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North Pole High School

Public | 9-12 | 928 students

 
 

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Posted April 22, 2014

I would rate all but one or two of the teachers at this school above average, I live and work in Fairbanks 20 miles away 1 mile away from Lathrop High School and I choose to spend an extra $20 per day in fuel just to go to this school, the automotive program is by far the best in the district, some will argue that and that argument is based on the fact that Hutch's auto program gets more funding and advertisement because it is in a more convenient area to be connected to the university auto program, but where North Pole excels is the Automotive Program instructor Jerry Million, he recognizes success in students and pushes them to do their best with a broad knowledge in automotive technology. The downfalls to this school is the way the in school "government" is set up, a student was stoned in class and should have been expelled but because he was black only got a lunch detention, I see alot of the administration being afraid to discipline African American children the same way they would discipline anyone else.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2010

This school has gone down hill since my daughter was enrolled in 2008. The worst part of this school is the office staff. The two front office ladies are the worst office staff I have ever had the misfortion to speak with or try to get service from. They need to learn to get off their but and do their job. I have tried to call my daughter out various times, but I always get the voicemail and they have yet to send my daughter a pass.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

I currently go to North Pole High School, and above all the others schools in this district, this one is by far the best. The students here get along with each other very well, and there are hardly any fights. There are many helpful teachers and students around if someone has any questions. This school has good academics for both advanced and average students. I am an advanced student and I do feel that I am being taught and challenged by my teachers. I also participate in the music program. I am a choir student and i enjoy it very much. The teacher is a great person, and the choirs sound beautiful. I believe this review will be helpful as an opinion from the inside of the school, and not simply as an observation. I thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts about my school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2009

If your student has any special needs or jsut a little extra help to grasp the concepts this school fails. Middle School my son got an occasional A and had a B-C average, hit honor role once and felt good about himself and school. The High School failed t get him involved forgot about IEP and basically just droppped the ball and fialed to make thier program work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

It seems like a good school so far, the teachers are helpful and kind. They offer alot more than I thought they would.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2007

This school is great all around. They teach my child responsibility and their availability for music,art and sports are fantastic! I wouldnt recomend any other school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2007

Great school for student socialization, the students seem to accept new students well. Teachers are very relaxed, allow the children to call them by last name only. Not a great school for academics, even after contacting principal and asst. superintendant, my child's individual learning needs were not met. There is not an overall attitude of doing what is best for each individual student. If your child needs extra help or is gifted, not a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2005

The quality of North Pole Middle School is incredible. The amount of work that the teachers out in is immaculate. The teams are incredible. They have cross country, wrestling football, softball, baseball, almost anything you child would want. there is something for everyone. There are plays hosted by the choir and drama teachers, and a variety of after school clubs that fit almost anyone. Parent involvement is especially great. They have ptsa, and parents can be involved with clubs or sports that heir child is playing.
—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 65% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
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 64% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students65%
Female76%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
Native American67%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female91%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial72%
Native American73%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Special Education with Accomodation30%

Writing

All Students71%
Female85%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial67%
Native American67%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Special Education with Accomodation30%
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 Students66%
Female65%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial87%
Native American19%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial82%
Native American63%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Special Education with Accomodation24%

Science

All Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial80%
Native American47%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Special Education with Accomodation27%

Writing

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial87%
Native American38%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
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

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. 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 35% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
<=20%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
37%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. 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 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
<=40%

2010

 
 
<=40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
<=40%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students82%
Female76%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=80%
Native American50%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=80%
Native American75%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

Writing

All Students77%
Female86%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=80%
Native American44%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. 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 Students15%
Female<=20%
Male18%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities<=10%
Students without disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%

Reading

All Students57%
Femalen/a
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%

Writing

All Students39%
Female50%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. 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 Studentsn/a
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 Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/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 Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Writing

All Studentsn/a
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 Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. 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 77% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 23%
Two or more races 7% 8%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Black 2% 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 18%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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601 Nphs Blvd
North Pole, AK 99705
Phone: (907) 488-3761

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