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Aurora Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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Posted October 29, 2012

My son was at Aurora last year for Kindergarten and for the first 4 weeks of First grade this year till we had to move due to a PCS. Everyone at Aurora was fabulous with our son. He was in the resource program and I can't say enough great things about Mrs. Lester and her staff of aides. They all worked with our son and helped him through any stressors he was having at the time. We were very sad we had to leave this year as his first grade teacher Mrs. Penn as his first grade year was going great. His last day was filled with tears from the staff and us and our son misses all of his teachers that he had at Aurora.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2009

Excellent school! My son atteneded for 3 years and we have very fond memories of Aurora, as well as the teachers, staff and principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2007

I am deeply impressed with the academic programs available at the school. They have accelerated reading (reading club), ignite (for gifted students), tutorial (before and after school), and a few other programs. They also have a choir, orchestra, basic band, and chess club. The availability of parent involvement is tremendous. I should know because I am a volunteer at the school. There are quite a parents that spend over 20 hours a week dedicating there time Xeroxing, reading, chaperoning, fundraising, and donating (books, coats, hats, and gloves) to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2006

Aurora is wonderful. It has been our school for 5 years. The staff is awesome. There are extra activities that the kids love. The office staff is great too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

This school is great. My kids love it. Lots of parent involvement and volunteers. Great admin staff too.
—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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
>=95%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

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 70% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female100%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female60%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female90%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female100%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female100%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
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 Students91%
Female85%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female92%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students94%
Female100%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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 73% 51%
Hispanic 10% 6%
Black 9% 4%
Two or more races 5% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 23%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5085 10th St
Jber, AK 99506
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