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Sterling Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 224 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2014

I have two sons who went to SES. My oldest attended from K-5th grade and my youngest is still attending and started off there and will be going into the 3rd grade. There are teachers here who are excellent! We attend the school functions and I have supported the PTA in volunteering as well as donating. I believe that you can make a difference if you are a part of your community. However, our experience with administration and the IEP coordination for our son on the spectrum has been un-gratifying. My oldest was bullied and we did not receive support until we twisted their arm with a report to the superintendent. My son was labeled defiant. As my son is moving on to middle school this year, I asked him what he hopes will be his experience there, and he responded with: "I hope they are more understanding to what I have than SES was. There are things that I did that I could not help, and I would constantly get in trouble. They were always watching what I did wrong." We encourage our son to remember the positive experiences he had with some teachers and a couple of friends. We hope that the counselor works with mediation and the administration becomes familiar with special needs.
—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 76% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
>=80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
>=80%
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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
>=90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
>=80%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
>=90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
>=90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
>=80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students82%
Femalen/a
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Femalen/a
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Femalen/a
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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 Students85%
Female100%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female94%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female76%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female89%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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 Students77%
Female80%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female60%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students73%
Female70%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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 Students83%
Femalen/a
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Femalen/a
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Femalen/a
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
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 86% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 23%
Two or more races 5% 8%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Black 1% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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 48%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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35096 Sterling Hwy
Sterling, AK 99672
Phone: (907) 262-4944

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