Girdwood School

8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Girdwood School

Girdwood School is an independent, co-educational day school in the heart of London. Founded in 1883, it is one of the oldest and most respected schools in the city. Girdwood is a non-selective school, welcoming pupils from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities.
Girdwood School offers a broad and balanced curriculum, with a strong emphasis on academic excellence. The school has a range of extra-curricular activities, including sports, music, drama, and art. There are also opportunities for pupils to take part in educational trips and visits, both in the UK and abroad.
Girdwood School is committed to developing the whole child. The school provides a safe and supportive environment, where pupils can develop their social and emotional skills. The school also has a strong focus on developing pupils’ leadership skills, with a range of activities and initiatives to help them become confident, responsible citizens.
Girdwood School is a vibrant and welcoming community, with a strong sense of tradition and values. The school has a long-standing commitment to providing an outstanding education for its pupils, and is dedicated to helping them achieve their full potential.

Address:

680 Hightower
Girdwood, AK 99587

Phone:

(907) 742-5300

Site:

girdwood.asdk12.org/

Grades:

PreK – 8

Enrollment:

146 students

Overview Girdwood School

Girdwood School serves 146 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Girdwood School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Verdict on Girdwood School

Girdwood School is ranked within the top 20% of all 443 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Girdwood School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.

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