Gladys Wood Elementary

Summary:

Gladys Wood Elementary is a public elementary school in Anchorage, Alaska, serving 295 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.

Gladys Wood Elementary has a diverse student population, with a significant percentage of Native American (17.63%) and multi-racial (25.08%) students. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by standardized test scores, is generally lower than the district and state averages. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts (34.87%) and Mathematics (28.95%) were below the district and state averages. Gladys Wood Elementary has consistently ranked in the bottom half of Alaska elementary schools, with a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger, indicating below-average performance compared to other schools in the state. The school's performance varies across different student subgroups, with relatively high rankings for Native American students but lower rankings for other subgroups, such as White and multi-racial students.

When compared to nearby schools, such as Bayshore Elementary, Gladys Wood Elementary generally performs worse academically, with lower proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The high percentage of students (74.92%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch at Gladys Wood Elementary suggests that socioeconomic factors may play a role in the school's academic performance, a common trend observed in many schools. While the school's diverse racial composition is an interesting aspect, the performance of some racial subgroups, such as White and multi-racial students, is lower, highlighting the need to address the unique educational needs of different student populations within the school.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 7001 Cranberry St
       Anchorage, AK  99502


(907) 742-6760

District: Anchorage School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
120th of 176 Alaska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,383 Help


Students who attend Gladys Wood Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Mears Middle School
High:    Dimond High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.0 Help
Number of students:  295

Racial breakdown:

White:
27.5%
Two or more races:
25.1%
American Indian:
17.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  74.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Gladys Wood Elementary ranks worse than 68.2% of elementary schools in Alaska. It also ranks 37th 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 34.44. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Gladys Wood Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (27.5%), two or more races (25.1%), American Indian (17.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 74.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Gladys Wood Elementary is 14, which is the 8th best among 63 elementary schools in the Anchorage School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Gladys Wood Elementary is $14,383. 39 elementary schools in the Anchorage School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Gladys Wood Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Gladys Wood Elementary 120th of 176 Alaska public elementary schools. (See Gladys Wood 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 Gladys Wood Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Gladys Wood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 65.26 89th 213 58.2%
2006 69.73 73rd 218 66.5%
2007 67.50 79th 212 62.7%
2008 68.13 82nd 219 62.6%
2009 68.37 79th 226 65.0%
2010 65.68 90th 229 60.7%
2011 67.12 79th 223 64.6%
2012 65.12 88th 227 61.2%
2013 58.39 110th 223 50.7%
2014 59.24 105th 218 51.8%
2015 53.37 105th 246 57.3%
2017 30.75 135th 180 25.0%
2018 30.01 141st 186 24.2%
2019 24.11 149th 185 19.5%
2021 27.22 134th 173 22.5%
2022 31.79 123rd 171 28.1%
2023 34.44 120th 176 31.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Gladys Wood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 3.65 73rd 73 0.0%
2021 18.83 40th 45 11.1%
2022 30.27 47th 58 19.0%
2023 39.52 49th 74 33.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Gladys Wood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 24.60 121st 147 17.7%
2021 28.40 77th 110 30.0%
2022 35.64 65th 104 37.5%
2023 40.04 74th 119 37.8%
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Rank History for Migrant students at Gladys Wood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 24.87 21st 24 12.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Gladys Wood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 28.71 124th 159 22.0%
2021 26.63 109th 141 22.7%
2022 38.59 90th 143 37.1%
2023 43.46 81st 152 46.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Gladys Wood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 18.02 140th 159 11.9%
2021 18.68 121st 142 14.8%
2022 23.24 119th 148 19.6%
2023 26.88 111th 148 25.0%
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Rank History for Native American students at Gladys Wood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 66.44 7th 23 69.6%
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Rank History for White students at Gladys Wood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 48.12 75th 147 49.0%
2021 18.18 120th 127 5.5%
2022 35.90 96th 137 29.9%
2023 35.14 98th 138 29.0%
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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.

Gladys Wood Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: Alaska Department of Education and Early Development

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Enrollment information for Gladys Wood Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 413 25 21 17 38 n/a n/a 0 514
1990 399 15 30 22 45 n/a n/a 0 511
1991 394 26 29 21 40 n/a n/a 0 510
1992 424 25 27 16 51 n/a n/a 0 543
1993 409 24 38 15 49 n/a n/a 0 535
1994 433 28 37 14 52 n/a n/a 0 564
1995 420 31 46 18 72 n/a n/a 0 587
1996 420 31 46 18 72 n/a n/a 0 587
1997 409 28 44 19 74 n/a n/a 0 574
1998 390 27 47 17 77 n/a n/a 0 558
1999 371 27 38 13 74 n/a n/a 0 523
2000 350 28 40 21 61 n/a n/a 0 500
2001 355 27 40 22 71 n/a n/a 0 515
2002 342 21 32 19 76 n/a n/a 0 490
2003 342 21 32 19 76 n/a n/a 0 490
2004 327 29 36 12 81 n/a n/a 0 485
2005 296 36 42 19 88 n/a n/a 0 481
2006 305 35 50 19 107 n/a n/a 0 516
2007 287 33 57 21 118 n/a n/a 0 516
2008 189 16 63 39 39 n/a n/a 108 454
2009 182 20 29 39 42 29 95 0 436
2010 204 22 26 46 53 40 81 0 472
2011 189 27 27 46 61 35 70 0 455
2012 172 23 21 45 47 43 72 0 423
2013 159 18 21 49 38 48 72 0 405
2014 162 14 20 42 45 46 71 0 400
2015 167 13 22 33 59 35 66 0 395
2016 156 16 22 41 49 47 86 0 417
2017 139 16 20 38 48 49 93 0 403
2018 134 11 19 35 46 31 98 0 374
2019 132 15 23 33 53 37 93 0 386
2020 126 9 26 30 53 54 98 0 396
2021 101 9 28 23 43 33 75 0 312
2022 88 8 18 28 50 30 83 0 305
2023 81 7 27 26 52 28 74 0 295

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 Gladys Wood Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 514 24.5 20.9 11.7
1990 511 23.0 22.2 9.6
1991 510 22.5 22.6 10.4
1992 543 22.5 24.1 13.6
1993 535 22.5 23.8 13.8
1994 564 22.5 25.1 13.1
1995 587 28.5 20.6 0
1996 587 28.5 20.6 0
1997 574 28.5 20.1 16.2
1998 558 26.5 21.1 21.5
1999 523 26.0 20.1 23.9
2000 500 25.5 19.6 23
2001 515 25.0 20.6 21
2002 490 24.4 20.1 27.6
2003 490 24.4 20.1 27.6
2004 485 24.0 20.2 33.6
2005 481 27.0 17.8 38.5
2006 516 27.7 18.6 45.9
2007 516 27.3 18.9 47.7
2008 454 27.4 16.6 60.4
2009 436 25.8 16.9 49.3
2010 472 26.8 17.6 47.5
2011 455 25.2 18.0 57.6
2012 423 27.0 15.6 57.2
2013 405 25.1 16.1 57
2014 400 25.1 15.9 58.5
2015 395 23.0 17.1 55.4
2016 417 27.0 15.4 51.1
2017 403 24.8 16.2 52.4
2018 374 24.8 15.0 56.1
2019 386 22.0 17.4 55.7
2020 396 25.9 15.2 n/a
2021 312 21.7 14.3 n/a
2022 305 21.6 14.1 n/a
2023 295 21.0 14.0 74.9

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 Gladys Wood Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 514 24.5 20.9 11.7
1990 511 23.0 22.2 9.6
1991 510 22.5 22.6 10.4
1992 543 22.5 24.1 13.6
1993 535 22.5 23.8 13.8
1994 564 22.5 25.1 13.1
1995 587 28.5 20.6 0
1996 587 28.5 20.6 0
1997 574 28.5 20.1 16.2
1998 558 26.5 21.1 21.5
1999 523 26.0 20.1 23.9
2000 500 25.5 19.6 23
2001 515 25.0 20.6 21
2002 490 24.4 20.1 27.6
2003 490 24.4 20.1 27.6
2004 485 24.0 20.2 33.6
2005 481 27.0 17.8 38.5
2006 516 27.7 18.6 45.9
2007 516 27.3 18.9 47.7
2008 454 27.4 16.6 60.4
2009 436 25.8 16.9 49.3
2010 472 26.8 17.6 47.5
2011 455 25.2 18.0 57.6
2012 423 27.0 15.6 57.2
2013 405 25.1 16.1 57
2014 400 25.1 15.9 58.5
2015 395 23.0 17.1 55.4
2016 417 27.0 15.4 51.1
2017 403 24.8 16.2 52.4
2018 374 24.8 15.0 56.1
2019 386 22.0 17.4 55.7
2020 396 25.9 15.2 n/a
2021 312 21.7 14.3 n/a
2022 305 21.6 14.1 n/a
2023 295 21.0 14.0 74.9

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 Gladys Wood Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,216 (8.5%) $13,167 (91.5%) $14,383

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Gladys Wood Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 149th of 185 Elementary schoolsRanks 120th of 176 Elementary schools
 12.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
All Grades Science (Gladys Wood Elementary)2428.3
 4.3%
   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 Students386295
 23.6%
African American157
 53.3%
American Indian5352
 1.9%
Asian2327
 17.4%
Hispanic3326
 21.2%
Pacific Islander3728
 24.3%
White13281
 38.6%
Two or More Races9374
 20.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients55.7%74.9%
 19.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Gladys Wood Elementary

Students at Gladys Wood Elementary are 27% White, 25% Two or more races, 18% American Indian, 9% Pacific Islander, 9% Asian, 9% Hispanic, 2% African American.

Students who attend Gladys Wood Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Mears Middle School
High : Dimond High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 295 students attended Gladys Wood Elementary.

Gladys Wood Elementary ranks 120th of 176 Alaska elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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