Taku Elementary School

701 E 72nd Ave
Anchorage, AK 99518
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Taku Elementary School serves 373 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Taku 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 40%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

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 stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 8% 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 466 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Taku Elementary School is 0.85, which is more 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
#261 out of 466 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:117:1
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American Indian
13%
23%
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Asian
11%
6%
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Hispanic
16%
7%
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Black
6%
3%
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White
19%
47%
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Hawaiian
12%
3%
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Two or more races
23%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.850.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
17%
6%
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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 Taku Elementary School is Polaris K-12 School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Anchorage Polaris K-12 School Magnet School
    Math: 38% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 482 students
    0.8 miles
    6200 Ashwood St
    Anchorage, AK 99507
    (907) 742-8700
    0.8 K-12 482
  • Anchorage Campbell Stem Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 353 students
    1.0 miles
    7206 Rovenna St
    Anchorage, AK 99518
    (907) 742-5560
    1 PK-6 353
  • Anchorage S.a.v.e. High School Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 160 students
    1.0 miles
    410 East 56th
    Anchorage, AK 99518
    (907) 742-1250
    1 9-12 160
  • Anchorage Northern Lights Abc K-8 School Magnet School
    Math: 70% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-8 | 628 students
    1.3 miles
    2424 East Dowling Rd
    Anchorage, AK 99507
    (907) 742-7500
    1.3 PK-8 628
  • Anchorage Abbott Loop Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 319 students
    1.4 miles
    8427 Lake Otis Pkwy
    Anchorage, AK 99507
    (907) 742-5400
    1.4 PK-6 319

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