Kasuun Elementary

Summary:

Kasuun Elementary is a public elementary school in Anchorage, Alaska, serving 289 students from pre-kindergarten to 6th grade. 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.

Kasuun Elementary has a relatively diverse student population, with significant representation of Native American (18.69%), two or more races (23.53%), and Asian (11.42%) students. Academically, the school's performance is generally on par with or slightly below the Anchorage School District and state averages, with proficiency rates in ASA/Science (41.18%), STAR/English Language Arts (35.06%), and STAR/Mathematics (30.46%) close to or slightly below the district and state levels. The school's performance varies across different student subgroups, ranking highly for Asian students (4th out of 36 Alaska elementary schools) and Native American students (9th out of 23), but lower for White students (118th out of 138) and male students (108th out of 148). Additionally, Kasuun Elementary has a relatively high percentage of students (41.52%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a higher proportion of students from low-income families compared to some nearby schools.

When compared to nearby schools, Kasuun Elementary generally performs on par or slightly below the average. For example, Northern Lights ABC K-8 School, located about 1 mile away, consistently ranks among the top 5 elementary schools in the state and outperforms Kasuun Elementary across various academic measures. The school's performance has also fluctuated over the years, ranging from 85th out of 218 Alaska elementary schools in 2013-2014 (3-star rating) to 142nd out of 180 in 2016-2017 (1-star rating), suggesting inconsistent academic outcomes.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 4000 E 68th Ave
       Anchorage, AK  99507


(907) 349-9444

District: Anchorage School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
112th of 176 Alaska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,194 Help


Students who attend Kasuun Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Hanshew Middle School
High:    Service High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2 Help
Number of students:  289

Racial breakdown:

White:
28.0%
Two or more races:
23.5%
American Indian:
18.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  41.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Kasuun Elementary ranks worse than 63.6% of elementary schools in Alaska. It also ranks 35th 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 37.03. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Kasuun Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (28%), two or more races (23.5%), American Indian (18.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 41.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kasuun Elementary is 15.2, which is the 20th best among 63 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 Kasuun Elementary is $19,194, which is the 13th highest among 63 elementary schools in the Anchorage School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Kasuun Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Kasuun Elementary 112th of 176 Alaska public elementary schools. (See Kasuun 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 Kasuun Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Kasuun Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 74.95 40th 213 81.2%
2006 66.58 89th 218 59.2%
2007 75.08 48th 212 77.4%
2008 69.04 80th 219 63.5%
2009 68.83 77th 226 65.9%
2010 67.84 85th 229 62.9%
2011 67.55 77th 223 65.5%
2012 63.44 91st 227 59.9%
2013 59.05 108th 223 51.6%
2014 64.74 85th 218 61.0%
2015 42.32 137th 246 44.3%
2017 29.30 142nd 180 21.1%
2018 33.17 135th 186 27.4%
2019 28.71 139th 185 24.9%
2021 41.38 99th 173 42.8%
2022 34.48 117th 171 31.6%
2023 37.03 112th 176 36.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Kasuun Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 28.62 64th 73 12.3%
2021 60.50 20th 45 55.6%
2022 37.15 42nd 58 27.6%
2023 48.50 35th 74 52.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Kasuun Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 55.95 16th 41 61.0%
2021 78.78 3rd 22 86.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Kasuun Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 31.93 102nd 147 30.6%
2021 64.24 36th 110 67.3%
2022 42.45 55th 104 47.1%
2023 41.55 72nd 119 39.5%
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Rank History for Migrant students at Kasuun Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 43.89 15th 24 37.5%
2023 44.91 19th 30 36.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Kasuun Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 27.67 125th 159 21.4%
2021 33.17 96th 141 31.9%
2022 40.31 84th 143 41.3%
2023 35.98 96th 152 36.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Kasuun Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 28.30 122nd 159 23.3%
2021 56.08 59th 142 58.5%
2022 30.84 106th 148 28.4%
2023 30.57 108th 148 27.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Kasuun Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 42.12 24th 41 41.5%
2021 66.34 4th 25 84.0%
2022 55.79 12th 26 53.8%
2023 78.98 4th 36 88.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Kasuun Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 36.42 21st 30 30.0%
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Rank History for Native American students at Kasuun Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 54.52 29th 50 42.0%
2022 76.51 4th 15 73.3%
2023 59.44 9th 23 60.9%
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Rank History for White students at Kasuun Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 36.95 98th 147 33.3%
2021 42.28 84th 127 33.9%
2022 45.73 78th 137 43.1%
2023 22.18 118th 138 14.5%
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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.

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

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Enrollment information for Kasuun Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1997 423 39 41 35 69 n/a n/a 0 607
1998 423 49 45 35 75 n/a n/a 0 627
1999 405 59 57 36 83 n/a n/a 0 640
2000 427 63 50 36 73 n/a n/a 0 649
2001 321 40 53 36 77 n/a n/a 0 527
2002 317 34 52 46 79 n/a n/a 0 528
2003 317 34 52 46 79 n/a n/a 0 528
2004 288 29 54 36 75 n/a n/a 0 482
2005 279 20 59 42 71 n/a n/a 0 471
2006 282 28 62 39 75 n/a n/a 0 486
2007 292 23 63 41 74 n/a n/a 0 493
2008 252 21 53 60 42 n/a n/a 63 491
2009 225 21 44 60 46 7 79 0 482
2010 211 18 54 51 38 8 83 0 463
2011 203 15 48 51 35 10 80 0 442
2012 224 22 46 60 45 8 74 0 479
2013 194 19 46 57 45 10 86 0 457
2014 205 11 45 48 50 9 80 0 448
2015 197 16 37 57 54 11 79 0 451
2016 167 9 41 54 65 15 69 0 420
2017 158 5 36 50 70 16 90 0 425
2018 140 9 44 50 69 17 85 0 414
2019 121 7 46 40 66 13 78 0 371
2020 117 4 35 37 60 15 84 0 352
2021 74 5 32 29 50 9 66 0 265
2022 84 9 35 30 53 7 67 0 285
2023 81 11 33 32 54 10 68 0 289

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 Kasuun Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 607 21.0 28.9 14
1998 627 21.0 29.9 0
1999 640 32.6 19.6 17.5
2000 649 34.6 18.8 20
2001 527 27.6 19.1 16.7
2002 528 30.7 17.2 14.6
2003 528 30.7 17.2 14.6
2004 482 28.0 17.2 17.8
2005 471 25.6 18.4 18.3
2006 486 27.9 17.4 32.1
2007 493 29.8 16.5 29
2008 491 30.4 16.2 32.5
2009 482 29.9 16.1 30.5
2010 463 28.3 16.3 30.2
2011 442 29.2 15.1 29.2
2012 479 29.2 16.3 35.7
2013 457 28.3 16.1 39.2
2014 448 26.2 17.0 47.5
2015 451 25.0 18.0 46.3
2016 420 25.0 16.8 46
2017 425 23.8 17.8 45.9
2018 414 28.8 14.3 48.6
2019 371 25.4 14.5 41.5
2020 352 22.8 15.4 46
2021 265 19.5 13.5 n/a
2022 285 18.1 15.7 n/a
2023 289 18.9 15.2 41.5

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 Kasuun Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 607 21.0 28.9 14
1998 627 21.0 29.9 0
1999 640 32.6 19.6 17.5
2000 649 34.6 18.8 20
2001 527 27.6 19.1 16.7
2002 528 30.7 17.2 14.6
2003 528 30.7 17.2 14.6
2004 482 28.0 17.2 17.8
2005 471 25.6 18.4 18.3
2006 486 27.9 17.4 32.1
2007 493 29.8 16.5 29
2008 491 30.4 16.2 32.5
2009 482 29.9 16.1 30.5
2010 463 28.3 16.3 30.2
2011 442 29.2 15.1 29.2
2012 479 29.2 16.3 35.7
2013 457 28.3 16.1 39.2
2014 448 26.2 17.0 47.5
2015 451 25.0 18.0 46.3
2016 420 25.0 16.8 46
2017 425 23.8 17.8 45.9
2018 414 28.8 14.3 48.6
2019 371 25.4 14.5 41.5
2020 352 22.8 15.4 46
2021 265 19.5 13.5 n/a
2022 285 18.1 15.7 n/a
2023 289 18.9 15.2 41.5

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 Kasuun Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,773 (9.2%) $17,420 (90.8%) $19,194

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Kasuun Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 139th of 185 Elementary schoolsRanks 112th of 176 Elementary schools
 11.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
All Grades Science (Kasuun Elementary)24.141.2
 17%
   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 Students371289
 22.1%
African American711
 57.1%
American Indian6654
 18.2%
Asian4633
 28.3%
Hispanic4032
 20%
Pacific Islander1310
 23.1%
White12181
 33.1%
Two or More Races7868
 12.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients41.5%41.5%
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Students at Kasuun Elementary are 28% White, 24% Two or more races, 19% American Indian, 11% Asian, 11% Hispanic, 4% African American, 3% Pacific Islander.

Students who attend Kasuun Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Hanshew Middle School
High : Service High School

Kasuun Elementary ranks 112th of 176 Alaska elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 289 students attended Kasuun Elementary.


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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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