Taku Elementary

Summary:

Taku Elementary is a public elementary school in Anchorage, Alaska, serving students from pre-kindergarten to 6th grade. With a diverse student population, the school faces challenges in academic performance, with consistently lower proficiency rates on standardized tests compared to the Anchorage School District and the state of Alaska.

One key factor contributing to Taku Elementary's struggles is the high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, with 72.03% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. This is significantly higher than the nearby schools, such as Abbott Loop Elementary, Willow Crest Elementary, and Kasuun Elementary, which range from 41.52% to 100% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. Despite having a relatively low student-teacher ratio, Taku Elementary's academic performance remains significantly lower than these nearby schools.

Taku Elementary's diverse student population, with a higher percentage of minority students compared to nearby schools, may present both challenges and opportunities for the school. Addressing the unique needs of this diverse community and leveraging the cultural richness could be key priorities for the school in improving student outcomes. Additionally, the school's socioeconomic challenges will likely require a multi-faceted approach, including targeted interventions and increased resources, to support the students and their families.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 701 E 72nd Ave
       Anchorage, AK  99518


(907) 742-5940

District: Anchorage School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
145th of 176 Alaska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,146 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  15.4 Help
Number of students:  286

Racial breakdown:

Two or more races:
23.8%
White:
17.5%
American Indian:
17.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  72% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Taku Elementary ranks worse than 82.4% of elementary schools in Alaska. It also ranks 44th 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 19.46. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Taku Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: two or more races (23.8%), American Indian (17.5%), White (17.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 72% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Taku Elementary is 15.4, which is the 24th 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 Taku Elementary is $15,146. 34 elementary schools in the Anchorage School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Taku Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Taku Elementary 145th of 176 Alaska public elementary schools. (See Taku Elementary in the ranking list.)

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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 Taku Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Taku Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 60.74 102nd 213 52.1%
2006 57.16 115th 218 47.2%
2007 53.85 122nd 212 42.5%
2008 52.98 125th 219 42.9%
2009 49.70 128th 226 43.4%
2010 51.55 134th 229 41.5%
2011 50.43 133rd 223 40.4%
2012 56.37 115th 227 49.3%
2013 56.40 117th 223 47.5%
2014 54.86 117th 218 46.3%
2015 38.31 148th 246 39.8%
2017 17.77 160th 180 11.1%
2018 26.73 152nd 186 18.3%
2019 16.86 165th 185 10.8%
2021 16.21 152nd 173 12.1%
2022 16.38 149th 171 12.9%
2023 19.46 145th 176 17.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Taku Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 27.27 66th 73 9.6%
2021 15.42 43rd 45 4.4%
2022 19.19 56th 58 3.4%
2023 56.33 29th 74 60.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Taku Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 58.95 14th 41 65.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Taku Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 27.50 114th 147 22.4%
2021 31.98 72nd 110 34.5%
2022 31.12 73rd 104 29.8%
2023 30.44 85th 119 28.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Taku Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 18.13 143rd 159 10.1%
2021 19.41 118th 141 16.3%
2022 27.30 110th 143 23.1%
2023 15.92 131st 152 13.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Taku Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 15.32 142nd 159 10.7%
2021 24.44 114th 142 19.7%
2022 28.01 113th 148 23.6%
2023 22.84 120th 148 18.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Taku Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 35.92 28th 41 31.7%
2023 50.33 14th 36 61.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Taku Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 40.42 20th 30 33.3%
2021 53.01 8th 16 50.0%
2023 54.59 18th 28 35.7%
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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.

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

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Enrollment information for Taku Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 243 46 23 10 24 n/a n/a -1 345
1990 274 50 18 14 17 n/a n/a 0 373
1991 283 36 18 13 22 n/a n/a 0 372
1992 262 51 22 21 28 n/a n/a 0 384
1993 284 47 15 16 41 n/a n/a 0 403
1994 284 46 18 16 49 n/a n/a 0 413
1995 272 46 17 12 60 n/a n/a 0 407
1996 272 46 17 12 60 n/a n/a 0 407
1997 278 45 25 28 81 n/a n/a 0 457
1998 275 43 16 24 56 n/a n/a 0 414
1999 232 37 21 26 42 n/a n/a 0 358
2000 254 44 29 28 49 n/a n/a 0 404
2001 238 48 30 35 52 n/a n/a 0 403
2002 233 64 37 39 52 n/a n/a 0 425
2003 233 64 37 39 52 n/a n/a 0 425
2004 213 46 34 39 63 n/a n/a 0 395
2005 210 39 40 47 53 n/a n/a 0 389
2006 192 40 49 48 63 n/a n/a 0 392
2007 216 47 56 49 80 n/a n/a 0 448
2008 141 39 55 59 54 n/a n/a 79 427
2009 133 30 45 54 50 18 77 0 407
2010 139 32 40 52 47 19 69 0 398
2011 108 24 50 56 49 38 75 0 400
2012 95 30 52 43 49 32 85 0 386
2013 100 33 38 53 46 18 96 0 384
2014 101 37 39 70 48 29 84 0 408
2015 89 38 43 57 53 27 95 0 402
2016 72 41 31 61 50 32 103 0 390
2017 64 30 38 59 52 33 99 0 375
2018 71 23 40 59 47 46 87 0 373
2019 45 17 34 59 51 42 71 0 319
2020 59 20 30 55 46 46 67 0 323
2021 60 19 29 48 39 41 62 0 298
2022 53 15 22 40 50 35 67 0 282
2023 50 13 30 38 50 37 68 0 286

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 Taku Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 345 16.0 21.5 16.2
1990 373 16.0 23.3 17.4
1991 372 18.5 20.1 16.4
1992 384 18.5 20.7 19.5
1993 403 18.5 21.8 18.6
1994 413 18.5 22.3 18.2
1995 407 19.5 20.9 32.4
1996 407 19.5 20.9 32.4
1997 457 19.5 23.4 32.4
1998 414 21.0 19.7 29.2
1999 358 19.5 18.4 41.1
2000 404 21.0 19.2 45
2001 403 20.0 20.2 45.7
2002 425 26.7 15.9 46.8
2003 425 26.7 15.9 46.8
2004 395 23.5 16.8 53.4
2005 389 25.5 15.3 60.4
2006 392 26.0 15.1 62
2007 448 25.8 17.4 58
2008 427 24.8 17.2 76.1
2009 407 26.2 15.5 65.6
2010 398 26.2 15.1 66.6
2011 400 27.6 14.4 73
2012 386 27.2 14.1 77.2
2013 384 25.0 15.3 69
2014 408 22.2 18.3 77.9
2015 402 24.0 16.7 68.2
2016 390 25.0 15.6 69
2017 375 24.5 15.3 75.7
2018 373 22.6 16.4 74.5
2019 319 19.0 16.7 n/a
2020 323 20.0 16.1 72.8
2021 298 18.7 15.9 n/a
2022 282 17.7 15.9 n/a
2023 286 18.4 15.4 72

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 Taku Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 345 16.0 21.5 16.2
1990 373 16.0 23.3 17.4
1991 372 18.5 20.1 16.4
1992 384 18.5 20.7 19.5
1993 403 18.5 21.8 18.6
1994 413 18.5 22.3 18.2
1995 407 19.5 20.9 32.4
1996 407 19.5 20.9 32.4
1997 457 19.5 23.4 32.4
1998 414 21.0 19.7 29.2
1999 358 19.5 18.4 41.1
2000 404 21.0 19.2 45
2001 403 20.0 20.2 45.7
2002 425 26.7 15.9 46.8
2003 425 26.7 15.9 46.8
2004 395 23.5 16.8 53.4
2005 389 25.5 15.3 60.4
2006 392 26.0 15.1 62
2007 448 25.8 17.4 58
2008 427 24.8 17.2 76.1
2009 407 26.2 15.5 65.6
2010 398 26.2 15.1 66.6
2011 400 27.6 14.4 73
2012 386 27.2 14.1 77.2
2013 384 25.0 15.3 69
2014 408 22.2 18.3 77.9
2015 402 24.0 16.7 68.2
2016 390 25.0 15.6 69
2017 375 24.5 15.3 75.7
2018 373 22.6 16.4 74.5
2019 319 19.0 16.7 n/a
2020 323 20.0 16.1 72.8
2021 298 18.7 15.9 n/a
2022 282 17.7 15.9 n/a
2023 286 18.4 15.4 72

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 Taku Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,236 (14.8%) $12,909 (85.2%) $15,146

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Taku Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 165th of 185 Elementary schoolsRanks 145th of 176 Elementary schools
 6.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
All Grades Science (Taku Elementary)19.623.1
 3.5%
   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 Students319286
 10.3%
African American1713
 23.5%
American Indian5150
 2%
Asian3430
 11.8%
Hispanic5938
 35.6%
Pacific Islander4237
 11.9%
White4550
 11.1%
Two or More Races7168
 4.2%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 286 students attended Taku Elementary.

Students at Taku Elementary are 24% Two or more races, 17% White, 17% American Indian, 13% Hispanic, 13% Pacific Islander, 10% Asian, 5% African American.

Taku Elementary ranks in the bottom 17.6% 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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