Soldotna Elementary School

Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2004

History: Soldotna Elem-entary School was built in 1960 and has had six additions, most recently in 1987. The school now serves nearly 300 students in kindergarten through sixth grade and in a special-needs preschool.

Contact information

Principal Carolyn Cannava

Secretary Michelle Gabriel


162 Park Ave.

Soldotna, AK 99669

262-4919 (phone)

262-4962 (fax)


Demographics: The student body at Soldotna Elementary School is 81 percent Cau-casian, 4 percent Hispanic, 2 percent Asian-Pacific Islander, 2 percent American Indian and 10 percent Alaska Native. About 27 percent of the students experience disabilities, and 44 percent live in economically disadvantaged homes.

Staffing: The school staffs a full-time administrator, 12.5 regular-education teaching positions, one specialist position, three special-education teaching positions and 3.52 special-education aide positions, as well as a part-time nurse, a full-time secretary and 2.5 custodian positions.

The teachers at the school have a combined average of more than 8.5 years experience with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

AYP: Soldotna Elementary School made adequate yearly progress in 2002-03, with about 79 percent of students scoring proficient in language arts and 69 percent proficient in math.

In 2003-04, Soldotna Elem-entary again made AYP with 85 percent of students proficient in language arts and 77 percent proficient in math.

Cocurricular: Soldotna Elementary School has an intramural sports program and participates in several academic competitions.

Students at the school also benefit from an After the Bell and after-school tutoring program and a Foster Grandparent program. The school mascot is the Wolves.

Registration: New students registered between 9 a.m. and noon and 1 and 3 p.m. Aug. 11 to 13.

Transportation: Bus routes 33, 34, 35, 36 and 37 serve Soldotna Elementary School.

School hours: 8:40 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.

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