School Details

Aquarian Charter School

1705 West 32nd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99517
(907) 742-4900
9

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-6 378 students 17 students/teacher (AK avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

91%
79%
76%
91%
85%
81%
89%
81%
75%

Alaska Standards Based Assessment (SBA)

In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anchorage School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
78%
75%
92%
78%
75%
82%
53%
50%
92%
80%
76%

Alaska Standards Based Assessment (SBA)

In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anchorage School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
75%
70%
98%
82%
77%
98%
79%
73%

Alaska Standards Based Assessment (SBA)

In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anchorage School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
74%
70%
98%
79%
76%
86%
75%
70%

Alaska Standards Based Assessment (SBA)

In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anchorage School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Aquarian Charter School is a charter elementary school in Anchorage. 378 students attend Aquarian Charter School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0% of the 378 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Aquarian Charter School is 17:1. Northwood ABC Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 69% 46%
Hispanic 6% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 11%
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 9%
Multiracial 12% 13%
Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 40%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Awesome school-invested teachers committed and engaged principal and great parental support network! A significant attractant to remaining in the state and what a pleasure to see your little one bloom and grow in this nurturing but challenging environment.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love that Aquarian is an ability led school. They cater to all levels of students based on their individual needs starting in Kindergarten. The teachers are all fantastic and most of the students are very friendly. For the students who aren't friendly they seem to be addressed quickly and they have zero tolerance for bullying. The after school activities are fantastic and the exploration days are the highlight of the quarter for the students.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son attended Aquarian for kindergarten and 1st grade. I have absolutely loved this school. The teachers are great and love what they do. My son has excelled academically and socially. They provide great after school activities awesome exploration days and many different things to stimulate kids learning. You will never walk into Aquarian and not see parents there volunteering. It's a really nice thing to see. The staff and the families get along so well. I would recommend Aquarian to everyone that I know. We are moving out of state and I am honestly sad to leave Aquarian.

  • (4 years ago)

    Aquarian Charter school is a perfect balance of arts and sciences. It is a kid focused school with a lot of parent involvement. The inquiry-based delivery of the curriculum provides students with lots of problem solving opportunities which build important skills for later in life. Thanks Aquarian!!

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is so warm and inviting! The teachers and staff work with students closely create interesting and exciting learning experiences and students who become self motivated learners because of their efforts. We love Aquarian and would recommend the school to anyone that wants a strong academic program extra classes like Spanish and Technology and a small caring learning community!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school as two key factors for us great teachers and an academically challenging and flexible curriculum.

  • (4 years ago)

    Outstanding staff and administration. Friendly lively and positive. And recognized by other random district employees as elite.

  • (4 years ago)

    A great fit for my child. If you want to be part of your child's education this is a welcoming place. Children are tested to determine their placement level in core subjects and are moved along accordingly. Parents here are expected to participate and volunteer in many capacities for the good of the whole school. It has to be good or I wouldn't commit to driving across town twice a day for the foreseeable future just so my daughter can go there!

  • (4 years ago)

    Aquarian Charter School is a wonderful place for my children to learn. They take the time to understand the needs of the kids. Not only the faculty and administration but the parent volunteers as well.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent! Spanish art twice a week explorations... what's not to love? The staff and teachers really have the best interest of the students in mind. It is excellent that more is required of the parents than chauffeuring children to and from school by requiring volunteer hours.

  • (4 years ago)

    Aquarian Charter is focused on the kids parent involvement and great teachers!

  • (4 years ago)

    aquarian charter school is a family friendly place my kids love going to school.aquarian is the best.

  • (4 years ago)

    Amazing magical place. Children love to go to school- and skip down the hallways to classes.

  • (4 years ago)

    Aquarian is an amazing school that offers opportunities to children in our city that are not found in the normal public schools. They take the time to assure that each child is being taught at their learning level and don't hold back children who are ready to move forward. They are encouraging in every way. The teachers staff and parents are who make this school happen and the children are the awesome product of what is acheived daily.

  • (4 years ago)

    Aquarian does a great job of integrating science into fun activities. It is a school that has a goal of the basic R's yet appreciates the arts.

  • (4 years ago)

    We love the school. The staff is wonderful to work with the kids are active and respective. The teachers really inspire the children to want to learn.

  • (4 years ago)

    We love Aquarian because it is a community that lifts up and supports the children in their learning and creativity.

  • (4 years ago)

    Why do i and my son love aquarian.... Staff location teachers parent involvement education families classmates..... We could go on and on and on!

  • (4 years ago)

    Aquarian teaches a differentiated curriculum so students don't have to wait for the rest of the class to 'catch up' for them to learn new concepts and information.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have two very diverse kids with different needs and yet this school is so caring and well developed that both receive a great education there and it manages to maintain a full ciriculum including art music second language gym and supports other programs.

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Overall score

(based on 38 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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