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Houghtaling Elementary School

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Posted May 11, 2011

I have a preschooler and a first grader at Houghtaling and we have absolutely loved this school. Unfortunately we have to move this summer and will be leaving this wonderful school. The teachers and principle take the time to listen to our concerns about how our kids are doing, then we take a team approach to solving any issues that we have. Our kids are thriving here and we are so lucky this has been their first introduction to public schools. I feel they are set up to succeed wherever we are because of the solid foundation they have learned here at Houghtaling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2004

This school is amazing! Every time I go in, the classes are in order, and the teachers are either teaching them, or they are doing their work, with their teacher asking them if they have any questions. I think this is an excellent school and will prepare them for middle school.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
76%

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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

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

All Students88%
Female83%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American75%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female87%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American83%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female87%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American67%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
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 Students54%
Female67%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American56%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female75%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American63%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students14%
Female25%
Male8%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American19%
White13%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students59%
Female75%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American63%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
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 Students68%
Female69%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American67%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female80%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American73%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students73%
Female80%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American73%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
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%
Female90%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American91%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female90%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female90%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American73%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 44% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 33% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 6%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Black 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 8%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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