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Joy Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 386 students

 

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Posted November 27, 2011

I was a student at Joy Elementary for seven years, from kindergarden to sixth grade, and I have to say I had a wonderful time, and nothing but good memories remain with me. I am a junior in college up at the university now, and one of my classes has me doing a project on the Education system in our nation, and in our community specifically. I would just like to say, that I appreciate the education I received from this school, and the remarkable teachers who shaped my mind and gave me the opportunity to expand and grow in a safe and fun environment. So I would like to give a huge thanks to the teachers, and peers who started me on my journey as a student and allowed me to be the best I could be.


Posted April 8, 2011

I love this school. The principle and staff are friendly and approachable. I know if there is something going on with any of my children I can walk in and talk to the principle. My oldest has been going to this school for 3 years and when we move this school will be one of the #1 things I will miss.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

You just cannot find a more supportive and loving staff who make learning fun for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

I love the supervision of the kids(there's ALWAYS an adult within earshot--for any trouble happening)--AND--I am always greeted with a smile when I walk the halls.


Posted September 21, 2009

They are a great one on one school. They keep there parents informed and do lots of parent child activities sponsered by the PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

Joy elementary is great for my child she expierences hands on project and every day mathematics. Her grade have sky rocketted since she has had Ms. Monica Chi.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

Joy Elementary has an excellent staff and leadership through Principal Dave Foshee. It is an excellent place to be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

Joy has a warm feeling about it. You can tell that the staff really cares for the the students. They have a great PTA that provides wonderful family activities and promotes family togetherness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

I moved here from the lower 48 and I have been very pleased by the staff and the principal of this school. My kids and I have run into some tough times and they are very understanding. They have gone above and beyond what they need to to make our transition bearable. They welcomed us with open arms and have given us the tools to make things happen for us as a family and for my childrens educational future. Best part about it is that they have done all of this without judgement. Great School, principal and staff. I am very thankful for this team of great people!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2008

Principal is excellent. Most teachers have been there too long so have narrow view. Some try harder than others to accept all types of students in their classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2005

Parents welcome. Good safe environment, right next to a wildlife refuge. Great teachers and admin staff, principals.
—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 75% in 2011.

46 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
53%

2008

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

46 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
56%

2008

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

46 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
54%

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 75% in 2011.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
60%

2008

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
67%

2008

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
18%

2008

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
75%

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 70% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
62%

2008

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
74%

2008

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
72%

2008

 
 
81%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
84%

2008

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
81%

2008

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
81%

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

All Students72%
Female67%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=75%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female>=80%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=75%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=75%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities79%
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 Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American64%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities>=90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female71%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American36%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities<=20%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students44%
Female38%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American27%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities<=25%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female83%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American73%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities88%
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 Students68%
Female76%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native American43%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female71%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native American43%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female71%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native American43%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities70%
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 Students68%
Female76%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American38%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female86%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=75%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities<=25%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female81%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American38%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities<=25%
Students without disabilities79%
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 55% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 23% 23%
Two or more races 9% 7%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Black 4% 4%
Asian 3% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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