Lake Hood Elementary

Summary:

Lake Hood Elementary is a public elementary school in Anchorage, Alaska, serving 248 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.

Despite its diverse student population, Lake Hood Elementary has consistently ranked in the bottom half of Alaska elementary schools, with only 16.34% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 36.41% for the Anchorage School District and 31.8% for the state. The school's academic performance is significantly below nearby high-performing schools like Chugach Optional Elementary, Inlet View Elementary, and Aquarian Charter School. Additionally, Lake Hood has a relatively high percentage of students (54.44%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, which may contribute to its academic challenges.

While Lake Hood Elementary's diverse student population is a strength, the school's low academic performance suggests that factors beyond racial diversity, such as socioeconomic status, teacher quality, and school resources, may play a more significant role in determining student success. Exploring these factors and implementing targeted interventions could help the school improve learning outcomes and better support its students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 3601 W 40th Ave
       Anchorage, AK  99517-2702


(907) 245-5521

District: Anchorage School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
165th of 176 Alaska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,066 Help


Students who attend Lake Hood Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Romig Middle School
High:    West High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5 Help
Number of students:  248

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
22.6%
White:
20.2%
American Indian:
18.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  54.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Lake Hood Elementary ranks worse than 93.8% of elementary schools in Alaska. It also ranks 56th among 62 ranked elementary schools in the Anchorage School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 9.26. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Lake Hood Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (22.6%), White (20.2%), American Indian (18.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 54.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lake Hood Elementary is 13.5, which is the 7th best among 62 elementary schools in the Anchorage School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lake Hood Elementary is $19,066, which is the 15th highest among 62 elementary schools in the Anchorage School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lake Hood Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Lake Hood Elementary 165th of 176 Alaska public elementary schools. (See Lake Hood 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 Lake Hood Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Lake Hood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 75.25 38th 213 82.2%
2006 77.19 37th 218 83.0%
2007 72.28 61st 212 71.2%
2008 72.26 61st 219 72.1%
2009 67.97 83rd 226 63.3%
2010 69.27 81st 229 64.6%
2011 65.02 88th 223 60.5%
2012 59.50 104th 227 54.2%
2013 58.81 109th 223 51.1%
2014 51.93 126th 218 42.2%
2015 38.36 147th 246 40.2%
2017 21.33 156th 180 13.3%
2018 16.86 167th 186 10.2%
2019 16.51 167th 185 9.7%
2021 24.22 142nd 173 17.9%
2022 24.41 131st 171 23.4%
2023 9.26 165th 176 6.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Lake Hood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 33.31 57th 73 21.9%
2021 73.92 12th 45 73.3%
2022 90.77 3rd 58 94.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Lake Hood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 66.65 8th 41 80.5%
2022 70.50 2nd 20 90.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Lake Hood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 22.57 125th 147 15.0%
2021 22.63 92nd 110 16.4%
2022 48.53 50th 104 51.9%
2023 12.02 111th 119 6.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Lake Hood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 19.59 142nd 159 10.7%
2021 21.54 117th 141 17.0%
2022 40.21 86th 143 39.9%
2023 13.93 138th 152 9.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Lake Hood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 14.90 144th 159 9.4%
2021 22.47 116th 142 18.3%
2022 32.61 102nd 148 31.1%
2023 10.36 141st 148 4.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Lake Hood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 45.24 22nd 41 46.3%
2021 27.58 22nd 25 12.0%
2022 42.62 18th 26 30.8%
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Rank History for White students at Lake Hood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 14.43 141st 147 4.1%
2022 29.16 107th 137 21.9%
2023 13.95 131st 138 5.1%
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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.

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Data source: Alaska Department of Education and Early Development

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Enrollment information for Lake Hood Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1997 264 35 109 20 47 n/a n/a 0 475
1998 264 33 124 21 71 n/a n/a 0 513
1999 246 32 119 21 69 n/a n/a 0 487
2000 250 22 110 30 71 n/a n/a 0 483
2001 242 28 112 31 68 n/a n/a 0 481
2002 240 35 102 26 71 n/a n/a 0 474
2003 240 35 102 26 71 n/a n/a 0 474
2004 216 41 107 34 53 n/a n/a 0 451
2005 208 38 99 34 59 n/a n/a 0 438
2006 202 31 102 34 66 n/a n/a 0 435
2007 206 24 107 29 64 n/a n/a 0 430
2008 149 15 131 53 30 n/a n/a 59 437
2009 154 15 102 51 35 18 58 0 433
2010 116 12 101 43 43 31 57 0 403
2011 118 12 91 51 45 30 66 0 413
2012 116 11 77 49 38 25 65 0 381
2013 97 13 71 49 29 33 63 0 355
2014 108 12 67 51 30 32 63 0 363
2015 116 13 58 41 31 44 78 0 381
2016 119 6 60 49 38 37 81 0 390
2017 125 7 56 45 34 23 78 0 368
2018 105 15 57 47 39 27 74 0 364
2019 100 22 57 53 39 31 54 0 356
2020 85 12 63 41 37 33 42 0 313
2021 68 11 55 31 32 31 40 0 268
2022 63 9 56 28 41 27 38 0 262
2023 50 16 56 31 45 18 32 0 248

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 Lake Hood Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 475 19.0 25.0 14.7
1998 513 19.0 27.0 17.3
1999 487 24.0 20.3 22.2
2000 483 24.5 19.7 28
2001 481 26.0 18.5 24.1
2002 474 26.3 18.0 27
2003 474 26.3 18.0 27
2004 451 23.0 19.6 33.9
2005 438 25.5 17.2 36.3
2006 435 25.4 17.1 42.8
2007 430 26.4 16.3 35.1
2008 437 25.5 17.1 47.1
2009 433 25.9 16.7 40.2
2010 403 26.4 15.2 38.7
2011 413 27.3 15.0 49.4
2012 381 26.5 14.3 51.4
2013 355 21.7 16.3 53
2014 363 23.7 15.2 58.4
2015 381 23.0 16.5 57.7
2016 390 25.0 15.6 49.7
2017 368 25.6 14.3 53
2018 364 24.8 14.6 61.5
2019 356 23.8 14.9 76.4
2020 313 23.7 13.1 57.5
2021 268 21.0 12.7 n/a
2022 262 19.1 13.6 n/a
2023 248 18.3 13.5 54.4

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 Lake Hood Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 475 19.0 25.0 14.7
1998 513 19.0 27.0 17.3
1999 487 24.0 20.3 22.2
2000 483 24.5 19.7 28
2001 481 26.0 18.5 24.1
2002 474 26.3 18.0 27
2003 474 26.3 18.0 27
2004 451 23.0 19.6 33.9
2005 438 25.5 17.2 36.3
2006 435 25.4 17.1 42.8
2007 430 26.4 16.3 35.1
2008 437 25.5 17.1 47.1
2009 433 25.9 16.7 40.2
2010 403 26.4 15.2 38.7
2011 413 27.3 15.0 49.4
2012 381 26.5 14.3 51.4
2013 355 21.7 16.3 53
2014 363 23.7 15.2 58.4
2015 381 23.0 16.5 57.7
2016 390 25.0 15.6 49.7
2017 368 25.6 14.3 53
2018 364 24.8 14.6 61.5
2019 356 23.8 14.9 76.4
2020 313 23.7 13.1 57.5
2021 268 21.0 12.7 n/a
2022 262 19.1 13.6 n/a
2023 248 18.3 13.5 54.4

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 Lake Hood Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,683 (14.1%) $16,382 (85.9%) $19,066

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lake Hood Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 167th of 185 Elementary schoolsRanks 165th of 176 Elementary schools
 3.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
All Grades Science (Lake Hood Elementary)1323.5
 10.5%
   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 Students356248
 30.3%
African American2216
 27.3%
American Indian3945
 15.4%
Asian5756
 1.8%
Hispanic5331
 41.5%
Pacific Islander3118
 41.9%
White10050
 50%
Two or More Races5432
 40.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients76.4%54.4%
 22%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Hood Elementary

Students at Lake Hood Elementary are 23% Asian, 20% White, 18% American Indian, 13% Two or more races, 13% Hispanic, 7% Pacific Islander, 6% African American.

Students who attend Lake Hood Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Romig Middle School
High : West High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 248 students attended Lake Hood Elementary.

Lake Hood Elementary ranks in the bottom 6.3% 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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