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Tongass School of Arts & Sciences

Charter | PK-6 | 163 students

 

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Posted July 15, 2012

My daughter finished kindergarten here, and every day I discover another amazing thing that she learned there. The multi-sensory approach to education is both rigorous and kid-centered. She is way ahead of her cousins in other kindergartens. The teachers and staff are so caring and upbeat, it makes it a pleasure to visit the school. And the new principal is a great stabilizing force. The research is right: this is the best elementary school in Ketchikan.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

Do not send your child to this school unless your child can learn in a open class room and no teacher help class room setting, student has to be self motivated to do well here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

My son has gone to Tongass School for four years, and my daughter for two, and they have both done great! They have had dedicated, caring teachers, and almost everyone on the staff is super!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

My child started going to this school in 1st grade and she loves it! She is learning a lot and loves learning. This school has a friendly, caring atmosphere. They do a lot more hands on learning than the public schools, which the kids love! I cannot say enough about this school, it is awesome!
—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.

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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 75% in 2011.

21 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
>=90%

2008

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
84%

2008

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

21 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
75%

2008

 
 
85%
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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
48%

2008

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=75%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
76%

2008

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

10 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
35%

2008

 
 
<20%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

10 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
76%

2008

 
 
69%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
47%

2008

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
71%

2008

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

23 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
53%

2008

 
 
64%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
>=80%

2009

 
 
70%

2008

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
78%

2008

 
 
>80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
70%

2008

 
 
84%
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 Students81%
Female>=80%
Male>=80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=60%
White>=80%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged>=75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students>=90%
Female>=80%
Male>=80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=60%
White>=80%
Economically disadvantaged>=80%
Not economically disadvantaged>=75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female>=80%
Male70%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=60%
White>=80%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged>=75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=90%
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 Students70%
Femalen/a
Male57%
Multiracialn/a
Native American50%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students>=75%
Femalen/a
Male>=60%
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=60%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students30%
Femalen/a
Male<=40%
Multiracialn/a
Native American<=40%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged<=40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Male43%
Multiracialn/a
Native American<=40%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged<=40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
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 Students87%
Female>=80%
Male>=80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=60%
White>=80%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged>=75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students>=90%
Female>=80%
Male>=80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=60%
White>=80%
Economically disadvantaged>=80%
Not economically disadvantaged>=75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female75%
Male>=80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=60%
White>=80%
Economically disadvantaged>=80%
Not economically disadvantaged>=75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=90%
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 Students65%
Female67%
Male63%
Multiracialn/a
Native American44%
White>=60%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged>=60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female>=75%
Male63%
Multiracialn/a
Native American67%
White>=60%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged>=60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=80%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female>=75%
Male38%
Multiracialn/a
Native American44%
White>=60%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged>=60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
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 48% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 26% 23%
Two or more races 13% 7%
Hispanic 7% 6%
Asian 4% 6%
Black 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Ketchikan, AK 99901
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