School Details

Turnagain Elementary School

3500 West Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99517
(907) 742-7200
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 459 students 15 students/teacher (AK avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

70%
77%
75%
76%
84%
82%
68%
79%
74%

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 2011
  • Anchorage School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
78%
75%
64%
76%
74%
45%
51%
50%
76%
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 2011
  • Anchorage School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
74%
70%
82%
81%
79%
78%
79%
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 2011
  • Anchorage School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
71%
70%
86%
77%
75%
86%
74%
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 2011
  • Anchorage School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Turnagain Elementary School is a public elementary school in Anchorage. 459 children attend Turnagain Elementary School and identify primarily as Native American or Native Alaskan; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 36% of the 459 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Turnagain Elementary School is 15:1. Lake Hood Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Native American or Native Alaskan 8% 9%
Asian 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 59% 49%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 9%
Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 6%
Multiracial 17% 13%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My child began Kindergarten at Turnagain Elementary's Russian Immersion program this year (Fall 2010). I am very happy with his progress. He has no prior knowledge of Russian language yet after only three days of school was able to have a short conversation with me. I was amazed! I am further impressed by the MIR Inc. Parent's Program at Turnagain- it's pretty much the PTA for the Russian Immersion program. The parents are very involved & have great ideas & strong motivation to share how wonderful the program is. My child loves school and can't wait to go in the morning. I highly recommend Turnagain Elementary especially their Russian Immersion Program.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers and staff are very active partcipants in all of the school activities. Great parent volunteer support as well!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have a second grader who is in the Russian Immersion Program at Turnagain Elementary. Initially I was hesitant to enroll my student in the Russian program as our family has no ties to the Russian culture and Turnagain is not our neighborhood school. I am now so happy we took the plunge! The school is a fantastic learning environment. The teachers and staff are wonderfully open and inviting. The PTA and MIR (Russian Parent Group) are incredibly active and have done amazing things in support of the school and students. The school boasts several computer labs and has new interactive whiteboards for teaching in many of the classrooms with a plan to get all classrooms upgraded in the near future. There are also several after-school activities to include running club robotics club computer club and yearbook club (just to name a few few). This is a great school!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have 3 kids attending Turnagain Elementary School in Anchorage. We have been involved as a family in this school for over 5 years. It is a terrific positive supportive school. My kids are enrolled in the Russian Language Immersion program at this school the first of its kind in the US. The teachers and staff are supportive of those kids learning Russian in the K-6 program as well as the students not enrolled in the language program. We have the finances personally to send our children to private school but feel our kids are getting a top-notch quality education in a supportive environment. They are learning a 2nd language too which is a gift of its own. The PTA and MIR (Russian Parent group) are both great support organizations to the school and students. It's an excellent school with dedicated leaders.

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