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Pearl Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 483 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted August 21, 2007

Excellent school! This school loves parent involvement. They have great field trips. Offer multi-age classes. Faculty involvement with students are remarkable. Library is wonderful. Offer band and orchestra in 4th grade and above. The students are multicultural and are big on 'No Bully' campaigns. No foreign language currently being offered but PTA is working on this subject. Your child would have a great opportunity to get one of the best educations if attending here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2005

I've got three kids in this school and will have four attending next year. Pearl Creek far exceeds the private school I had my kids attend prior to enrolling them at Pearl Creek. The staff and teachers are absolutely outstanding and quality extra-curricular activities abound in part due to a healthy PTA organization that serves the school. The current Principal is second to none, which inn itself gives the school a leg up when compared to others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2004

The only reason for the 4 in extra curricular activities is that the district budget has been slashed. The school does wonders with what it has. The principal, parents and other staff are wonderful, but the teachers are so outstanding they deserved to be recognized as the highest score. My children have attended the school for 6 years, all grade levels now, and I have never had reason to complain. Class sizes are managable (would love to see slighly smaller, but with district's budget cuts, that won't happen). Although this is not a very racially or economically diverse school (white, middle class is the norm), they do teach tolerance and appreciation of all others. My kids have been in the single grade classes as well as multiage classes, and neither was better than the other - they just suit different personalities and I have been very happy with the placement of each child - the school seems to have done a wonderful job of finding the right class for each child.
—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 75% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
93%

2008

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
91%

2008

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
89%

2008

 
 
88%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
83%

2008

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
>=95%

2009

 
 
83%

2008

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
62%

2008

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
87%

2008

 
 
>95%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
91%

2008

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
88%

2008

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
84%

2008

 
 
95%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
>=95%

2009

 
 
92%

2008

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
95%

2008

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
95%

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 Students87%
Female91%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American<=40%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female91%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American50%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American50%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities80%
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 Students87%
Female83%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged>=75%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities<=25%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female91%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged>=75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female69%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial57%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female91%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged>=75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities94%
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 Students88%
Female92%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=75%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged>=80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female>=90%
Male>=90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=75%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=80%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities>=60%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=75%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged>=80%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities91%
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 Students83%
Female89%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=60%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female91%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=60%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female>=90%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=60%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities40%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 23%
Two or more races 8% 7%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 2% 6%
Black 2% 4%
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 24%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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