
>=95%

2009

 
 
>=95%

2008

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
>=95%

2009

 
 
>=95%

2008

 
 
>95%
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 Students>=95%
Female>=80%
Male>=90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female>=80%
Male>=90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female>=80%
Male>=90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=90%
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female>=90%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female56%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students96%
Female>=90%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities>=80%
Students without disabilities>=95%
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 Students94%
Female>=90%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female>=90%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students96%
Female>=90%
Male>=90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities>=95%
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 Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female>=90%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female>=90%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities>=95%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 52%
Hispanic 9% 6%
Two or more races 6% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 23%
Asian 2% 6%
Black 0% 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 7%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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9500 Wren Ln
Eagle River, AK 99577
Phone: (907) 742-3250

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