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Denali Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 376 students

 

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Posted January 26, 2012

My child attended 4th through 6th grade here. Many military moves prior to Alaska, she started at DOD overseas, then TX, NC, NY, on base here, then Denali. This school is unmatched in all areas. Outstanding teachers, principal, support staff, parents and children. On a 5 star rating I"ll give them a 6.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

Awesome school! Great staff! We drive our kids in from Ft. Wainwright!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2005

Myself and 5 siblings are the product of this little school, it is an excellent example of teaching and training children in all areas. When 6 of you have gone through a school and classify it as the best, you know that a school has what it takes in this world today to teach and provide resources to teach children about living in our world today.Their music program was always awesome and the sliding hill, really was a major part of our days at Denali, i still sing the Denali school song to myself, it brings back the best of memories.If the staff is anything like when we all went there, you have the best. Have been impressed with my talks with Tim Doran, the principal.Denali;We're proud of you!!
—Submitted by a former student


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 75% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
80%

2008

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
80%

2008

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
73%

2008

 
 
65%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
66%

2008

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
67%

2008

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
38%

2008

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
70%

2008

 
 
79%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
65%

2008

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
77%

2008

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
73%

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 70% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
77%

2008

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
84%

2008

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
78%
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 Students85%
Female>=90%
Male79%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=80%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female>=90%
Male68%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=80%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
Black>=75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=80%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities43%
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 Students74%
Female70%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial70%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=80%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities>=90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students53%
Female35%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial<=20%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=80%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities33%
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 Students77%
Female83%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial67%
Native American50%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities<=20%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female90%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial>=75%
Native American50%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female90%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial>=75%
Native American50%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities<=20%
Students without disabilities93%
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 Students63%
Female65%
Male62%
Black<=40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial>=75%
Native American43%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female75%
Male68%
Black<=40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial>=75%
Native American<=40%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female70%
Male62%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial>=75%
Native American43%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities78%
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 51% 52%
Two or more races 16% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 11% 23%
Black 9% 4%
Hispanic 9% 6%
Asian 3% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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