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John Shaw Elementary School

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Posted November 15, 2013

In kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades my children loved going to Shaw. The teachers are amazing, the facility is clean and well maintained and there is always a lot of extra-curricular activities offered. When entering 3rd grade we found that one of the teachers had retired. Instead of hiring another teacher they divided her class in half and put those students in the other 2 classes. Over 30 students were stuffed into classrooms made for 24 students. With such close quarters, student behavior has become a problem and the teachers seem to do less teaching. The learning program they used for math was also changed mid-loop, so when my 3rd graders were supposed to be learning multiplication, they were back to addition and subtraction with the new program. Again, the teachers are amazing but even great teachers can only do so much. My children are now home schooled. I really loved this school, I hope the new principle is better then the last one, who was more interested in earning her next degree then actually being a principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2013

The perfect elementary school for my daughter. The class size is small which ensured she was getting attention from teacher. The Principal was amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

My children have attended Shaw since it opened 3 years ago. My kids love going to school and have truly enjoyed all the programs and amazing staff. Carl Schleich, Principal is an energetic, positive force felt throughout the school each and every day. Thank you Shaw for giving my kids the confidence and skills to move on to middle school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

Shaw is an awesome school, that has a very dedicated staff. My children did well when they attended Shaw.
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American90%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities83%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners92%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American91%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American82%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners85%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
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 Students91%
Female82%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American69%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American63%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female61%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American19%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female86%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American63%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
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%
Female86%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American70%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Special Education with Accomodation50%

Reading

All Students89%
Female98%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American90%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Special Education with Accomodation50%

Writing

All Students89%
Female95%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American90%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Special Education with Accomodation58%
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 77% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 14% 23%
Black 3% 4%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
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 42%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Wasilla, AK 99654
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