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Orion Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 457 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 8, 2011

I have been really pleased with the special education pre-school program. My son's teacher is Miss Libby and she is wonderful with the children. She has a structured enviroment and she always has a smile on her face. I am not familiar w/ the elementary program, but the current principal seems really friendly. The school nurse is accessible and highly organized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

My son attended Orion for the past three years. We have been very happy with his progress and he continues to maintain 'advanced' on standardized testing. The teachers are good and as far as the principal goes, she runs a tight ship! It's not always easy to run a school especially when you have parents that do not parent which we see alot of on base!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

The teachers were wonderful, and truly cared deeply for the children. I had 3 children in Orion for 3 years. The principle is rude to parents, dismiss parential concerns for children's safety. We purchased a home off base to remove our children from the care of the principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

My son attended this one year, and it was the longest year of my life. He was in the forced moved from Aurora( after attending there for 3 years) after it was decided by the wonderful Anchorage School district to re-zone. Orion was a horrible experience for us. The principal is rude and yells at the kids constantly....not an appealling setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

this is a great school. i am a 6th grade student and i couldnt ask for a better school to attend. thankyou 2 every1, from allison and mary.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2005

My 9 year old attended this school K-3 and we were consistently pleased with the quality of each of her teachers. I was always informed of her progress and her teachers were very flexible in scheduling parent/teacher conferences (sometimes a challenge with two working parents). Definitely recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
81%

2008

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
91%

2008

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
83%

2008

 
 
83%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
81%

2008

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
88%

2008

 
 
>95%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
45%

2008

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
93%

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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
80%

2008

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
94%

2008

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
>=95%

2008

 
 
81%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
80%

2008

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
86%

2008

 
 
>90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
77%

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 Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female>=90%
Male84%
Black>=75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged>=90%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female87%
Male75%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities85%
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 Students91%
Female>=90%
Male91%
Black>=75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged>=80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female78%
Male91%
Black>=75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged>=80%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female57%
Male76%
Black<=25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Black>=75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged>=80%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
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 Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
Black<=40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female77%
Male87%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female82%
Male67%
Black<=40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities78%
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 Students91%
Female86%
Male>=90%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female86%
Male>=90%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged>=80%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female>=90%
Male77%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
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 69% 52%
Hispanic 12% 6%
Black 10% 4%
Two or more races 6% 7%
Asian 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 23%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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5112 Arctic Warrior Dr
JBER, AK 99506
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