Girdwood School

Public PK, KG-8

 680 Hightower
       Girdwood, AK  99587-0189


(907) 742-5300

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District: Anchorage School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
11th of 185 Alaska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,027 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5
Number of students:  205

Racial breakdown:

White:
82.9%
Hispanic:
5.9%
Two or more races:
5.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  14.1%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Alaska Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Girdwood School ranks better than 94.1% of elementary schools in Alaska. It also ranks 6th among 64 ranked elementary schools in the Anchorage School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.01. (See more...)
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Compare Details Girdwood School ranks better than 75.8% of middle schools in Alaska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 73.42. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (82.9%), Hispanic (5.9%), two or more races (5.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 14.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Girdwood School is 13.5, which is the 6th best among 64 elementary schools in the Anchorage School District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Girdwood School is $18,027, which is the 18th highest among 64 elementary schools in the Anchorage School District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Girdwood School:

SchoolDigger ranks Girdwood School 11th of 185 Alaska public elementary schools. (See Girdwood School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Girdwood School 24th of 99 Alaska public middle schools. (See Girdwood School in the ranking list.)

Anchorage School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Anchorage School District 15th of 22 Alaska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Girdwood School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 69.03 73rd 213 65.7%
2006 67.96 82nd 218 62.4%
2008 74.84 47th 219 78.5%
2009 76.70 42nd 226 81.4%
2010 82.48 15th 229 93.4%
2012 62.16 95th 227 58.1%
2014 75.03 52nd 218 76.1%
2015 91.70 13th 246 94.7%
2017 91.46 8th 180 95.6%
2018 91.25 6th 186 96.8%
2019 89.01 11th 185 94.1%

Data source: test scores: Alaska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Girdwood School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 73.08 30th 131 77.1%
2010 85.03 9th 136 93.4%
2012 86.44 8th 135 94.1%
2015 95.06 3rd 151 98.0%
2017 83.01 9th 88 89.8%
2018 87.64 4th 96 95.8%
2019 73.42 24th 99 75.8%

Data source: test scores: Alaska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Girdwood School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 113 2 0 0 2 n/a n/a 0 117
1990 395 20 24 17 74 n/a n/a 0 530
1991 387 25 25 27 78 n/a n/a 0 542
1992 397 14 36 27 73 n/a n/a 0 547
1993 146 1 0 1 2 n/a n/a 0 150
1994 152 3 0 1 7 n/a n/a 0 163
1995 165 1 2 1 3 n/a n/a 0 172
1996 165 1 2 1 3 n/a n/a 0 172
1997 136 1 3 2 2 n/a n/a 0 144
1998 142 2 2 4 3 n/a n/a 0 153
1999 152 4 4 2 2 n/a n/a 0 164
2000 139 2 4 3 4 n/a n/a 0 152
2001 137 4 2 11 4 n/a n/a 0 158
2002 136 5 4 13 7 n/a n/a 0 165
2003 136 5 4 13 7 n/a n/a 0 165
2004 147 5 5 11 6 n/a n/a 0 174
2005 144 6 4 11 4 n/a n/a 0 169
2006 144 5 3 6 6 n/a n/a 0 164
2007 131 2 1 6 5 n/a n/a 0 145
2008 133 0 2 11 2 n/a n/a 5 153
2009 142 0 4 9 3 0 6 0 164
2010 142 0 4 7 3 0 5 0 161
2011 149 0 4 5 3 0 4 0 165
2012 160 0 7 7 3 0 7 0 184
2013 151 0 4 12 4 0 7 0 178
2014 155 0 5 11 4 0 10 0 185
2015 158 0 6 13 3 0 9 0 189
2016 162 0 5 13 4 0 13 0 197
2017 161 0 3 8 5 0 15 0 192
2018 154 0 5 10 5 0 17 0 191
2019 147 0 5 10 5 0 16 0 183
2020 170 0 6 12 5 0 12 0 205

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 Girdwood School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 117 7.5 15.6 63.2
1990 530 27.7 19.1 13.2
1991 542 27.0 20.0 15.7
1992 547 27.0 20.2 17.4
1993 150 7.5 20.0 6.7
1994 163 7.5 21.7 6.1
1995 172 10.5 16.4 2.9
1996 172 10.5 16.4 2.9
1997 144 10.5 13.7 3.5
1998 153 9.5 16.1 5.9
1999 164 9.5 17.3 37.2
2000 152 10.5 14.5 13.8
2001 158 10.5 15.0 5.7
2002 165 10.2 16.2 9.1
2003 165 10.2 16.2 9.1
2004 174 10.6 16.4 6.9
2005 169 10.5 16.1 9.5
2006 164 10.5 15.6 14.6
2007 145 10.2 14.2 60
2008 153 10.5 14.6 18.2
2009 164 11.9 13.8 18.3
2010 161 11.8 13.6 16.1
2011 165 11.2 14.6 20.6
2012 184 11.3 16.2 20.1
2013 178 11.0 16.1 17.4
2014 185 12.9 14.3 25.9
2015 189 13.0 14.5 17.5
2016 197 13.0 15.1 15.2
2017 192 13.9 13.7 10.9
2018 191 14.6 13.0 14.7
2019 183 13.0 14.0 n/a
2020 205 15.1 13.5 14.1

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Girdwood School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 117 7.5 15.6 63.2
1990 530 27.7 19.1 13.2
1991 542 27.0 20.0 15.7
1992 547 27.0 20.2 17.4
1993 150 7.5 20.0 6.7
1994 163 7.5 21.7 6.1
1995 172 10.5 16.4 2.9
1996 172 10.5 16.4 2.9
1997 144 10.5 13.7 3.5
1998 153 9.5 16.1 5.9
1999 164 9.5 17.3 37.2
2000 152 10.5 14.5 13.8
2001 158 10.5 15.0 5.7
2002 165 10.2 16.2 9.1
2003 165 10.2 16.2 9.1
2004 174 10.6 16.4 6.9
2005 169 10.5 16.1 9.5
2006 164 10.5 15.6 14.6
2007 145 10.2 14.2 60
2008 153 10.5 14.6 18.2
2009 164 11.9 13.8 18.3
2010 161 11.8 13.6 16.1
2011 165 11.2 14.6 20.6
2012 184 11.3 16.2 20.1
2013 178 11.0 16.1 17.4
2014 185 12.9 14.3 25.9
2015 189 13.0 14.5 17.5
2016 197 13.0 15.1 15.2
2017 192 13.9 13.7 10.9
2018 191 14.6 13.0 14.7
2019 183 13.0 14.0 n/a
2020 205 15.1 13.5 14.1

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Girdwood School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,187 (6.6%) $16,840 (93.4%) $18,027

Data source: Alaska Department of Education




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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