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Anchorage School District

GreatSchools Rating: 6 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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5530 East Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99504
Anchorage Municipality County
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PH: (907) 742-4312

  • Grades PK-12
  • 48,765 students
  • 98 schools

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 SBA Results

 
Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

Reading
 85% (2013)
 85% (2012)
 84% (2011)
 83% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 81% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

Writing
 81% (2013)
 82% (2012)
 79% (2011)
 79% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 78% (2008)
The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

Math
 79% (2013)
 79% (2012)
 77% (2011)
 81% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 79% (2008)
The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

Source: AK Department of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4

Reading
 78% (2013)
 80% (2012)
 76% (2011)
 81% (2010)
 79% (2009)
 84% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

Science
 53% (2013)
 54% (2012)
 51% (2011)
 51% (2010)
 45% (2009)
 49% (2008)
The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

Writing
 80% (2013)
 81% (2012)
 80% (2011)
 81% (2010)
 80% (2009)
 82% (2008)
The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

Math
 78% (2013)
 77% (2012)
 78% (2011)
 77% (2010)
 75% (2009)
 77% (2008)
The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

Source: AK Department of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Reading
 82% (2013)
 84% (2012)
 81% (2011)
 85% (2010)
 82% (2009)
 85% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

Writing
 79% (2013)
 80% (2012)
 79% (2011)
 78% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 79% (2008)
The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

Math
 75% (2013)
 75% (2012)
 74% (2011)
 78% (2010)
 74% (2009)
 78% (2008)
The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

Source: AK Department of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6

Reading
 79% (2013)
 80% (2012)
 77% (2011)
 81% (2010)
 79% (2009)
 85% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

Writing
 75% (2013)
 74% (2012)
 74% (2011)
 76% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 78% (2008)
The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

Math
 74% (2013)
 73% (2012)
 71% (2011)
 77% (2010)
 72% (2009)
 77% (2008)
The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

Source: AK Department of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

Reading
 80% (2013)
 81% (2012)
 80% (2011)
 86% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 84% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

Writing
 77% (2013)
 77% (2012)
 75% (2011)
 74% (2010)
 76% (2009)
 74% (2008)
The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

Math
 72% (2013)
 68% (2012)
 70% (2011)
 70% (2010)
 68% (2009)
 71% (2008)
The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

Source: AK Department of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Reading
 82% (2013)
 82% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 86% (2010)
 82% (2009)
 86% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

Science
 60% (2013)
 61% (2012)
 60% (2011)
 61% (2010)
 59% (2009)
 53% (2008)
The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

Writing
 76% (2013)
 77% (2012)
 78% (2011)
 74% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 75% (2008)
The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

Math
 67% (2013)
 69% (2012)
 67% (2011)
 70% (2010)
 66% (2009)
 69% (2008)
The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

Source: AK Department of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 9

Reading
 83% (2013)
 84% (2012)
 82% (2011)
 85% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 87% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

Writing
 77% (2013)
 75% (2012)
 76% (2011)
 76% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 77% (2008)
The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

Math
 66% (2013)
 65% (2012)
 61% (2011)
 66% (2010)
 63% (2009)
 70% (2008)
The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

Source: AK Department of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10

Reading
 76% (2013)
 79% (2012)
 75% (2011)
 80% (2010)
 85% (2009)
 83% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

Science
 69% (2013)
 66% (2012)
 69% (2011)
 67% (2010)
 68% (2009)
 63% (2008)
The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

Writing
 75% (2013)
 73% (2012)
 75% (2011)
 75% (2010)
 79% (2009)
 77% (2008)
The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

Math
 65% (2013)
 64% (2012)
 65% (2011)
 64% (2010)
 71% (2009)
 66% (2008)
The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

Source: AK Department of Education, 2012-2013

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 Students85%
Female89%
Male82%
African American77%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic82%
Mixed ethnicity85%
Alaska Native/American Indian79%
Caucasian91%
Low income79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled45%
Non disabled92%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English88%
Migrant81%
Non-migrant86%

WritingThis District
All Students81%
Female85%
Male76%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic76%
Mixed ethnicity80%
Alaska Native/American Indian69%
Caucasian89%
Low income72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled51%
Non disabled85%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English84%
Migrant74%
Non-migrant81%

MathThis District
All Students79%
Female81%
Male78%
African American70%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic72%
Mixed ethnicity79%
Alaska Native/American Indian71%
Caucasian88%
Low income70%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabled46%
Non disabled84%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English83%
Migrant72%
Non-migrant80%
Source: AK Department of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
African American67%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic75%
Mixed ethnicity76%
Alaska Native/American Indian59%
Caucasian88%
Low income68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabled39%
Non disabled84%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English83%
Migrant73%
Non-migrant79%

ScienceThis District
All Students53%
Female51%
Male55%
African American31%
Asian/Pacific Islander30%
Hispanic43%
Mixed ethnicity47%
Alaska Native/American Indian32%
Caucasian73%
Low income36%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Disabled27%
Non disabled57%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English58%
Migrant45%
Non-migrant54%

WritingThis District
All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
African American73%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic77%
Mixed ethnicity76%
Alaska Native/American Indian65%
Caucasian87%
Low income71%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled48%
Non disabled85%
English language learners52%
Proficient in English84%
Migrant74%
Non-migrant81%

MathThis District
All Students78%
Female79%
Male78%
African American62%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic73%
Mixed ethnicity76%
Alaska Native/American Indian62%
Caucasian88%
Low income69%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabled42%
Non disabled84%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English82%
Migrant79%
Non-migrant78%
Source: AK Department of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic78%
Mixed ethnicity81%
Alaska Native/American Indian63%
Caucasian90%
Low income72%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled41%
Non disabled88%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English86%
Migrant71%
Non-migrant82%

WritingThis District
All Students79%
Female84%
Male73%
African American73%
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanic73%
Mixed ethnicity76%
Alaska Native/American Indian60%
Caucasian87%
Low income68%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled39%
Non disabled85%
English language learners41%
Proficient in English83%
Migrant63%
Non-migrant80%

MathThis District
All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
African American60%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic67%
Mixed ethnicity74%
Alaska Native/American Indian56%
Caucasian85%
Low income65%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled36%
Non disabled82%
English language learners41%
Proficient in English79%
Migrant63%
Non-migrant76%
Source: AK Department of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
African American68%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic77%
Mixed ethnicity78%
Alaska Native/American Indian66%
Caucasian90%
Low income67%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabled39%
Non disabled84%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English84%
Migrant71%
Non-migrant79%

WritingThis District
All Students75%
Female82%
Male70%
African American65%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic74%
Mixed ethnicity74%
Alaska Native/American Indian54%
Caucasian87%
Low income64%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled37%
Non disabled81%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English80%
Migrant66%
Non-migrant76%

MathThis District
All Students74%
Female75%
Male74%
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic70%
Mixed ethnicity71%
Alaska Native/American Indian60%
Caucasian86%
Low income62%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled34%
Non disabled80%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English79%
Migrant66%
Non-migrant75%
Source: AK Department of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic76%
Mixed ethnicity79%
Alaska Native/American Indian67%
Caucasian90%
Low income69%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled36%
Non disabled86%
English language learners28%
Proficient in English84%
Migrant74%
Non-migrant80%

WritingThis District
All Students77%
Female84%
Male70%
African American62%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic75%
Mixed ethnicity75%
Alaska Native/American Indian61%
Caucasian86%
Low income65%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled30%
Non disabled84%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English81%
Migrant69%
Non-migrant77%

MathThis District
All Students72%
Female75%
Male69%
African American51%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic63%
Mixed ethnicity69%
Alaska Native/American Indian61%
Caucasian82%
Low income59%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Disabled22%
Non disabled80%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English75%
Migrant67%
Non-migrant72%
Source: AK Department of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
African American72%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic80%
Mixed ethnicity82%
Alaska Native/American Indian65%
Caucasian91%
Low income71%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabled43%
Non disabled88%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English86%
Migrant74%
Non-migrant83%

ScienceThis District
All Students60%
Female59%
Male60%
African American34%
Asian/Pacific Islander40%
Hispanic49%
Mixed ethnicity59%
Alaska Native/American Indian38%
Caucasian78%
Low income39%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Disabled19%
Non disabled66%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English65%
Migrant43%
Non-migrant61%

WritingThis District
All Students76%
Female84%
Male69%
African American66%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic72%
Mixed ethnicity72%
Alaska Native/American Indian54%
Caucasian87%
Low income64%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled30%
Non disabled84%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English81%
Migrant67%
Non-migrant77%

MathThis District
All Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
African American45%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic59%
Mixed ethnicity65%
Alaska Native/American Indian48%
Caucasian80%
Low income51%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Disabled20%
Non disabled75%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English71%
Migrant55%
Non-migrant68%
Source: AK Department of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 9
ReadingThis District
All Students83%
Female88%
Male79%
African American72%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic80%
Mixed ethnicity83%
Alaska Native/American Indian68%
Caucasian92%
Low income72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabled42%
Non disabled89%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English87%
Migrant72%
Non-migrant84%

WritingThis District
All Students77%
Female84%
Male71%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islander66%
Hispanic73%
Mixed ethnicity74%
Alaska Native/American Indian59%
Caucasian88%
Low income63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled28%
Non disabled84%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English82%
Migrant62%
Non-migrant78%

MathThis District
All Students66%
Female66%
Male65%
African American40%
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic55%
Mixed ethnicity61%
Alaska Native/American Indian47%
Caucasian78%
Low income50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Disabled16%
Non disabled72%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English69%
Migrant51%
Non-migrant66%
Source: AK Department of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10
ReadingThis District
All Students76%
Female81%
Male71%
African American61%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic68%
Mixed ethnicity72%
Alaska Native/American Indian54%
Caucasian88%
Low income59%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled32%
Non disabled82%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English80%
Migrant62%
Non-migrant77%

ScienceThis District
All Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
African American47%
Asian/Pacific Islander49%
Hispanic54%
Mixed ethnicity69%
Alaska Native/American Indian52%
Caucasian84%
Low income46%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Disabled29%
Non disabled74%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English73%
Migrant51%
Non-migrant70%

WritingThis District
All Students75%
Female82%
Male68%
African American55%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic62%
Mixed ethnicity74%
Alaska Native/American Indian49%
Caucasian86%
Low income58%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Disabled27%
Non disabled81%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English79%
Migrant57%
Non-migrant76%

MathThis District
All Students65%
Female67%
Male64%
African American42%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic50%
Mixed ethnicity59%
Alaska Native/American Indian41%
Caucasian78%
Low income45%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Disabled18%
Non disabled71%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English68%
Migrant48%
Non-migrant66%
Source: AK Department of Education, 2012-2013

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% (2013)
 84% (2012)
 84% (2011)
 84% (2010)
 92% (2009)
 87% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

Writing
 74% (2013)
 75% (2012)
 74% (2011)
 75% (2010)
 80% (2009)
 79% (2008)
The state average for Writing was 72% in 2013.

Math
 76% (2013)
 80% (2012)
 76% (2011)
 79% (2010)
 83% (2009)
 81% (2008)
The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

Source: AK Department of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 11

Reading
 50% (2013)
 45% (2012)
 55% (2011)
 51% (2010)
 68% (2009)
The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

Writing
 39% (2013)
 39% (2012)
 51% (2011)
 40% (2010)
 53% (2009)
The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

Math
 27% (2013)
 39% (2012)
 34% (2011)
 33% (2010)
 47% (2009)
The state average for Math was 35% in 2013.

Source: AK Department of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 12

Reading
 46% (2013)
 39% (2012)
 50% (2011)
 51% (2010)
 57% (2009)
The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

Writing
 36% (2013)
 38% (2012)
 43% (2011)
 39% (2010)
 60% (2009)
The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

Math
 26% (2013)
 34% (2012)
 27% (2011)
 29% (2010)
 39% (2009)
The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

Source: AK Department of Education, 2012-2013

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%
Female88%
Male80%
African American73%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic79%
Mixed ethnicity83%
Alaska Native/American Indian65%
Caucasian93%
Low income70%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled45%
Non disabled89%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English88%
Migrant73%
Non-migrant85%

WritingThis District
All Students74%
Female81%
Male66%
African American55%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic61%
Mixed ethnicity72%
Alaska Native/American Indian47%
Caucasian84%
Low income56%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Disabled25%
Non disabled80%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English77%
Migrant55%
Non-migrant75%

MathThis District
All Students76%
Female77%
Male76%
African American55%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic67%
Mixed ethnicity72%
Alaska Native/American Indian57%
Caucasian87%
Low income59%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled31%
Non disabled82%
English language learners37%
Proficient in English79%
Migrant67%
Non-migrant77%
Source: AK Department of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 11
ReadingThis District
All Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
African American53%
Asian/Pacific Islander37%
Hispanic41%
Mixed ethnicity58%
Alaska Native/American Indian48%
Caucasian66%
Low income46%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Disabled39%
Non disabled56%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English59%
Migrant47%
Non-migrant50%

WritingThis District
All Students39%
Female45%
Male35%
African American41%
Asian/Pacific Islander31%
Hispanic36%
Mixed ethnicity42%
Alaska Native/American Indian31%
Caucasian48%
Low income36%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Disabled28%
Non disabled44%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English42%
Migrant36%
Non-migrant39%

MathThis District
All Students27%
Female22%
Male32%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islander25%
Hispanic16%
Mixed ethnicity26%
Alaska Native/American Indian21%
Caucasian40%
Low income23%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Disabled15%
Non disabled32%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English31%
Migrant25%
Non-migrant27%
Source: AK Department of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 12
ReadingThis District
All Students46%
Female46%
Male46%
African American41%
Asian/Pacific Islander36%
Hispanic40%
Mixed ethnicity62%
Alaska Native/American Indian51%
Caucasian62%
Low income45%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Disabled49%
Non disabled45%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English62%
Migrant56%
Non-migrant45%

WritingThis District
All Students36%
Female33%
Male37%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islander35%
Hispanic34%
Mixed ethnicity45%
Alaska Native/American Indian24%
Caucasian43%
Low income31%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Disabled25%
Non disabled44%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English43%
Migrant25%
Non-migrant37%

MathThis District
All Students26%
Female23%
Male29%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islander25%
Hispanic28%
Mixed ethnicity24%
Alaska Native/American Indian22%
Caucasian37%
Low income24%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Disabled16%
Non disabled33%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English31%
Migrant28%
Non-migrant26%
Source: AK Department of Education, 2012-2013

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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 Teachers

 
Teacher data was not reported for this district.

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
Information about this data
Source:
EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
Unspecified100%n/a

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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