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Nordale Elementary School

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Posted December 12, 2005

we moved my 3rd grader to nordale 8 years ago from a school she had had a tough time in. What a difference! I could not believe the improvement within months! My son has attended for 2 years now and I just can't believe the strong commitment these teachers and staff have for OUR children. If you are looking for a school for your children, this one is it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2005

The parent involvement at Nordale is the reason that I send my kids there. The teachers and faculty are outstanding. My children have enjoyed playing intramural sprots and loved the extracurricular basketball program Nordale used to provide. All my children have and will attend Nordale because the environment found there is second to none.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 76% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
71%
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

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
73%

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 70% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students86%
Female82%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female86%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not 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 Students81%
Female88%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female71%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Special Education with Accomodation0%

Science

All Students44%
Female42%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female83%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Special Education with Accomodation30%
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 Students59%
Female71%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American70%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female75%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American60%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students59%
Female75%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American50%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
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 Students84%
Female79%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female79%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female74%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 49% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 17% 23%
Two or more races 14% 8%
Black 11% 4%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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