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Finger Lake Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 315 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 4, 2011

Loved the school, loved kindergarten teacher mrs. Kracke. She is amazing. I recommend NOT putting your child in second grade. Mrs. Maresh is rude and difficult to work with. Cannot believe she works with children! Very disorganized classroom. Not happy with my child's education there. We have changed schools due to moving and this teacher was the worst we ever had!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2011

Mr.Wheeler made a enormous difference in our other health impaired student. Request him if you live in the valley. The principal is very supportive and many of the teachers are outstanding! Go Falcons!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

Great School. Awesome setting. Great views of mountains, and you can hear the loons from Finger Lake. Healthy air for recess. Staff, students, and parents generally have a good attitude. 5 stars
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 8, 2008

great school our son is in the secound year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2003

Our dauthter went to this school in 4th and 5th grade. We were very impressed and she really liked the school and her teachers.
—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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

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

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
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%
Female84%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female92%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female68%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
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 Students84%
Female80%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American60%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female88%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American67%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female71%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American50%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female92%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American67%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not 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

All Students79%
Female83%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female83%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female83%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
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 71% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 21% 23%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Black 2% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 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 37%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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