Spring Hill Elementary

Summary:

Spring Hill Elementary is a public elementary school in Anchorage, Alaska, serving 335 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 from SchoolDigger.

Despite its diverse student population, which includes higher percentages of minority students and students from low-income families compared to nearby schools, Huffman Elementary, Kasuun Elementary, and others, Spring Hill Elementary consistently ranks in the bottom third of Alaska elementary schools, with only 17.46% of students proficient or better in STAR/English Language Arts and 20.63% proficient or better in STAR/Mathematics, compared to the Anchorage School District and state averages. The school's low academic performance, particularly in mathematics, is a significant concern.

The high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (79.7%) at Spring Hill Elementary suggests that the school serves a predominantly low-income community, which may contribute to its academic challenges. While the school has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 16.1, this staffing and resource allocation does not appear to be effectively addressing the needs of the student population, as evidenced by the school's consistently low rankings and performance. Addressing these issues will likely require a comprehensive, data-driven approach to improve student learning and achievement at Spring Hill Elementary.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 9911 Lake Otis Pwky
       Anchorage, AK  99507-4251


(907) 742-5450

District: Anchorage School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
162nd of 176 Alaska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,288 Help


Students who attend Spring Hill Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Hanshew Middle School
High:    Service High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.1 Help
Number of students:  335

Racial breakdown:

Two or more races:
24.2%
White:
22.7%
Hispanic:
14.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  79.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Spring Hill Elementary ranks worse than 92% of elementary schools in Alaska. It also ranks 54th 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 12.83. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Spring Hill Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: two or more races (24.2%), White (22.7%), Hispanic (14.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 79.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Spring Hill Elementary is 16.1. 31 elementary schools in the Anchorage School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Spring Hill Elementary is $18,288, which is the 16th highest among 62 elementary schools in the Anchorage School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Spring Hill Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Spring Hill Elementary 162nd of 176 Alaska public elementary schools. (See Spring Hill Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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White students:


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 Spring Hill Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Spring Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 70.72 61st 213 71.4%
2006 73.11 62nd 218 71.6%
2007 79.51 23rd 212 89.2%
2008 59.99 106th 219 51.6%
2009 46.94 133rd 226 41.2%
2010 48.09 140th 229 38.9%
2011 36.63 152nd 223 31.8%
2012 52.57 131st 227 42.3%
2013 52.51 128th 223 42.6%
2014 55.37 114th 218 47.7%
2015 34.94 156th 246 36.6%
2017 30.00 138th 180 23.3%
2018 20.37 160th 186 14.0%
2019 18.65 160th 185 13.5%
2021 15.93 153rd 173 11.6%
2022 10.36 165th 171 3.5%
2023 12.83 162nd 176 8.0%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Spring Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 10.42 45th 45 0.0%
2023 10.90 72nd 74 2.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Spring Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 30.82 29th 41 29.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Spring Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 25.76 117th 147 20.4%
2021 11.86 105th 110 4.5%
2022 11.31 101st 104 2.9%
2023 14.77 107th 119 10.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Spring Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 8.90 150th 159 5.7%
2021 15.62 125th 141 11.3%
2022 10.73 138th 143 3.5%
2023 10.50 141st 152 7.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Spring Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 33.15 113th 159 28.9%
2021 17.47 124th 142 12.7%
2022 10.09 141st 148 4.7%
2023 11.26 136th 148 8.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Spring Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 53.90 17th 41 58.5%
2023 29.83 23rd 36 36.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Spring Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 12.37 29th 30 3.3%
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Rank History for Native American students at Spring Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 63.40 20th 50 60.0%
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Rank History for White students at Spring Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 23.74 128th 147 12.9%
2021 44.20 78th 127 38.6%
2022 11.28 132nd 137 3.6%
2023 27.00 112th 138 18.8%
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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 Spring Hill Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 482 33 25 15 67 n/a n/a 0 622
1990 565 47 32 18 65 n/a n/a 0 727
1991 606 44 41 20 65 n/a n/a 0 776
1992 465 28 41 23 49 n/a n/a 0 606
1993 508 35 39 19 41 n/a n/a 0 642
1994 487 49 47 21 48 n/a n/a 0 652
1995 487 57 43 30 78 n/a n/a 0 695
1996 487 57 43 30 78 n/a n/a 0 695
1997 408 35 41 28 84 n/a n/a 0 596
1998 406 56 45 31 74 n/a n/a 0 612
1999 354 41 43 30 82 n/a n/a 0 550
2000 324 36 42 37 85 n/a n/a 0 524
2001 183 31 45 29 84 n/a n/a 0 372
2002 188 24 59 37 97 n/a n/a 0 405
2003 188 24 59 37 97 n/a n/a 0 405
2004 200 22 64 37 104 n/a n/a 0 427
2005 182 17 64 38 93 n/a n/a 0 394
2006 172 17 57 43 83 n/a n/a 0 372
2007 176 20 53 39 80 n/a n/a 0 368
2008 131 17 42 42 41 n/a n/a 51 324
2009 123 12 53 41 46 3 50 0 328
2010 111 13 55 43 55 5 56 0 338
2011 111 12 53 57 43 6 58 0 340
2012 117 15 58 59 42 7 61 0 359
2013 114 20 50 59 55 6 66 0 370
2014 107 31 52 59 49 7 79 0 384
2015 104 22 46 57 41 11 96 0 377
2016 113 24 42 65 44 11 77 0 376
2017 114 15 51 71 51 32 74 0 408
2018 110 20 50 68 48 23 95 0 414
2019 107 30 49 61 40 21 72 0 380
2020 98 34 39 64 37 23 77 0 372
2021 85 27 32 50 35 20 67 0 316
2022 81 27 42 49 41 21 75 0 336
2023 76 21 43 49 33 32 81 0 335

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 Spring Hill Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 622 29.9 20.8 9
1990 727 29.7 24.4 7.2
1991 776 33.5 23.1 6.7
1992 606 33.5 18.0 7.9
1993 642 33.5 19.2 7.5
1994 652 33.5 19.5 7.4
1995 695 32.5 21.4 12.5
1996 695 32.5 21.4 12.5
1997 596 33.2 18.0 15.4
1998 612 31.0 19.7 20.1
1999 550 29.0 19.0 21.5
2000 524 28.5 18.4 23.1
2001 372 21.0 17.7 28.2
2002 405 23.7 17.1 27.7
2003 405 23.7 17.1 27.7
2004 427 22.5 19.0 34.9
2005 394 24.0 16.4 41.4
2006 372 22.9 16.2 49.5
2007 368 23.5 15.7 45.4
2008 324 22.0 14.7 49.5
2009 328 20.0 16.4 48.8
2010 338 22.6 14.9 52.7
2011 340 22.0 15.4 56.8
2012 359 21.0 17.0 61.3
2013 370 23.9 15.4 63.5
2014 384 24.3 15.8 69.3
2015 377 26.0 14.5 63.4
2016 376 25.0 15.0 64.1
2017 408 25.6 15.9 74.8
2018 414 27.4 15.0 74.4
2019 380 25.8 14.7 3.7
2020 372 24.5 15.1 66.9
2021 316 22.4 14.1 n/a
2022 336 23.0 14.5 n/a
2023 335 20.7 16.1 79.7

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 Spring Hill Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 622 29.9 20.8 9
1990 727 29.7 24.4 7.2
1991 776 33.5 23.1 6.7
1992 606 33.5 18.0 7.9
1993 642 33.5 19.2 7.5
1994 652 33.5 19.5 7.4
1995 695 32.5 21.4 12.5
1996 695 32.5 21.4 12.5
1997 596 33.2 18.0 15.4
1998 612 31.0 19.7 20.1
1999 550 29.0 19.0 21.5
2000 524 28.5 18.4 23.1
2001 372 21.0 17.7 28.2
2002 405 23.7 17.1 27.7
2003 405 23.7 17.1 27.7
2004 427 22.5 19.0 34.9
2005 394 24.0 16.4 41.4
2006 372 22.9 16.2 49.5
2007 368 23.5 15.7 45.4
2008 324 22.0 14.7 49.5
2009 328 20.0 16.4 48.8
2010 338 22.6 14.9 52.7
2011 340 22.0 15.4 56.8
2012 359 21.0 17.0 61.3
2013 370 23.9 15.4 63.5
2014 384 24.3 15.8 69.3
2015 377 26.0 14.5 63.4
2016 376 25.0 15.0 64.1
2017 408 25.6 15.9 74.8
2018 414 27.4 15.0 74.4
2019 380 25.8 14.7 3.7
2020 372 24.5 15.1 66.9
2021 316 22.4 14.1 n/a
2022 336 23.0 14.5 n/a
2023 335 20.7 16.1 79.7

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 Spring Hill Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,706 (9.3%) $16,581 (90.7%) $18,288

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Spring Hill 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 160th of 185 Elementary schoolsRanks 162nd of 176 Elementary schools
 5.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
All Grades Science (Spring Hill Elementary)26.120
 6.1%
   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 Students380335
 11.8%
African American3021
 30%
American Indian4033
 17.5%
Asian4943
 12.2%
Hispanic6149
 19.7%
Pacific Islander2132
 52.4%
White10776
 29%
Two or More Races7281
 12.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients3.7%79.7%
 76%


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Students who attend Spring Hill Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Hanshew Middle School
High : Service High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 335 students attended Spring Hill Elementary.

Students at Spring Hill Elementary are 24% Two or more races, 23% White, 15% Hispanic, 13% Asian, 10% American Indian, 10% Pacific Islander, 6% African American.

Spring Hill Elementary ranks in the bottom 8.0% 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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