Taku Elementary School

  • Taku Elementary School serves 373 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Taku Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53%.

Top Placements

Taku Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

  • Taku Elementary School's student population of 373 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students373 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Taku 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 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Taku Elementary School is 0.84, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. 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)#295 out of 465 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Taku 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)25-29%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Taku 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 Ratio16:117:1
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American Indian
12%
23%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Taku Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Asian
10%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Taku Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
16%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Taku Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
6%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Taku Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
20%
47%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Taku Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
12%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Taku 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
24%
11%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Taku Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score0.840.70
This chart display the diversity score of Taku Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Taku Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Taku Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2013-14 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, middle school, and elementary school to Taku Elementary School is Polaris K-12 School (0.8 miles away)
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