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Pearl Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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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 76% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students89%
Female94%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Special Education with Accomodation63%

Reading

All Students89%
Female94%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Special Education with Accomodation57%

Writing

All Students85%
Female91%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Special Education with Accomodation63%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female64%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
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%
Female86%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female93%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female90%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
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 Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female90%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
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 72% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 12% 23%
Two or more races 8% 8%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Black 1% 4%
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 21%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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