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About This School

Bayshore Elementary School is a public elementary school in Anchorage. 527 students attend Bayshore Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 18% of the 527 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Bayshore Elementary School is 17:1. Chinook Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 51% 49%
Native American or Native Alaskan 5% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 6%
Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Asian 17% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 9%
Multiracial 14% 13%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 33%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    My child no longer attends Bayshore Elementary but did for half of his first grade year. Unfortunately they did not challenge him at all. He was labeled as an unmotivated learner but he was actually just extremely bored. Like all of the public schools in Anchorage they cater to the bottom of half of the learning spectrum trying to get kids up to standard. However if you're a smart child on the other end of the spectrum you're left to sit there and wait for your classmates to finish their work. His teacher had no desire to give him more challenging work and although he qualified for the Ignite program that's only once a week for 2-3 hours. The rest of the time he would have still been bored in his classroom. So we switched to a private school and I'm thrilled to say that he's thriving! For us it was worth the cutbacks we made to pay for private school because if the love for learning isn't instilled in a child at a young age it never will be. This was our experience with Bayshore in particular however it's sad that every public school in Anchorage is failing to challenge our children.

  • (5 months ago)

    I am not a parent but i am a student who has just moved in here from Middletown Maryland.I think Bayshore Elementary would be average. I like the events and curriculum and all that but i think the school can improve the staff. That would really help. Most of the other reasons are unexplainable. But the thing i really dislike about this school is... Bullying! I have bullied every week by certain students which i will not state the name of. I think this school is great but overall it could use some improvement.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have had 2 children at Bayshore and have found it to be an excellent community-based school where all learning styles interests abilities and cultures are embraced. The 6th grade middle-school model was a big benefit to the kids in preparing them for rotating classes locker use and different teaching styles in middle school Family involvement is encouraged and is a hallmark of this school that makes everyone feel welcome.

  • (6 years ago)

    i absolutely love this school .. my husband and brother in law attended this school as well as our cousins and now our son is here ! he loves it and we love the teachers as well !

  • (8 years ago)

    Not as a parent but as a student who attended this school 6 years ago I must say it is a very educational and fun learning environment. I now live on the east coast and the schools in Anchorage are more advanced than in the lower 48. When I moved here I was ahead of the classes I was in. It is the best school and I highly recommend the Baysore community if you are looking to move to Anchorage.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. Teacher meet high standards. The quality of the academic programs is excellent. Music art sport and others activities are part of the curriculum. This is one of the schools in Anchorage with a really high level of parent involvement.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son really enjoyed Bayshore. The teachers kept us informed and encouraged parent involvement. The Bayshore staff prepared my son for the transition to Middle School and currently my son is an Honor Student because of their efforts. I would recommend this school to new residents of Anchorage.

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