Girdwood School

680 Hightower
Girdwood, AK 99587
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Girdwood School serves 191 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Girdwood School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Top Rankings

Girdwood School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

Girdwood School's student population of 191 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students191 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Rankings

Girdwood School is ranked within the top 5% of all 461 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Girdwood School is 0.34, 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 Testing Rank
#19 out of 461 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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American Indian
3%
23%
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Asian
2%
6%
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Hispanic
5%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
81%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
3%
Two or more races
9%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.340.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Girdwood School is Hope School (17.1 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hope Hope School Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-12 | 17 students
    17.1 miles
    64782 Nearhouse Ln
    Hope, AK 99605
    (907) 782-3202
    17.1 PK-12 17
  • Whittier Whittier Community School Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-12 | 33 students
    20.1 miles
    Portage St
    Whittier, AK 99693
    (907) 472-2575
    20.1 PK-12 33
  • Anchorage Muldoon Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 454 students
    26.3 miles
    525 Cherry St
    Anchorage, AK 99504
    (907) 742-1460
    26.3 PK-6 454
  • Jber Ursa Major Elementary School Math: 45% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 477 students
    26.8 miles
    454 Dyea St
    Jber, AK 99505
    (907) 742-1600
    26.8 PK-6 477
  • Jber Ursa Minor Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-6 | 305 students
    26.9 miles
    336 Hoonah Ave
    Jber, AK 99505
    (907) 428-1311
    26.9 PK-6 305

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