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Peterson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 270 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted August 15, 2013

I was not impressed by this school at all. The biggest problem I had was with the principle and not stopping bullying. My child was being bullied and the principle would not do anything to change the other child's behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2009

Peterson is just about the best school we can imagine. There is a different approach to learning along with Alaska patience. Kids are seen as individuals and are treated as such. There is so much caring and involment from teachers, parents, principal and all faculty. I have not met one person involved with the school that I do not love. My duaghter is in Mrs. Raisley's Kindergarten class and could not love it more. Mrs. Raisley is nothing less than amazing in her teaching, caring and commitment. Not to mention her wonderful ideas for better learning. Families from bigger cities in the lower states may take some time to get used to the 'laid back' style of the school but will soon notice that this is the way a learning experience should be. Also, add in the 'safety factor' and it's nothing less than a parents dream.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2008

We've only been here a year but we have been very impressed with our first public school experience. Mr James is a wonderful teacher - especially for boys like our son that are active and noisy. He's the perfect amount of strict and fun. Our son blossomed under him - especially in math! Our daughter was in Mrs. Power's class and we were happy for the most part. We loved her as a teacher but were not excited about the 3rd/4th split class thing. It sounds good in theory but next year when she's in a straight 4th grade class, we'll see what happens. Nervous about that! However, the split did leave her math scores off the chart great! so, who knows. Peterson is a great school. Looking forward to another great year 2008/09!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

We were really lucky with what teachers my son got. They were able to work with him on an individual basis and really challenge him. He is now well above his grade level. The only draw back is that the gifted and talented program here only takes the top 95 percentile. He tested in the top 90. They said there is only one teacher for 2 schools, so they have to have very strict rules about it. I really enjoyed interacting with the teachers, and they take wonderful field trips!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2005

My daughter started at Peterson in Kindergarten. She is now a second grader and we are still thrilled with Peterson. The atmosphere is warm and open. Parent involvement is welcome and appreciated. What a wonderful place to be!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
>=90%

2008

 
 
>90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=90%

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85%

2009

 
 
>=90%

2008

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
>=90%

2008

 
 
88%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
>=90%

2009

 
 
>=80%

2008

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=90%

2009

 
 
>=80%

2008

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
84%

2008

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
>=90%

2009

 
 
>=80%

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 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
>=80%

2009

 
 
83%

2008

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
>=80%

2009

 
 
>=90%

2008

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
>=80%

2009

 
 
91%

2008

 
 
88%
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 Students>=90%
Female>=90%
Male>=80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

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

Writing

All Students>=90%
Female>=90%
Male>=80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
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 Students93%
Female>=90%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=60%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged>=80%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities>=60%
Students without disabilities>=90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students>=95%
Female>=90%
Male>=90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=60%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged>=80%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities>=60%
Students without disabilities>=90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female65%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=60%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female>=90%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=60%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities>=60%
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 Students>=90%
Female>=80%
Male>=80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

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

Writing

All Students>=90%
Female>=80%
Male>=80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 23%
Two or more races 6% 7%
Asian 3% 6%
Hispanic 3% 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 24%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Avenue G Bldg 550
Kodiak, AK 99615
Phone: (907) 481-6400

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