Birchwood Abc Elementary School

  • Birchwood Abc Elementary School serves 292 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Birchwood Abc Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

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School Overview

  • Birchwood Abc Elementary School's student population of 292 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students292 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Birchwood Abc Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 465 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Birchwood Abc Elementary School is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#29 out of 465 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:117:1
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American Indian
7%
23%
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Asian
1%
6%
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Hispanic
4%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
74%
47%
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Hawaiian
2%
3%
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Two or more races
12%
11%
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Diversity Score0.440.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnchorage School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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