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Iditarod Elementary School

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Posted February 17, 2014

The teachers are hit and miss. The 5th grade curriculum does not prepare the student for middle school. When asked why the teachers do not allow for a parent quality check by placing the weekly assignments on line the teacher indicated it was it necessary but at the same time refuses to verify if the students translation from board to book is correct. When I expressed that my eldest is in middle school and all 6 of her teachers have time to place weekly assignments and expectations on I-parent, all the teacher could indicate is that she wasn't those teachers. The principal refuses to address the incompetent teachers which could possibly be the reason why students from this elementry struggle when they arrive to wasilla middle school. I have 3 younger children whom will not be attending this school we are selling our home to ensure our younger children are placed in a positve, nurturing environment. Parents be forewarned that the teachers will also accept mail and gifts from noncustodial parents through the school without notify the legal guardians and the principal find this type of behavior acceptable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2012

POOR QUALITY. Both of my children are being pulled from this school, because one of their teachers relies on "activity" books as apposed to "textbooks", they play games and eat candy almost daily, or so we are told by our 4th grader. This 4th grade class has been so poor that it outweighs the great teacher my first grader has. I understand and agree that it is good for kids to enjoy their time at school and want to be there but since transferring from ANCH school last Oct my fourth grader has actually regressed in his learning ability and level. He has forgotten how to do simple mathematical equations that were learned last year, which shows there is absolutely NO reinforcement from the teacher. I spend on average two hours a night with him just re-teaching his lessons so he can complete his homework. This school, or at least the teacher is beyond unacceptable!!! We have tried to reach the principal for several days, only to get the "he's in a meeting, can he call back" response. Needless to say he has yet to call us back. We have even had issues with the bus driver and tried to contact the bus barn - same response, must be something taught from the district to the schools...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2011

Most of the teachers rely on volunteers (who are not qualified) to grade papers, as well as teach subjects. The teachers will not allow children to move forward in subjects they excel at and they do not provide additional help to all those who need it due to limited participation from the teachers. I have dished out over 600$ in tutoring and programs so my child doesn't get held back. Last year my friend pulled both her children because one was used to grade papers instead of given additional work when she was done, and the other was told he needed to be in special ed. Now her daughter is looking at skipping a grade at Cottenwood creek, and her son get A's and B's because he was given additional help. I will be pulling my children and placing them in finger lake or Cottenwood creek next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

Nice teachers, fine school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2005

I believe that Iditarod is a highly devoted and educational school. Aside from Tanaina, I think this school is the best in the valley area. The children like the atmosphere and it is safe and interesting. The kids have also learned to speak little parts of Russian as well, which I believe could benefit them in the future due our large Russian population. The accuracy and well being of their school has definetely shown a lot of Husky Pride.
—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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

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

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students74%
Female85%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female81%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students60%
Female73%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
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%
Female78%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students36%
Female22%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 Students72%
Female89%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female93%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female74%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
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 69% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 16% 23%
Black 5% 4%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Two or more races 0% 8%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Wasilla, AK 99654
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