Alpenglow Elementary

Public PK, KG-6

 19201 Driftwood Bay Dr
       Eagle River, AK  99577-8579


 (907) 742-3300

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District: Anchorage School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
39th of 186 Alaska Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.8
Number of students:  516

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.8%
Two or more races:
12.0%
Hispanic:
11.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11.8%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Alpenglow Elementary ranked better than 79% of elementary schools in Alaska. It also ranked 20th among 65 ranked elementary schools in the Anchorage School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 72.5. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (68.8%), two or more races (12%), Hispanic (11.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 11.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Alpenglow Elementary is 15.8, which is the 27th best among 65 elementary schools in the Anchorage School District. (See more...)
Compare Alpenglow Elementary employs 32.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Alpenglow Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Alpenglow Elementary 39th of 186 Alaska public elementary schools. (See Alpenglow Elementary in the ranking list.)

Anchorage School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Anchorage School District 17th of 23 Alaska school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Alpenglow Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 83.24 17th 213 92.0%
2006 82.53 20th 218 90.8%
2007 85.88 4th 212 98.1%
2008 85.74 9th 219 95.9%
2009 88.43 2nd 226 99.1%
2010 83.86 11th 229 95.2%
2011 82.29 24th 223 89.2%
2012 85.31 10th 227 95.6%
2013 83.21 15th 223 93.3%
2014 85.47 8th 218 96.3%
2015 74.75 45th 246 81.7%
2017 65.57 53rd 180 70.6%
2018 72.50 39th 186 79.0%

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

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Data source: Alaska Department of Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 3)
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by a parent
Friday, October 6, 2017

Open Quote The school facilities are very nice and located in an ideal setting within the neighborhood. The music teacher Mr. Baranow is exceptional and very talented. Academically, the school was disappointing. My child received top honors without any effort, his handwriting was so horrible that it was barely legible and his 4th grade teacher did nothing to correct it. He never had homework and brought home several pages of "connect-the dots" as classwork. His teacher did not respond to emails and often had a substitute.
After we switched to a different school, my son has been struggling to catch up to the grade level standards in both language arts and math. Several kids have also complained about not having enough time to eat lunch.
Alpenglow has the potential to become an amazing school if they would put more emphasis on academics and discipline. Some teachers seem genuinely interested in teaching while others did not care at all.
The school has great extracurricular activities such as music, and running club but it is lacking in academics. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, April 11, 2011

Open Quote I was very disappointed with this school. I had heard good reviews by other parents, but the curriculum was substandard and my son's teacher had no control over her classroom. The situation was aggravated by a class size of 26 students with out an aid. After the first quarter, I withdrew my children and started home schooling. I want my children to be prepared for college, and this school was more like a third rate daycare than a learning institution. If you are moving to Eagle River and you care about your child's education, I would recommend the Eagle River Charter Academy or the Alaska Virtual Academy. (The Alaska virtual academy is a homeschool program that is funded by the state and uses the K-12 online school curriculum.) Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Open Quote Great School!! Excellent staff. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Alpenglow Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1996 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1997 489 14 9 24 14 n/a n/a 0 550
1998 540 14 12 21 11 n/a n/a 0 598
1999 502 15 12 19 12 n/a n/a 0 560
2000 522 19 17 20 18 n/a n/a 0 596
2001 493 21 12 20 22 n/a n/a 0 568
2002 387 25 10 19 22 n/a n/a 0 463
2003 387 25 10 19 22 n/a n/a 0 463
2004 360 25 11 16 25 n/a n/a 0 437
2005 367 27 13 18 20 n/a n/a 0 445
2006 382 20 15 26 14 n/a n/a 0 457
2007 396 16 13 27 16 n/a n/a 0 468
2008 351 22 11 73 4 n/a n/a 42 503
2009 391 20 7 72 6 2 54 0 552
2010 400 16 7 60 6 4 46 0 539
2011 408 30 6 59 2 2 49 0 556
2012 399 22 12 61 7 2 47 0 550
2013 419 21 11 60 10 2 42 0 565
2014 407 19 14 61 7 1 46 0 555
2015 408 19 15 58 9 1 57 0 567
2016 409 13 13 70 15 2 58 0 580
2017 355 14 8 58 18 1 62 0 516

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 Alpenglow Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 n/a 0.0 0.0 n/a
1996 n/a 0.0 0.0 n/a
1997 550 22.0 25.0 1.6
1998 598 28.5 21.0 4.2
1999 560 26.3 21.3 4.5
2000 596 31.0 19.2 4.0
2001 568 29.0 19.6 4.9
2002 463 24.0 19.3 3.7
2003 463 24.0 19.3 3.7
2004 437 25.5 17.1 5.5
2005 445 25.5 17.5 5.4
2006 457 24.2 18.9 9.4
2007 468 26.1 17.9 5.6
2008 503 27.0 18.6 7.8
2009 552 29.6 18.6 8.9
2010 539 30.4 17.7 8.3
2011 556 31.4 17.6 8.3
2012 550 31.0 17.7 8.9
2013 565 29.3 19.2 9.2
2014 555 32.0 17.3 12.4
2015 567 32.0 17.7 12.0
2016 580 34.0 17.0 15.2
2017 516 32.5 15.8 11.8

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 Alpenglow Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 n/a 0.0 0.0 n/a
1996 n/a 0.0 0.0 n/a
1997 550 22.0 25.0 1.6
1998 598 28.5 21.0 4.2
1999 560 26.3 21.3 4.5
2000 596 31.0 19.2 4.0
2001 568 29.0 19.6 4.9
2002 463 24.0 19.3 3.7
2003 463 24.0 19.3 3.7
2004 437 25.5 17.1 5.5
2005 445 25.5 17.5 5.4
2006 457 24.2 18.9 9.4
2007 468 26.1 17.9 5.6
2008 503 27.0 18.6 7.8
2009 552 29.6 18.6 8.9
2010 539 30.4 17.7 8.3
2011 556 31.4 17.6 8.3
2012 550 31.0 17.7 8.9
2013 565 29.3 19.2 9.2
2014 555 32.0 17.3 12.4
2015 567 32.0 17.7 12.0
2016 580 34.0 17.0 15.2
2017 516 32.5 15.8 11.8

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

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