Hoonah City School

Summary:

Hoonah City School is an alternative public school serving grades PK-12 in the remote town of Hoonah, Alaska, with a total enrollment of 112 students as of the 2022-2023 school year. The school has a unique student population, with a majority (85.71%) of students identifying as Native American, which is significantly higher than the state average.

Academically, Hoonah City School faces some challenges, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts (12.5%) and Mathematics (25%) falling well below the state averages of 31.8% and 32.53%, respectively. However, the school's 5th-grade science proficiency rate (57.14%) exceeds the state average of 42.21%, suggesting potential strengths in certain subject areas. Additionally, the school serves a population with higher levels of economic disadvantage, with 65.18% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, compared to the state as a whole.

Despite these challenges, Hoonah City School maintains a relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 9.4 to 10.3 over the past three school years, which could contribute to a more personalized learning environment. The school's racial composition has also shifted in recent years, with a decrease in the percentage of White students and students identifying as two or more races, potentially indicating changes in the local population or enrollment patterns. As part of the Hoonah City School District, the school has the opportunity to leverage its strengths and address its challenges to improve outcomes for its unique student population.


Detail:

Public, Alternative PK, KG-12

 366 Garteeni Hwy
       Hoonah, AK  99829-0157


(907) 945-3613

District: Hoonah City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
48th of 176 Alaska Alternative Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  10.3 Help
Number of students:  112

Racial breakdown:

American Indian:
85.7%
White:
12.5%
Asian:
0.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  65.2% Help


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Compare Details Hoonah City School ranks better than 72.7% of elementary schools in Alaska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 66.59. (See more...)
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Compare Details Hoonah City School is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 28.82. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: American Indian (85.7%), White (12.5%), Asian (0.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 65.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hoonah City School is 10.3. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hoonah City School:

SchoolDigger ranks Hoonah City School 48th of 176 Alaska public elementary schools. (See Hoonah City School in the ranking list.)

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Rank History for Hoonah City School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Hoonah City School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 35.00 147th 213 31.0%
2006 26.82 159th 218 27.1%
2007 43.22 133rd 212 37.3%
2008 31.34 156th 219 28.8%
2009 36.45 155th 226 31.4%
2010 14.92 196th 229 14.4%
2011 33.22 157th 223 29.6%
2012 18.95 184th 227 18.9%
2015 12.73 208th 246 15.4%
2017 22.25 155th 180 13.9%
2018 47.32 104th 186 44.1%
2019 31.14 135th 185 27.0%
2021 34.50 117th 173 32.4%
2023 66.59 48th 176 72.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Native American students at Hoonah City School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 83.66 3rd 23 87.0%
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Data source: test scores: Alaska Department of Education and Early Developmenr, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Hoonah City School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 28.82 62nd 84 26.2%
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Data source: test scores: Alaska Department of Education and Early Developmenr, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Alaska Department of Education and Early Development

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Enrollment information for Hoonah City School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 82 4 2 7 161 n/a n/a -1 255
1990 57 0 3 1 88 n/a n/a 0 149
1991 42 0 3 0 105 n/a n/a 0 150
1992 40 1 3 1 101 n/a n/a 0 146
1993 25 0 4 1 126 n/a n/a 0 156
1994 48 0 0 0 106 n/a n/a 0 154
1995 49 0 0 0 96 n/a n/a 0 145
1996 49 0 0 0 96 n/a n/a 0 145
1997 42 0 0 0 99 n/a n/a 0 141
1998 27 0 0 4 105 n/a n/a 0 136
1999 22 0 0 2 96 n/a n/a 0 120
2000 24 0 0 0 91 n/a n/a 0 115
2001 18 0 0 1 86 n/a n/a 0 105
2002 9 0 0 0 64 n/a n/a 0 73
2003 9 0 0 0 64 n/a n/a 0 73
2004 12 0 0 0 71 n/a n/a 0 83
2005 13 1 0 1 93 n/a n/a 0 108
2006 9 1 0 1 66 n/a n/a 0 77
2007 4 0 1 5 47 n/a n/a 0 57
2008 7 0 0 2 54 n/a n/a 0 63
2009 9 2 0 4 46 0 0 0 61
2010 8 1 0 4 36 0 3 0 52
2011 5 3 0 3 47 0 13 0 71
2012 10 2 0 1 45 0 10 0 68
2013 11 1 0 1 38 0 12 0 63
2014 8 1 0 0 39 0 12 0 60
2015 8 0 0 0 42 0 15 0 65
2016 9 0 1 3 37 0 11 0 61
2017 8 0 0 5 41 0 16 0 70
2018 5 0 0 1 31 0 23 0 60
2019 11 2 0 2 55 0 48 0 118
2020 13 0 0 2 71 0 41 0 127
2021 19 0 0 2 73 0 41 0 135
2022 19 0 1 2 100 0 1 0 123
2023 14 0 1 1 96 0 0 0 112

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 Hoonah City School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 255 8.8 28.9 36.5
1990 149 9.0 16.5 35.6
1991 150 9.0 16.6 44.7
1992 146 9.0 16.2 39
1993 156 9.0 17.3 36.5
1994 154 9.0 17.1 37
1995 145 10.0 14.5 36.6
1996 145 10.0 14.5 36.6
1997 141 10.0 14.1 61
1998 136 10.0 13.6 58.8
1999 120 8.5 14.1 76.7
2000 115 10.0 11.5 62.6
2001 105 9.5 11.1 62.9
2002 73 7.2 10.1 63
2003 73 7.2 10.1 63
2004 83 6.0 13.8 47
2005 108 5.5 19.6 50
2006 77 5.3 14.5 63.6
2007 57 5.7 10.0 94.7
2008 63 4.8 13.1 95.2
2009 61 3.8 16.1 55.7
2010 52 3.5 14.8 67.3
2011 71 5.0 13.9 56.3
2012 68 6.2 10.9 75
2013 63 6.3 9.9 74.6
2014 60 5.8 10.3 75
2015 65 6.0 10.8 73.8
2016 61 5.0 12.2 65.6
2017 70 4.9 14.2 78.6
2018 60 3.8 15.6 85
2019 118 10.4 11.3 83.9
2020 127 10.8 11.7 85
2021 135 13.8 9.7 n/a
2022 123 13.0 9.4 n/a
2023 112 10.8 10.3 65.2

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 Hoonah City School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 255 8.8 28.9 36.5
1990 149 9.0 16.5 35.6
1991 150 9.0 16.6 44.7
1992 146 9.0 16.2 39
1993 156 9.0 17.3 36.5
1994 154 9.0 17.1 37
1995 145 10.0 14.5 36.6
1996 145 10.0 14.5 36.6
1997 141 10.0 14.1 61
1998 136 10.0 13.6 58.8
1999 120 8.5 14.1 76.7
2000 115 10.0 11.5 62.6
2001 105 9.5 11.1 62.9
2002 73 7.2 10.1 63
2003 73 7.2 10.1 63
2004 83 6.0 13.8 47
2005 108 5.5 19.6 50
2006 77 5.3 14.5 63.6
2007 57 5.7 10.0 94.7
2008 63 4.8 13.1 95.2
2009 61 3.8 16.1 55.7
2010 52 3.5 14.8 67.3
2011 71 5.0 13.9 56.3
2012 68 6.2 10.9 75
2013 63 6.3 9.9 74.6
2014 60 5.8 10.3 75
2015 65 6.0 10.8 73.8
2016 61 5.0 12.2 65.6
2017 70 4.9 14.2 78.6
2018 60 3.8 15.6 85
2019 118 10.4 11.3 83.9
2020 127 10.8 11.7 85
2021 135 13.8 9.7 n/a
2022 123 13.0 9.4 n/a
2023 112 10.8 10.3 65.2

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.
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Hoonah City School

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 135th of 185 Elementary schoolsRanks 48th of 176 Elementary schools
 45.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
All Grades Science (Hoonah City School)4033.3
 6.7%
   All Grades Science (Hoonah City School District)4033.3
 6.7%
   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 Students118112
 5.1%
African American20
 100%
American Indian5596
 74.5%
Asian01
Hispanic21
 50%
Pacific Islander00
White1114
 27.3%
Two or More Races480
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients83.9%65.2%
 18.7%


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Hoonah City School ranks 48th of 176 Alaska alternative schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 112 students attended Hoonah City School.

Students at Hoonah City School are 86% American Indian, 13% White.


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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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