Government Hill Elementary School

  • Government Hill Elementary School serves 472 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (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 40% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Government Hill Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53%.

School Overview

  • Government Hill Elementary School's student population of 472 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students472 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Government Hill Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Government Hill Elementary School is 0.64, 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)#236 out of 465 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Government Hill Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alaska by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Government Hill Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alaska by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
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American Indian
1%
23%
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Asian
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Government Hill Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
53%
7%
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Black
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Government Hill Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
27%
47%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Government Hill Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
7%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Government Hill Elementary School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
8%
11%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Government Hill Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score0.640.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Government Hill Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
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 and middle school to Government Hill Elementary School is Avail School (1.0 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is Aurora Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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