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Anchorage School District

GreatSchools Rating: 7 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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5530 East Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99519
Anchorage Municipality County
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PH: (907) 742-4312

  • Grades PK, 1-12
  • 49,206 students
  • 98 schools

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 SBA Results

 
Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

Reading
 84% (2011)
 83% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 81% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

Writing
 79% (2011)
 79% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 78% (2008)
The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

Math
 77% (2011)
 81% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 79% (2008)
The state average for Math was 75% in 2011.

Source: AK Department of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 4

Reading
 76% (2011)
 81% (2010)
 79% (2009)
 84% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

Science
 51% (2011)
 51% (2010)
 45% (2009)
 49% (2008)
The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

Writing
 80% (2011)
 81% (2010)
 80% (2009)
 82% (2008)
The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

Math
 78% (2011)
 77% (2010)
 75% (2009)
 77% (2008)
The state average for Math was 75% in 2011.

Source: AK Department of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 5

Reading
 81% (2011)
 85% (2010)
 82% (2009)
 85% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

Writing
 79% (2011)
 78% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 79% (2008)
The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

Math
 74% (2011)
 78% (2010)
 74% (2009)
 78% (2008)
The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

Source: AK Department of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 6

Reading
 77% (2011)
 81% (2010)
 79% (2009)
 85% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

Writing
 74% (2011)
 76% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 78% (2008)
The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

Math
 71% (2011)
 77% (2010)
 72% (2009)
 77% (2008)
The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

Source: AK Department of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 7

Reading
 80% (2011)
 86% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 84% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 78% in 2011.

Writing
 75% (2011)
 74% (2010)
 76% (2009)
 74% (2008)
The state average for Writing was 73% in 2011.

Math
 70% (2011)
 70% (2010)
 68% (2009)
 71% (2008)
The state average for Math was 69% in 2011.

Source: AK Department of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 8

Reading
 83% (2011)
 86% (2010)
 82% (2009)
 86% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

Science
 60% (2011)
 61% (2010)
 59% (2009)
 53% (2008)
The state average for Science was 57% in 2011.

Writing
 78% (2011)
 74% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 75% (2008)
The state average for Writing was 77% in 2011.

Math
 67% (2011)
 70% (2010)
 66% (2009)
 69% (2008)
The state average for Math was 68% in 2011.

Source: AK Department of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 9

Reading
 82% (2011)
 85% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 87% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 81% in 2011.

Writing
 76% (2011)
 76% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 77% (2008)
The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

Math
 61% (2011)
 66% (2010)
 63% (2009)
 70% (2008)
The state average for Math was 60% in 2011.

Source: AK Department of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 10

Reading
 75% (2011)
 80% (2010)
 85% (2009)
 83% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

Science
 69% (2011)
 67% (2010)
 68% (2009)
 63% (2008)
The state average for Science was 65% in 2011.

Writing
 75% (2011)
 75% (2010)
 79% (2009)
 77% (2008)
The state average for Writing was 73% in 2011.

Math
 65% (2011)
 64% (2010)
 71% (2009)
 66% (2008)
The state average for Math was 63% in 2011.

Source: AK Department of Education, 2010-2011

About the Tests

  • In 2010-2011 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.

Testing in Alaska: An Overview

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 SBA Results By Subgroup

 
Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3
ReadingThis District
All Students84%
Female88%
Male81%
African American79%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic82%
Mixed ethnicity82%
Alaska Native/American Indian71%
Caucasian91%
Low income76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled50%
Non disabled90%
English language learners61%
Migrant75%

WritingThis District
All Students79%
Female83%
Male74%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic75%
Mixed ethnicity75%
Alaska Native/American Indian58%
Caucasian88%
Low income67%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabled52%
Non disabled83%
English language learners51%
Migrant62%

MathThis District
All Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic71%
Mixed ethnicity74%
Alaska Native/American Indian64%
Caucasian88%
Low income65%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled48%
Non disabled82%
English language learners45%
Migrant63%
Source: AK Department of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
African American62%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic72%
Mixed ethnicity76%
Alaska Native/American Indian62%
Caucasian88%
Low income64%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabled40%
Non disabled82%
English language learners33%
Migrant71%

ScienceThis District
All Students51%
Female47%
Male54%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islander25%
Hispanic43%
Mixed ethnicity47%
Alaska Native/American Indian29%
Caucasian70%
Low income34%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Disabled30%
Non disabled54%
English language learners9%
Migrant38%

WritingThis District
All Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic75%
Mixed ethnicity79%
Alaska Native/American Indian64%
Caucasian88%
Low income70%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled51%
Non disabled84%
English language learners52%
Migrant71%

MathThis District
All Students78%
Female78%
Male79%
African American65%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic73%
Mixed ethnicity76%
Alaska Native/American Indian64%
Caucasian88%
Low income69%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabled46%
Non disabled84%
English language learners52%
Migrant72%
Source: AK Department of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic81%
Mixed ethnicity80%
Alaska Native/American Indian64%
Caucasian89%
Low income72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled39%
Non disabled88%
English language learners43%
Migrant75%

WritingThis District
All Students79%
Female85%
Male73%
African American64%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic75%
Mixed ethnicity77%
Alaska Native/American Indian64%
Caucasian87%
Low income70%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabled44%
Non disabled85%
English language learners47%
Migrant73%

MathThis District
All Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
African American53%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic64%
Mixed ethnicity72%
Alaska Native/American Indian61%
Caucasian84%
Low income63%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Disabled32%
Non disabled81%
English language learners35%
Migrant68%
Source: AK Department of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic73%
Mixed ethnicity77%
Alaska Native/American Indian58%
Caucasian89%
Low income63%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabled33%
Non disabled84%
English language learners23%
Migrant71%

WritingThis District
All Students74%
Female81%
Male68%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic71%
Mixed ethnicity68%
Alaska Native/American Indian54%
Caucasian86%
Low income61%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled31%
Non disabled82%
English language learners26%
Migrant66%

MathThis District
All Students71%
Female73%
Male70%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic67%
Mixed ethnicity65%
Alaska Native/American Indian55%
Caucasian82%
Low income58%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Disabled28%
Non disabled79%
English language learners28%
Migrant66%
Source: AK Department of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students80%
Female84%
Male77%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic77%
Mixed ethnicity81%
Alaska Native/American Indian62%
Caucasian89%
Low income68%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabled36%
Non disabled87%
English language learners35%
Migrant69%

WritingThis District
All Students75%
Female82%
Male68%
African American61%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic72%
Mixed ethnicity76%
Alaska Native/American Indian54%
Caucasian86%
Low income62%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled29%
Non disabled82%
English language learners29%
Migrant64%

MathThis District
All Students70%
Female73%
Male67%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic64%
Mixed ethnicity69%
Alaska Native/American Indian52%
Caucasian80%
Low income56%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Disabled21%
Non disabled77%
English language learners29%
Migrant59%
Source: AK Department of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students83%
Female88%
Male79%
African American72%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic76%
Mixed ethnicity80%
Alaska Native/American Indian71%
Caucasian91%
Low income72%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled39%
Non disabled89%
English language learners49%
Migrant72%

ScienceThis District
All Students60%
Female60%
Male60%
African American37%
Asian/Pacific Islander42%
Hispanic47%
Mixed ethnicity49%
Alaska Native/American Indian39%
Caucasian78%
Low income38%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Disabled19%
Non disabled66%
English language learners7%
Migrant48%

WritingThis District
All Students78%
Female86%
Male70%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic69%
Mixed ethnicity72%
Alaska Native/American Indian60%
Caucasian87%
Low income65%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabled29%
Non disabled84%
English language learners39%
Migrant66%

MathThis District
All Students67%
Female69%
Male64%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic56%
Mixed ethnicity58%
Alaska Native/American Indian49%
Caucasian78%
Low income51%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Disabled19%
Non disabled73%
English language learners32%
Migrant53%
Source: AK Department of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 9
ReadingThis District
All Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
African American68%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic77%
Mixed ethnicity80%
Alaska Native/American Indian73%
Caucasian90%
Low income70%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled43%
Non disabled87%
English language learners36%
Migrant74%

WritingThis District
All Students76%
Female83%
Male69%
African American60%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic69%
Mixed ethnicity73%
Alaska Native/American Indian64%
Caucasian85%
Low income63%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Disabled30%
Non disabled82%
English language learners25%
Migrant62%

MathThis District
All Students61%
Female61%
Male60%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic51%
Mixed ethnicity55%
Alaska Native/American Indian47%
Caucasian71%
Low income44%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Disabled17%
Non disabled66%
English language learners22%
Migrant47%
Source: AK Department of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 10
ReadingThis District
All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic67%
Mixed ethnicity77%
Alaska Native/American Indian61%
Caucasian86%
Low income55%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Disabled31%
Non disabled80%
English language learners20%
Migrant55%

ScienceThis District
All Students69%
Female66%
Male72%
African American39%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic54%
Mixed ethnicity71%
Alaska Native/American Indian60%
Caucasian82%
Low income48%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Disabled29%
Non disabled73%
English language learners16%
Migrant55%

WritingThis District
All Students75%
Female81%
Male70%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic66%
Mixed ethnicity77%
Alaska Native/American Indian60%
Caucasian85%
Low income57%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Disabled24%
Non disabled81%
English language learners28%
Migrant60%

MathThis District
All Students65%
Female65%
Male64%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic53%
Mixed ethnicity65%
Alaska Native/American Indian47%
Caucasian76%
Low income46%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Disabled17%
Non disabled70%
English language learners27%
Migrant47%
Source: AK Department of Education, 2010-2011

About the Tests

  • In 2010-2011 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.

Testing in Alaska: An Overview

See Alaska's state standards

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 HSGQE Results

 
Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 10

Reading
 84% (2011)
 84% (2010)
 92% (2009)
 87% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

Writing
 74% (2011)
 75% (2010)
 80% (2009)
 79% (2008)
The state average for Writing was 71% in 2011.

Math
 76% (2011)
 79% (2010)
 83% (2009)
 81% (2008)
The state average for Math was 77% in 2011.

Source: AK Department of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 11

Reading
 55% (2011)
 51% (2010)
 68% (2009)
The state average for Reading was 57% in 2011.

Writing
 51% (2011)
 40% (2010)
 53% (2009)
The state average for Writing was 52% in 2011.

Math
 34% (2011)
 33% (2010)
 47% (2009)
The state average for Math was 38% in 2011.

Source: AK Department of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 12

Reading
 50% (2011)
 51% (2010)
 57% (2009)
The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

Writing
 43% (2011)
 39% (2010)
 60% (2009)
The state average for Writing was 46% in 2011.

Math
 27% (2011)
 29% (2010)
 39% (2009)
The state average for Math was 32% in 2011.

Source: AK Department of Education, 2010-2011

About the Tests

  • In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math.
  • The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska.
  • The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Testing in Alaska: An Overview

See Alaska's state standards

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 HSGQE Results By Subgroup

 
Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 10
ReadingThis District
All Students84%
Female87%
Male80%
African American70%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic76%
Mixed ethnicity86%
Alaska Native/American Indian73%
Caucasian92%
Low income68%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled44%
Non disabled88%
English language learners38%
Migrant72%

WritingThis District
All Students74%
Female81%
Male67%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic65%
Mixed ethnicity74%
Alaska Native/American Indian55%
Caucasian83%
Low income56%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Disabled24%
Non disabled79%
English language learners29%
Migrant56%

MathThis District
All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic66%
Mixed ethnicity81%
Alaska Native/American Indian59%
Caucasian86%
Low income60%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Disabled30%
Non disabled81%
English language learners39%
Migrant64%
Source: AK Department of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 11
ReadingThis District
All Students55%
Female61%
Male51%
African American49%
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanic56%
Mixed ethnicity64%
Alaska Native/American Indian36%
Caucasian71%
Low income48%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Disabled37%
Non disabled66%
English language learners38%
Migrant44%

WritingThis District
All Students51%
Female59%
Male47%
African American43%
Asian/Pacific Islander44%
Hispanic50%
Mixed ethnicity61%
Alaska Native/American Indian40%
Caucasian61%
Low income43%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Disabled36%
Non disabled59%
English language learners35%
Migrant52%

MathThis District
All Students34%
Female36%
Male32%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islander35%
Hispanic31%
Mixed ethnicity36%
Alaska Native/American Indian25%
Caucasian41%
Low income29%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Disabled21%
Non disabled41%
English language learners23%
Migrant16%
Source: AK Department of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 12
ReadingThis District
All Students50%
Female49%
Male51%
African American25%
Asian/Pacific Islander38%
Hispanic59%
Alaska Native/American Indian50%
Caucasian72%
Low income42%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Disabled42%
Non disabled54%
English language learners34%
Migrant50%

WritingThis District
All Students43%
Female43%
Male43%
African American39%
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic33%
Mixed ethnicity<=40%
Alaska Native/American Indian32%
Caucasian57%
Low income39%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Disabled28%
Non disabled51%
English language learners32%
Migrant39%

MathThis District
All Students27%
Female20%
Male34%
African American26%
Asian/Pacific Islander12%
Hispanic31%
Mixed ethnicity33%
Alaska Native/American Indian20%
Caucasian41%
Low income21%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Disabled21%
Non disabled29%
English language learners21%
Migrant<=25%
Source: AK Department of Education, 2010-2011

About the Tests

  • In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math.
  • The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska.
  • The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Testing in Alaska: An Overview

See Alaska's state standards

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