Chinook Elementary

Summary:

Chinook Elementary is a public elementary school in Anchorage, Alaska, serving 481 students in grades PK-6. The school is part of the Anchorage School District, which is ranked 11th out of 24 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Chinook Elementary faces significant challenges, with a diverse student population and consistently underperforming academic results. The school has a high percentage of students from minority racial backgrounds, with only 23.49% of students identifying as White. Academically, Chinook Elementary's proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science are significantly lower than the district and state averages. The school's statewide ranking is also low, placing 164th out of 176 Alaska elementary schools in the 2022-2023 school year and earning a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger. Chinook's performance on various student subgroups, such as female students, male students, and low socioeconomic status students, is consistently below average compared to other Alaska elementary schools.

When compared to nearby schools in the Anchorage School District, Chinook Elementary consistently underperforms. For instance, Kincaid Elementary, Sand Lake Elementary, and Bayshore Elementary all have significantly higher academic proficiency rates and statewide rankings. Additionally, Chinook Elementary has a high percentage of students (77.55%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a predominantly low-income population that may contribute to the school's academic challenges.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 3101 W 88th Ave
       Anchorage, AK  99502


(907) 742-6700

District: Anchorage School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
164th of 176 Alaska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,391 Help


Students who attend Chinook Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Mears Middle School
High:    Dimond High School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.2 Help
Number of students:  481

Racial breakdown:

White:
23.5%
Two or more races:
20.8%
American Indian:
19.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  77.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Chinook Elementary ranks worse than 93.2% of elementary schools in Alaska. It also ranks 56th among 63 ranked elementary schools in the Anchorage School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 12.53. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Chinook Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (23.5%), two or more races (20.8%), American Indian (19.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 77.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Chinook Elementary is 18.2. 52 elementary schools in the Anchorage School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Chinook Elementary is $15,391. 32 elementary schools in the Anchorage School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Chinook Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Chinook Elementary 164th of 176 Alaska public elementary schools. (See Chinook Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Anchorage School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Anchorage School District 11th of 24 Alaska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Chinook Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Chinook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 50.38 133rd 213 37.6%
2006 44.51 137th 218 37.2%
2007 46.94 129th 212 39.2%
2008 53.23 124th 219 43.4%
2009 46.78 134th 226 40.7%
2010 51.29 135th 229 41.0%
2011 40.34 146th 223 34.5%
2012 50.70 137th 227 39.6%
2013 51.73 130th 223 41.7%
2014 61.17 97th 218 55.5%
2015 60.38 92nd 246 62.6%
2017 38.54 117th 180 35.0%
2018 34.06 132nd 186 29.0%
2019 35.23 125th 185 32.4%
2021 35.19 114th 173 34.1%
2022 23.90 133rd 171 22.2%
2023 12.53 164th 176 6.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Chinook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 29.11 62nd 73 15.1%
2021 30.05 34th 45 24.4%
2022 23.77 54th 58 6.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Chinook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 39.61 92nd 147 37.4%
2021 35.83 66th 110 40.0%
2022 19.71 86th 104 17.3%
2023 10.53 114th 119 4.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Chinook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 37.38 108th 159 32.1%
2021 41.98 76th 141 46.1%
2022 21.39 119th 143 16.8%
2023 14.48 135th 152 11.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Chinook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 34.68 107th 159 32.7%
2021 28.01 108th 142 23.9%
2022 19.16 129th 148 12.8%
2023 10.45 140th 148 5.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Chinook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 56.28 14th 41 65.9%
2021 45.45 16th 25 36.0%
2022 26.69 20th 26 23.1%
2023 27.62 25th 36 30.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Chinook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 52.32 13th 30 56.7%
2021 59.76 5th 16 68.8%
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Rank History for Native American students at Chinook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 49.83 30th 50 40.0%
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Rank History for White students at Chinook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 39.93 92nd 147 37.4%
2021 43.23 82nd 127 35.4%
2022 47.59 73rd 137 46.7%
2023 32.25 104th 138 24.6%
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Data source: test scores: Alaska Department of Education and Early Developmenr, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Chinook Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 411 27 44 15 54 n/a n/a 0 551
1990 391 35 55 12 57 n/a n/a 0 550
1991 402 34 51 19 60 n/a n/a 0 566
1992 412 40 53 21 64 n/a n/a 0 590
1993 415 45 69 22 56 n/a n/a 0 607
1994 407 52 72 31 64 n/a n/a 0 626
1995 382 37 82 20 63 n/a n/a 0 584
1996 382 37 82 20 63 n/a n/a 0 584
1997 342 35 107 31 55 n/a n/a 0 570
1998 319 28 109 23 67 n/a n/a 0 546
1999 338 38 88 21 79 n/a n/a 0 564
2000 323 54 99 21 87 n/a n/a 0 584
2001 299 40 94 26 84 n/a n/a 0 543
2002 275 47 100 37 99 n/a n/a 0 558
2003 275 47 100 37 99 n/a n/a 0 558
2004 273 32 101 37 106 n/a n/a 0 549
2005 261 45 96 32 122 n/a n/a 0 556
2006 252 39 108 36 110 n/a n/a 0 545
2007 220 29 112 37 105 n/a n/a 0 503
2008 168 20 101 56 56 n/a n/a 81 482
2009 183 25 66 48 55 31 99 0 507
2010 171 24 68 50 71 48 88 0 520
2011 166 28 76 51 95 52 75 0 543
2012 163 18 65 49 93 52 83 0 523
2013 152 17 50 46 96 53 76 0 490
2014 145 15 49 60 72 49 76 0 466
2015 150 16 51 66 70 33 80 0 466
2016 144 17 50 63 66 37 96 0 473
2017 152 25 60 65 74 48 105 0 529
2018 162 21 55 65 76 48 109 0 536
2019 119 26 51 60 63 48 119 0 486
2020 123 18 53 66 70 55 115 0 500
2021 86 12 45 58 56 42 95 0 394
2022 98 19 46 57 75 52 105 0 452
2023 113 21 45 57 93 52 100 0 481

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Chinook Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 551 27.3 20.1 15.8
1990 550 28.5 19.2 18.4
1991 566 27.0 20.9 94.9
1992 590 27.0 21.8 16.6
1993 607 27.0 22.5 16.1
1994 626 27.0 23.2 15.7
1995 584 28.0 20.9 19.3
1996 584 28.0 20.9 19.3
1997 570 28.0 20.4 20.2
1998 546 28.5 19.2 22.7
1999 564 29.0 19.4 34
2000 584 31.0 18.8 33
2001 543 33.0 16.5 29.3
2002 558 29.1 19.2 33.5
2003 558 29.1 19.2 33.5
2004 549 29.5 18.6 33.7
2005 556 28.0 19.9 42.4
2006 545 32.1 17.0 53.4
2007 503 29.6 17.0 52.1
2008 482 29.5 16.3 69.6
2009 507 29.4 17.2 61.9
2010 520 31.4 16.5 67.5
2011 543 33.6 16.1 72.9
2012 523 34.5 15.1 72.8
2013 490 30.3 16.1 69.8
2014 466 30.5 15.2 79.8
2015 466 28.0 16.6 68
2016 473 28.0 16.8 70
2017 529 32.1 16.4 78.1
2018 536 32.9 16.2 78
2019 486 32.0 15.1 19.5
2020 500 27.2 18.3 64.8
2021 394 23.8 16.5 n/a
2022 452 25.9 17.4 n/a
2023 481 26.4 18.2 77.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Chinook Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 551 27.3 20.1 15.8
1990 550 28.5 19.2 18.4
1991 566 27.0 20.9 94.9
1992 590 27.0 21.8 16.6
1993 607 27.0 22.5 16.1
1994 626 27.0 23.2 15.7
1995 584 28.0 20.9 19.3
1996 584 28.0 20.9 19.3
1997 570 28.0 20.4 20.2
1998 546 28.5 19.2 22.7
1999 564 29.0 19.4 34
2000 584 31.0 18.8 33
2001 543 33.0 16.5 29.3
2002 558 29.1 19.2 33.5
2003 558 29.1 19.2 33.5
2004 549 29.5 18.6 33.7
2005 556 28.0 19.9 42.4
2006 545 32.1 17.0 53.4
2007 503 29.6 17.0 52.1
2008 482 29.5 16.3 69.6
2009 507 29.4 17.2 61.9
2010 520 31.4 16.5 67.5
2011 543 33.6 16.1 72.9
2012 523 34.5 15.1 72.8
2013 490 30.3 16.1 69.8
2014 466 30.5 15.2 79.8
2015 466 28.0 16.6 68
2016 473 28.0 16.8 70
2017 529 32.1 16.4 78.1
2018 536 32.9 16.2 78
2019 486 32.0 15.1 19.5
2020 500 27.2 18.3 64.8
2021 394 23.8 16.5 n/a
2022 452 25.9 17.4 n/a
2023 481 26.4 18.2 77.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Chinook Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,044 (13.3%) $13,347 (86.7%) $15,391

Data source: Alaska Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Chinook Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 125th of 185 Elementary schoolsRanks 164th of 176 Elementary schools
 25.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
All Grades Science (Chinook Elementary)3121.3
 9.7%
   All Grades Science (Anchorage School District)46.639.4
 7.2%
   All Grades Science (Alaska)44.736.9
 7.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students486481
 1%
African American2621
 19.2%
American Indian6393
 47.6%
Asian5145
 11.8%
Hispanic6057
 5%
Pacific Islander4852
 8.3%
White119113
 5%
Two or More Races119100
 16%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients19.5%77.5%
 58%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Chinook Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 481 students attended Chinook Elementary.

Students who attend Chinook Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Mears Middle School
High : Dimond High School

Students at Chinook Elementary are 23% White, 21% Two or more races, 19% American Indian, 12% Hispanic, 11% Pacific Islander, 9% Asian, 4% African American.

Chinook Elementary ranks in the bottom 6.8% of Alaska elementary schools.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Alaska Department of Education and Early Developmenr.

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