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Hunter Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 387 students

 

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Posted March 22, 2010

My student is in a 5th grade/6th grade split class. They say there are too many students in his grade, so they mixed the two grades together. Now it's March and we find out there are 4th graders in this class as well. During parent teacher conferences we sat in the hallway outside my son's classroom for an hour waiting to be seen. We finally just gave up. Last year in a different school his grades were 4 A's and 1 B. This last report card was 2 F's, 2 D's and a C. Thanks for nothing Hunter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2009

I am extremely unsatisfied w/the education, care and preparation that my children are receiving from this school. Whether it be the poor excuse they have for a menu that repeats ea. month (donuts/2 moz. sticks & fruit) to the lack of teaching that occures. My son's teacher informed us that they are an 'L1' school which means that they primarily service low income/military families, so they have to focus on getting the kids to do well on the state testing so they receive as much gov. funding as they can (2hr R, W, M, 30m Sc, SS) A computer rm & science lab that isn't used. Kids r required to go to the counselor reg. No Art teacher. My 6th grader rarely has homework and has yet to write a bk report -it's now the end of Nov. & when confronted w/our concerns, don't make any changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Hunter Elem School has been positive for my son, a SE student, and he is more confident. Also, its diverse student body. The teachers are allies of the students, and the ESSA staff are excellent. And Mrs. Pile, Principle, is an advocate for her students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2005

A very excellent diverse school. I would highly recommend sending your child to this school. My daughter was reading before finishing Kindergarten. Excellent staff.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 75% in 2011.

46 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
75%

2008

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
70%

2008

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

46 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
75%

2008

 
 
50%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
71%

2008

 
 
>90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
>90%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
36%

2008

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
84%

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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
65%

2008

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
64%

2008

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
69%

2008

 
 
60%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
53%

2008

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
69%

2008

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
51%

2008

 
 
55%
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 Students57%
Female50%
Male65%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial63%
Native American55%
White>=75%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged>=80%
Students with disabilities<=20%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female68%
Male75%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial63%
Native American64%
White>=75%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged>=75%
Students with disabilities<=20%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students59%
Female54%
Male65%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial63%
Native American46%
White>=75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged>=80%
Students with disabilities<=20%
Students without disabilities69%
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%
Female78%
Male76%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial44%
Native American77%
White>=80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged>=80%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female78%
Male65%
Black<=40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial56%
Native American62%
White>=80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities<=20%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students26%
Female26%
Male26%
Black<=40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial<=25%
Native American23%
White44%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities<=20%
Students without disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female83%
Male68%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial56%
Native American62%
White>=80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged>=80%
Students with disabilities<=20%
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

All Students60%
Female64%
Male58%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American44%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female67%
Male61%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial<=40%
Native American56%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female79%
Male49%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial50%
Native American56%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities71%
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 Students58%
Female47%
Male65%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic<=40%
Multiracialn/a
Native American60%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged>=80%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female74%
Male69%
Black>=75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic<=40%
Multiracialn/a
Native American70%
White>=80%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged>=80%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students69%
Female68%
Male69%
Black>=75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native American70%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged>=80%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities82%
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 30% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 26% 23%
Black 15% 4%
Two or more races 14% 7%
Hispanic 12% 6%
Asian 2% 6%
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 71%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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