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Fronteras Charter School

Charter | K-8

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted May 14, 2014

I recently learned that after 9 years of Spanish, the students only place out of level 1 Spanish when leaving middle school and entering local high school. Really? After 9 years of Spanish? Standardized testing scores aren't overall remarkable in non-Spanish subjects either. It seems like a good idea, just not a good program. We couldn't see the benefit of staying and are moving our boys elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2014

Fronteras is a unique learning environment with some fantastic attributes. The immersion approach means that students learn to leverage their language acquisition into alternative ways to problem solve--a hugely beneficial, life-long skill. Having never taken a language course in my life, I've grown to appreciate the value my daughters gain from their experiences at Fronteras. The founders, teachers and staff at Fronteras are committed to building a program that embraces diversity and celebrates learning. Charter schools all struggle, but my family is proud to have made the choice of Fronteras.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2014

In the last couple of years, the academic program of this school has deteriorated significantly. Teachers are NOT orientated with the mission of the school and therefore are set up to fail. Most do not understand the process of language immersion and therefore resort to English when they think their kids are struggling. This actually creates more problems. Administration thinks that if a teacher can speak Spanish they can teach immersion. There seems to be a lot of children struggling. I would not recommend this school at this time. They need to renew their vision and unify their staff and parents so everyone is on the same page. Sad to see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2012

I have currently have one child attending school at Fronteras. My child has been reading since Kindergarden. They give you online assignments to do with your children, reading and math. You as a parent, it is your responsiblity to study with your children and they will be reading and understanding math in no time. My child is reading chapter books and doing 2nd grade math and is in first grade. Parents, aunts and uncles cannot blame the public schools. Seriously, parents need to have more involvement with there childrens learning. Parents expect too much, they think a public school will teach there children all they need to know in life, wrong!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2012

I have two nephews, ages 7 and 9, who have attended Fronteras Charter School since kindergarten. Somehow, these two boys were passed lazily through multiple grades without so much as learning how to read, much less to write or do basic arithmetic. Furthermore, they don't know or understand Spanish. They've only just learned to read after being enrolled in an extracurricular program. I strongly recommend avoiding this school.


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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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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89%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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82%

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89%

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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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
65%

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>=90%

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87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%

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>=90%

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87%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%

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>=90%

2010

 
 
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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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>=80%

2010

 
 
>=90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

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.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

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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 69% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

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90%

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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 66% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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>=60%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

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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 Students97%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female100%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female100%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
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 Students96%
Female92%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female85%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female54%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female92%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
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 Students81%
Female73%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students94%
Female100%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
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

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Reading

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Writing

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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

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Reading

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Writing

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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 Students70%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

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Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Writing

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Proficient in Englishn/a
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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 75% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 12% 23%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 0% 4%
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 0%N/A41%
Male 43%N/A52%
Female 57%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Wasilla, AK 99654
Phone: (907) 745-2223

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