Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Fire Lake Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

5 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted August 5, 2014

This is the only that I have ever seen where the office staff knows every student by name and the classroom they are assigned to. Fire Lake is as close as a family school as you will get. They are not as academically rigorous as the surrounding schools but are still very solid. Mrs. Zak, Mr. Bill and Mr. Hemenway and just 2 teachers examples of the exemplary staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

My daughter has attended this school since pre K. She is segregated and not exposed nuerotypical peers. There is a single staff member at the school equipped to be effective when teaching my daughter. The principle is only willing to work with your childs needs and your requests to meet those needs if you are willing to throw a big stink about it. Some of the special education teachers have been conditioned to give you as little as possible communication with parents and getting into the school to observe or volunteer is extremely difficult. The staff is overwhelmed and the district is unable to support the teachers needs and therefore the teachers are unable to support the child's needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

I went there and my children go there. Great School. I really like the end of school camps, and the excellence in teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2011

Firle Lake is a great school with great teachers. I am very pleased with the education my child is recieving. Also my child is very happy and proud to be a student at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

It is such a great feeling to know when my children go to school they are being cared for and taught by such wonderful staff. I know they are being challenged to grow and learn in a safe and caring environment. Thanks so much.
—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.

About these ratings

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 76% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students85%
Female81%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female85%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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 Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial69%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female83%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial77%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female69%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial46%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female83%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial69%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
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 Students66%
Female72%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female78%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female67%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 51%
Two or more races 17% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Hispanic 7% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 1% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

13801 Old Glenn Hwy
Eagle River, AK 99577
Phone: (907) 742-3350

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT