Turnagain Elementary School

3500 W Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99517
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Turnagain Elementary School serves 329 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Turnagain Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is equal to the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 329 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Turnagain Elementary School's student population of 329 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
329 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Turnagain Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 443 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Turnagain Elementary School is 0.72, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#144 out of 443 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
13%
22%
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Asian
6%
5%
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Hispanic
7%
8%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
47%
47%
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Hawaiian
9%
3%
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Two or more races
17%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.72
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Turnagain Elementary School's ranking?
Turnagain Elementary School is ranked #144 out of 443 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Alaska.
What schools are Turnagain Elementary School often compared to?
Turnagain Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Willow Crest Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while 50-54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).
How many students attend Turnagain Elementary School?
329 students attend Turnagain Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
47% of Turnagain Elementary School students are White, 17% of students are Two or more races, 13% of students are American Indian, 9% of students are Hawaiian, 7% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Turnagain Elementary School?
Turnagain Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Turnagain Elementary School offer ?
Turnagain Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Turnagain Elementary School part of?
Turnagain Elementary School is part of Anchorage School District.

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5   4/27/2015
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 329 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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