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Arctic Light Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 472 students

 

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Posted October 29, 2013

Arctic Light has good and bad. The school lunches ARE horrible. Thankfully, sending a lunch from home is always an option. As far as education goes there however, it can go both ways. I ended up pulling my twin sixth graders out of school and homeschooling them last year, because there was absolutely no control in the classroom, and learning was greatly hindered by it. I had a 1st grade teacher I really struggled with as well. However, this year, I have a 2nd and 4th grader with two of the best teachers we have ever had (and I've had kids in 13 schools). They have well behaved classes, and the learning that takes place in their classrooms is awesome. There are definitely some flukes with the school. They do have some bad apples. But, they have some amazing gems as well. I think the principal has a great presence and truly seems to listen. Basically, I'd suggest giving it a chance. Based on last years experiences I would have said avoid it like the plague, but this year has proven to me that even schools can be misjudged and badly represented at times. We are sad to be moving away from the great classrooms we have this year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

it is not the best school if anything it is the most horrible school my daughter has been to yet. now she has moved a lot and she really loves school she always get A's and B's but in this school she has a horrible education! the school lunch makes her sick the other kids at that school are disrespectful and push other kids around. If you are reading this and you're child goes to this school maybe ask them what they think about the school and put them in a school where they can learn in a peaceful environment!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

After almost two years with this school we took our son out because he was falling behind. They were unable to assist him with his learning disabilities and they simply did not want to deal with it. I would suggest an off post school to anyone. There are a few right out of the gates. They do not have a good special ed program if you can even call it that. Too many students and not enough teachers as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2012

The teachers really care and look out for their students. The principle is very nice and friendly and always willing to find and do what is best for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

cares, loveable, concern, family, respectable, dependable, etc I honestly can say I trust & have NO worries while my children attends school here. They are awesome & u can rely on them like your own family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

My son started this year and i am not thrilled with the teacher, or the principle. or the teachers aid. I feel unwelcomed i have offered to volunteer and there rude to me i think its because im young.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

This school is very comfortable. To complain about the curriculum would be a district and state issue. So, as far as the school ios concerned, I am very happy. I volunteer every week, I feel welcome and appreciated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2008

Awsome school with excellent teachers who truly care about the well being of our children
—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.

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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
72%

2008

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
86%

2008

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
78%

2008

 
 
70%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
81%

2008

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
82%

2008

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
47%

2008

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
80%

2008

 
 
86%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
77%

2008

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
78%

2008

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
80%

2008

 
 
77%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
60%

2008

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
72%

2008

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
64%

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

All Students78%
Female87%
Male67%
Black>=80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners67%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female90%
Male81%
Black>=80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=80%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners>=75%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female92%
Male69%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=80%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners>=75%
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 Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female57%
Male57%
Black42%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic<=40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female>=90%
Male88%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged>=80%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities>=95%
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%
Female82%
Male72%
Black>=80%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male77%
Black>=80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female86%
Male73%
Black>=80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities86%
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 Students69%
Female84%
Male52%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female84%
Male65%
Black38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged>=80%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students50%
Female64%
Male35%
Black<=25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities56%
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 51% 52%
Black 21% 4%
Hispanic 17% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Two or more races 4% 7%
Asian 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 23%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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