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Gastineau Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 306 students

 

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Posted August 8, 2013

The only good things about this school are the music & P.E. programs. There is an extreme amount of bullying (especially physical) & a general lack of involvement by the staff to do anything about it. The kindergarten teachers are amazing but I'm otherwise unimpressed by any other teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

It involves the neighborhood population, young and old, in so many positive ways.


Posted April 16, 2010

The early K-1 classes are second to none. I wouldn't want my daughter anywhere else period. I've been very impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

gastineau is a wonderful school with a rich cultural and artistic feel. they offer tlingit language and culture classes at every grade, guitar club during recesses, and a class set of 30 kids guitars. it's a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2007

We've had a great experience with Gastineau. The principal is great and we've been pleased with all our kids' teachers. One of the things I find nice about the Gastineau communitiy is there is lots of interaction between different grades, so the kids make friends with older and younger school mates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2007

My children have attended this school for 2.5 years. I went to a different community (the Anchorage, Alaska area) for my own schooling and they came with me, enrolling in a different public school in a different district. I discovered both my children were an entire grade level behind in basic academics; my daughter at a pre-primer level in some areas as a second grader. I was shocked since all I ever heard at my parent/teacher conferences with Gastineau was how great my kids were doing. The new school was a blessing, and had a brilliant motto: We are what we repeatedly do. Therefore, excellence is not an act, but a habit. I hope this review helps.
—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 76% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students76%
Female70%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American53%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Special Education with Accomodation33%

Reading

All Students87%
Female84%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American71%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Special Education with Accomodation60%

Writing

All Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American67%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Special Education with Accomodation23%
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 Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American23%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American50%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female40%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American8%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant42%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American46%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
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 Students63%
Female61%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American38%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American54%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female74%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American54%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
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 54% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 29% 23%
Two or more races 6% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Black 2% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1507 3rd St
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: (907) 463-1999

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