Northwood ABC

Summary:

Northwood ABC is an elementary school in Anchorage, Alaska, serving 281 students from pre-kindergarten to 6th grade. While the school is part of the Anchorage School District, which is ranked 11th out of 24 districts in the state, Northwood ABC faces several challenges that set it apart from nearby schools.

Northwood ABC has a highly diverse student population, with a significant representation of minority groups. 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 (25.4%), Mathematics (22.05%), and Science (20.51%) were all significantly below the district and state levels. Northwood ABC has consistently ranked in the bottom half of Alaska elementary schools, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger, indicating it is among the lower-performing schools in the state.

Compared to nearby schools, such as Sand Lake Elementary and Kincaid Elementary, Northwood ABC generally performs worse academically. These nearby schools have significantly higher proficiency rates in core subjects. Despite the challenges, Northwood ABC's diverse student population could be seen as an asset, and by implementing targeted interventions, the school may be able to improve academic outcomes for its students, particularly those from underrepresented minority groups.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 4807 Northwood Dr
       Anchorage, AK  99517


(907) 742-6800

District: Anchorage School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
142nd of 176 Alaska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $23,348 Help


Students who attend Northwood ABC usually attend:

Middle:    Romig Middle School
High:    West High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.4 Help
Number of students:  281

Racial breakdown:

White:
21.4%
American Indian:
19.6%
Pacific Islander:
18.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  73.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Northwood ABC ranks worse than 80.7% of elementary schools in Alaska. It also ranks 41st 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 19.93. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Northwood ABC is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (21.4%), American Indian (19.6%), Pacific Islander (18.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 73.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Northwood ABC is 14.4, which is the 12th 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 Northwood ABC is $23,348, which is the 2nd highest among 63 elementary schools in the Anchorage School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Northwood ABC:

SchoolDigger ranks Northwood ABC 142nd of 176 Alaska public elementary schools. (See Northwood ABC 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 Northwood ABC

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Rank History for all students at Northwood ABC

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 70.24 65th 213 69.5%
2006 63.59 100th 218 54.1%
2007 78.98 25th 212 88.2%
2008 61.35 103rd 219 53.0%
2009 57.87 112th 226 50.4%
2010 58.14 113th 229 50.7%
2011 54.50 121st 223 45.7%
2012 59.67 103rd 227 54.6%
2013 63.92 88th 223 60.5%
2014 61.29 96th 218 56.0%
2015 34.41 157th 246 36.2%
2017 33.14 128th 180 28.9%
2018 20.90 157th 186 15.6%
2019 19.21 158th 185 14.6%
2021 14.35 157th 173 9.2%
2022 19.01 143rd 171 16.4%
2023 19.93 142nd 176 19.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Northwood ABC

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 25.61 118th 147 19.7%
2021 19.11 96th 110 12.7%
2022 31.12 72nd 104 30.8%
2023 29.21 88th 119 26.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Northwood ABC

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 21.27 139th 159 12.6%
2021 18.94 121st 141 14.2%
2023 31.51 106th 152 30.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Northwood ABC

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 21.23 135th 159 15.1%
2021 16.24 126th 142 11.3%
2022 30.84 105th 148 29.1%
2023 18.21 127th 148 14.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Northwood ABC

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 40.60 25th 41 39.0%
2022 46.64 16th 26 38.5%
2023 36.31 20th 36 44.4%
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Rank History for White students at Northwood ABC

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 40.61 88th 138 36.2%
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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.

Northwood ABC Test Scores
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Data source: Alaska Department of Education and Early Development

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Enrollment information for Northwood ABC

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 301 36 50 19 49 n/a n/a 0 455
1990 366 32 61 22 49 n/a n/a 0 530
1991 392 36 54 17 57 n/a n/a 0 556
1992 405 25 60 23 76 n/a n/a 0 589
1993 447 33 68 28 79 n/a n/a 0 655
1994 383 32 85 19 74 n/a n/a 0 593
1995 326 37 87 24 73 n/a n/a 0 547
1996 326 37 87 24 73 n/a n/a 0 547
1997 216 32 63 17 73 n/a n/a 0 401
1998 196 30 48 16 77 n/a n/a 0 367
1999 235 47 56 15 80 n/a n/a 0 433
2000 233 40 49 17 84 n/a n/a 0 423
2001 205 25 35 16 81 n/a n/a 0 362
2002 180 22 55 10 78 n/a n/a 0 345
2003 180 22 55 10 78 n/a n/a 0 345
2004 163 18 57 18 68 n/a n/a 0 324
2005 173 23 65 9 66 n/a n/a 0 336
2006 165 35 81 17 72 n/a n/a 0 370
2007 144 28 62 12 53 n/a n/a 0 299
2008 98 18 51 33 38 n/a n/a 65 303
2009 106 19 35 43 30 37 55 0 325
2010 104 19 44 40 47 43 69 0 366
2011 121 15 44 46 45 29 63 0 363
2012 128 19 46 39 52 37 62 0 383
2013 117 17 46 31 57 34 62 0 364
2014 103 12 46 35 45 39 70 0 350
2015 96 16 51 32 54 39 62 0 350
2016 111 19 48 30 42 48 63 0 361
2017 96 16 46 22 40 33 65 0 318
2018 100 27 46 37 36 46 56 0 348
2019 75 14 42 36 44 35 75 0 321
2020 88 19 36 32 49 44 63 0 331
2021 59 12 27 29 38 32 49 0 246
2022 61 12 30 25 46 31 45 0 250
2023 60 13 27 25 55 53 48 0 281

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 Northwood ABC

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 455 23.0 19.7 23.5
1990 530 24.2 21.9 21.5
1991 556 24.5 22.6 16.5
1992 589 24.5 24.0 20.2
1993 655 24.5 26.7 18.2
1994 593 24.5 24.2 20.1
1995 547 28.5 19.2 22.5
1996 547 28.5 19.2 22.5
1997 401 28.5 14.1 29.2
1998 367 21.0 17.5 34.1
1999 433 25.0 17.3 36.7
2000 423 25.5 16.6 39
2001 362 23.0 15.7 38.7
2002 345 23.0 15.0 46.1
2003 345 23.0 15.0 46.1
2004 324 20.0 16.2 42.9
2005 336 22.8 14.7 52.4
2006 370 24.2 15.3 61.4
2007 299 22.1 13.5 55.5
2008 303 23.8 12.7 70.2
2009 325 21.9 14.8 63.1
2010 366 27.4 13.3 67.8
2011 363 28.3 12.8 68.6
2012 383 28.2 13.5 70.2
2013 364 25.1 14.5 65.4
2014 350 24.2 14.4 73.4
2015 350 25.0 14.0 77.1
2016 361 24.0 15.0 70.1
2017 318 23.8 13.3 89
2018 348 23.3 14.8 88.5
2019 321 22.8 14.0 101.9
2020 331 22.8 14.5 75.2
2021 246 18.7 13.0 n/a
2022 250 21.6 11.5 n/a
2023 281 19.4 14.4 73.3

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 Northwood ABC

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 455 23.0 19.7 23.5
1990 530 24.2 21.9 21.5
1991 556 24.5 22.6 16.5
1992 589 24.5 24.0 20.2
1993 655 24.5 26.7 18.2
1994 593 24.5 24.2 20.1
1995 547 28.5 19.2 22.5
1996 547 28.5 19.2 22.5
1997 401 28.5 14.1 29.2
1998 367 21.0 17.5 34.1
1999 433 25.0 17.3 36.7
2000 423 25.5 16.6 39
2001 362 23.0 15.7 38.7
2002 345 23.0 15.0 46.1
2003 345 23.0 15.0 46.1
2004 324 20.0 16.2 42.9
2005 336 22.8 14.7 52.4
2006 370 24.2 15.3 61.4
2007 299 22.1 13.5 55.5
2008 303 23.8 12.7 70.2
2009 325 21.9 14.8 63.1
2010 366 27.4 13.3 67.8
2011 363 28.3 12.8 68.6
2012 383 28.2 13.5 70.2
2013 364 25.1 14.5 65.4
2014 350 24.2 14.4 73.4
2015 350 25.0 14.0 77.1
2016 361 24.0 15.0 70.1
2017 318 23.8 13.3 89
2018 348 23.3 14.8 88.5
2019 321 22.8 14.0 101.9
2020 331 22.8 14.5 75.2
2021 246 18.7 13.0 n/a
2022 250 21.6 11.5 n/a
2023 281 19.4 14.4 73.3

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 Northwood ABC

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $3,167 (13.6%) $20,181 (86.4%) $23,348

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Northwood ABC

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 158th of 185 Elementary schoolsRanks 142nd of 176 Elementary schools
 4.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
All Grades Science (Northwood ABC)19.420.5
 1.2%
   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 Students321281
 12.5%
African American1413
 7.1%
American Indian4455
 25%
Asian4227
 35.7%
Hispanic3625
 30.6%
Pacific Islander3553
 51.4%
White7560
 20%
Two or More Races7548
 36%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients101.9%73.3%
 28.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Northwood ABC

In the 2022-23 school year, 281 students attended Northwood ABC.

Students who attend Northwood ABC usually go on to attend:

Middle : Romig Middle School
High : West High School

Students at Northwood ABC are 21% White, 20% American Indian, 19% Pacific Islander, 17% Two or more races, 10% Asian, 9% Hispanic, 5% African American.

Northwood ABC ranks in the bottom 19.3% 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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