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Tanaina Elementary School

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Posted January 31, 2014

Wonderful teachers and wonderful staff! We will miss them so much when we move. I love that they are so family oriented. In kinder and first grade the teachers were so happy when I was able to help out. Everybody shows how much they care about the kids. Family breakfasts, the kids marathon, family movie night, Jump rope for heart.... My daughter loves her teachers and so do we!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2013

I have had 4 kids go to this School. Currently I have 2 and I Love it. The Staff is Amazing and the Teachers I've delt with have been Amazing, My kids cry at the end if the year because they don't wanna leave there teachers.!!!! :) Also they had 2 Sessions of summer school this year and my son was in both sessions and enjoyed waking up everyday to go!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2009

eachers do not work to educate students all they work for is to get more days off !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

Tanaina Elementary has the most awesome office staff! They always greet you with a smile and a positive attitude. They are always willing to help in any way they can. They are fun, energetic and friendly and it is immediately obvious that they truly care about the staff, students & parents. Five stars is not enough to reflect my feelings regarding the office staff (including the school nurse) at Tanaina. The front office is always decorated nicely for the seasons/holidays. Tanaina's office staff ROCKS!


Posted October 15, 2008

this school is perfect expecialy Mr Locher!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2007

My daughter has been a student at Tanaina since kindergarten and is now in fifth grade. Like any school , there are positives and negatives. The new principal is energetic and hardworking. Too much emphasis is placed on making math 'fun' ainstead of teaching the fundamentals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2005

I don't agree with the no child left behind act and this school supports that act no matter what! for that my child must go onto middle school un able to do the work they will ask of my child. Then what?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2004

My Son has attended this school since first grade. I have nothing but great thoughts about the principal and the teachers. The teachers that we have had have all worked with my son and I to give him extra work when he gets finished with assinged projects/homework. I do not believe that there is a problem with discipline in the school, nor with the fact that kids are not learning. We do have a large population of Russian immigrants. Some, if not most I have met know very little english when they come to the school. The principal and all school administrators are doing a wonderful job of intergrating the Russian students into the school body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2004

Certain ethnic students do not receive the same degree of punishment that other students do. Tanaina is trying too hard to exercise diplomacy, leading to unfair punishment placed upon the other students when provoked fights arise on the school grounds. We parents have demanded that this matter be addressed and resolved, yet we see no changes. This is a sensitive issue to discuss, yet it must be handled. Our children should not be placed in a hostile learning environment, yet this is exactly what is happening. Another issue at hand is the high number of unprepared students coming from Tanaina Elementary, & graduating to middle school. Tanaina need to consider the scores reflected on the 'greatschools.org' website. Core subjects need to be emphasized, and taught aggressively. Also, our children need a clear understanding of their studies while in the classroom to effectively complete their homework at home.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students90%
Female97%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American90%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American100%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female97%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American80%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
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%
Female76%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female78%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female31%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female81%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not 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 Students90%
Female86%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American91%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female76%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American73%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female67%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American55%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
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 74% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 17% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Black 2% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 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 46%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Wasilla, AK 99654
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