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Soldotna Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 294 students

 

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Posted February 1, 2013

I started my daughter in the pre-k program this year and she and I love it! She is in Mrs. Cannava's class and I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. She has already shown verbal improvement as well as comprehension improvement!! She is always fascinated with every lesson because her teacher makes it fun and interesting. The office staff is always so friendly and they monitor the halls at all times (which I love!) I could not have been happier with enrolling her here. Very impressed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2011

State test scores for Soldotna Elementary are outdated and, thus, inaccurate. Soldotna Elementary receieved a 90% proficiency in language arts and a 91 % proficiency in math which is outstanding.
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Posted March 4, 2011

I pulled my kid out of this school. I don't have a problem with the teachers, but the student demographic is challenging. There in a high proportion of disruptive, non-parented kids that degrade the educational experience. I feel sorry for motivated kids who have to go there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

Soldotna Elementary is a great school with a well-deserved good reputation!
—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.

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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
>=90%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
>=95%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
>=90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
>=90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
>=90%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
>=90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students84%
Female89%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female100%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female94%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
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 Students82%
Female92%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female100%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female75%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female100%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
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 Students63%
Female72%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female89%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female89%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
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 Students64%
Female60%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female93%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
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 81% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 11% 23%
Two or more races 3% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 4%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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162 East Park Ave
Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: (907) 260-5100

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