Turnagain Elementary School
Anchorage, AK 99517
Phone: (907) 742-7200
District: Anchorage School District
public • Grades PK-6
Anchorage's Turnagain Elementary School serves grades PK-6 in the Anchorage School District. It has received a GreatSchools Rating of 7 out of 10, based on its performance on state standardized tests.
Turnagain Elementary School is a public school in the Anchorage School District located in Anchorage, AK. The students are 53.8% White, non-Hispanic; 16.5% Multiracial; 8.1% Asian/Pacific Islander; 7.4% Native American or Native Alaskan; 5.8% Hispanic; 4.4% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; and 3.9% Black, non-Hispanic. 47.6% of students are participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||7.4%||8.6%||23.5%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||4.4%||4.7%||2.4%|
|Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program||47.6%||—||40.4%|
30-40 years old
Previously lived in: fort meade, virginia beach, camp zama, grafenwoehr, fort richardson
Reviewed: May 23, 2017
This school is located in the Turnagain area which is a nice area of town. It is easily accessible from West Northern Lights Blvd. They have after school programs if you need your child to stay after school. The teaching staff is wonderful, your child will receive a very good education from this school. There are many housing areas within walking distance from this school. I highly recommend this elementary school.
30-40 years old
Reviewed: November 4, 2016
Turnagain Elementary is a lottery school, and we were fortunate to get a spot in the Russian Immersion program. The children get 1/2 day in Russian and 1/2 day in English...and it's everything. If they have a guest speaker during the Russian 1/2 of the day, the guest speaker speaks Russian. It's a K-6 school, and I think if you don't get in by grade 2, you can't get into the Immersion program unless you speak Russian at home, which is understandable, as the kids will be at a disadvantage for 1/2 the day.
In the winter, the turn part of the playground/parking lot into an ice skating rink, which the kids can use after school and sometimes on weekends (teachers stay and chaperone).
- Website: http://www.asdk12.org/aboutschools/turnagain/
- What did you like? We enjoyed the Russian Immersion aspect of the school. A unique opportunity if you can get in through the lottery. Gifted program for advanced students (outlined below)
- What did you dislike? Compared to a private school, the regular curriculum is a bit below par, but they have a "gifted program," which is by selection only. Our child enjoyed that program. They'd take the gifted group out of class and go do more advanced work, sometimes experiments on hands-on activities like building rockets to apply the science they were learning.
|1||Turnagain Housing Area||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Anchorage||AK||0.5 mi|
|2||Spenard Housing Area||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Anchorage||AK||1 mi|
|3||Scenic Way in Downtown Anchorage||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Anchorage||AK||1.4 mi|
|4||Westbury Drive||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Anchorage||AK||1.9 mi|
|5||Strawberry Lane Apartment Homes||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Anchorage||AK||3.2 mi|
|6||Rogers Park||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Anchorage||AK||3.3 mi|
|7||Airport Heights||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Anchorage||AK||4.6 mi|
|8||Spruce Mobile Home Park||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Anchorage||AK||5.8 mi|
|9||Cheney Housing Area||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Anchorage||AK||6 mi|
|10||Elmendorf Housing Area||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Anchorage||AK||6.1 mi|
|11||Huffman Housing Area||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Anchorage||AK||7.4 mi|
|12||Fort Richardson Housing Area||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Anchorage||AK||11.1 mi|
|13||Eagle Pointe||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Eagle River||AK||14.7 mi|
|14||Wasilla Alaska||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Wasilla||AK||30.3 mi|
|15||The Bluffs at The Ranch||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Wasilla||AK||31.9 mi|