History: Razdolna School is a building leased from the village of Razdolna, south of Homer at the head of Kachemak Bay. The school serves 36 students in a conservative Russian Orthodox Old Believer community. The school focuses on integrating a state-approved curriculum with the village's traditional values and culture.
Principal Ray Hillman
P.O. Box 15098-FCB
Homer, AK 99603
Demographics: All the students at Razdolna are Cau-casian, and most 82 percent are limited English speakers.
About 48 percent of students come from economically disadvantaged homes, and 15 percent experience disabilities.
Staffing: The school has a half-time administrator, two teachers, one aide, a shared nurse, a half-time secretary and a quarter-time custodian.
The teachers have a combined average of 11 years experience with the district.
AYP: Razdolna School met adequate yearly progress during the 2002-03. Though a small percentage of students scored "proficient" on standardized tests (48 percent in language arts and 38 percent in math), the numbers are too small to be statistically significant. Though technically a K-12 school, Razdolna has a high drop-out rate, and most students who do complete high school do so in neighboring villages.
In 2003-04, Razdolna again met AYP through the statistical "confidence interval," or margin of error, with 42 percent of students proficient in language arts and 46 percent in math. The school met graduation rate requirements with its first graduate last spring.
Registration: Students may register between 9 a.m. and noon Aug. 23.
School hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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