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Tongass School Of Arts And Sciences Charter School

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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


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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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
>=75%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
>=80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%
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 Students75%
Female67%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female83%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
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 Students68%
Female67%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female93%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female47%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female80%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 Students79%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
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 Students70%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students60%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
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 42% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 34% 23%
Two or more races 13% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Black 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A41%
Male 50%N/A52%
Female 50%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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410 Schoenbar Rd
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone: (907) 225-5720

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