History: Tebughna School in the village of Tyonek on the northwest shore of Cook Inlet was built in 1967 and renovated in 1977. Accessible only by air and water, the village is the only community in the Kenai Pen-insula Borough not located on the peninsula.
The village school serves about 38 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Though the student population leaves the 125-student building far under capacity, enrollment is on a slightly upward trend, especially as more families keep their high-schoolers in the local school instead of sending them out of the community for their educations.
Secretary Judy Baker
P.O. Box 82010
Tyonek, AK 99682
Demographics: Tyonek is a primarily Native village, with 89 percent of Tebughna students identified as Alaska Natives.
There are no Caucasian students, but a small minority of students identify with other ethnicities, including 3 percent Hispanic and 8 percent Asian-Pacific Islander.
About 78 percent of the students live in economically disadvantaged homes, and 13 percent experience disabilities.
Staffing: Tebughna School employs three teachers (down one from last year), a .75 FTE special education aide and nurse with limited hours. There also is a half-time secretary and a full-time custodian.
AYP: Tebughna School did not meet adequate yearly progress during the 2002-03 school year. Only 22 percent of its students scored proficient on language arts tests and 17 percent passed math.
In 2003-04, the school again missed the mark, becoming the first in the district to reach Level III noncompliance.
Less than 10 percent of Tebughna students scored proficient on either math or language arts in 2003-04.
In order to meet Level III requirements and help students succeed, the school district has allocated an extra full-time teacher to the school and will begin providing supplemental services for students from an outside organization.
Cocurricular: Tebughna has junior-high level intramural sports and high-school level clubs and yearbook programs. The school mascot is the Chiefs.
Registration: Students may register Aug. 19 and 20.
Transportation: There is no bus service in Tyonek.
School hours: 9 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.
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