Schools and Districts in Alaska

Explore 509 schools and 54 school districts that serves 130,931 students with 7,291 teachers in Alaska.


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Students to Teacher Ratio

Alaska Schools

There are 509 public schools in Alaska distributed in 54 school districts. A total of 130,931 students attend Alaska schools and 7,291 teachers work for the schools.

By school level, there are 172 elementary, 38 middle, 78 high schools, and 221 other type of schools (eg. ungraded, adult education, etc.,).

In addition, 45 private schools are serving students in Alaska.

Alaska Public Schools By Levels and Categories
Number of District54 districts
Total Number of Public Schools509 schools
By Level
Elementary172 schools / 55,916 students
Middle38 schools / 15,859 students
High78 schools / 25,675 students
(Ungraded, Adult Education, other)
221 schools
By Category
Traditional454 schools
Charter33 schools
Magnet8 schools
Special Education0 schools
Alternative14 schools

Alaska School Districts

In Alaska, 54 school districts are serving their students in 509 schools. Anchorage School District is the largest district with 97 schools and 47,393 students.

5530 E Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK

PK-12 Offered
97 Schools
47,393 Students
22 Students per teacher

501 N Gulkana St, Palmer, AK

PK-12 Offered
47 Schools
19,299 Students
22 Students per teacher

520 Fifth Ave, Fairbanks, AK

PK-12 Offered
36 Schools
13,828 Students
17 Students per teacher

148 N Binkley St, Soldotna, AK

PK-12 Offered
42 Schools
8,895 Students
15 Students per teacher

299 Antoski Ave, Galena, AK

PK-12 Offered
4 Schools
4,775 Students
76 Students per teacher

Student Population

A total of 129,872 students are attending Alaska schools. By gender, there are 66,930 (51.5%) male and 62,942 (51.5%) female students in AK schools.

By race/ethnicity, 62,009 White (47.7%), 3,776 Black (2.9%), and 7,779 Asian (6.0%) students are attending Alaska schools.

Performance in Math and Reading

In 2019, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) administered the math and reading assessment to representative samples of fourth- and eighth-grade students in the nation, states, and other participating large urban districts. According to the report, 73 percent of students in fourth grade and 63 percent of students in eighth grade scored at or above the NAEP basic in Math. For reading assessment, 53 percent of students in fourth grade and 63 percent of students in eighth grade scored at or above basic score.

You can read more about the assessment at NAEP report card website for Math and Reading.

4th Grade8th Grade
At or Above NAEP BasicAt or Above NAEP ProficientAt or Above NAEP BasicAt or Above NAEP Proficient
Math73%33% 63%29%
Reading53%25% 63%23%

Advanced Placement Programs

In Alaska schools, total 4,360 students are enrolled in at least one (1) AP programs. 610 students are enrolled in International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and 4,222 students are participating the SAT and/or ACT test program.

Number of Students EnrolledPercent Enrolled
Advanced Placement Programs4,360
Advanced Placement Math1,249
Advanced Placement Science1,073
Advanced Placement Other programs3,553
International BS program610
SAT/ACT Participation4,222

Teachers & Staffs

Total 7,291 full-time (or equivalent) teachers work for schools in Alaska and the students to teacher ratio is 18 to 1. 99.2% of teachers are certified. 88.7% of teachers have 3 or more years teaching experiences.

Total FTE of Teachers7,291Students per teacher: 18 to 1
Teachers who are certified7,23699.2%
Teachers who are not certified580.8%
Teachers in their first year of teaching4346.0%
Teachers in their second year of teaching3925.4%
School counselors294Students per counselor: 445 to 1
Law Enforcement Officer99-
Security guards72-
Social workers12-

Public Schools in Alaska

In Alaska, 509 public schools are serving 130,931 students. The next lists are showing schools by offering level.

Private Schools in Alaska

45 private schools are serving students in Alaska. The next lists are showing the private schools by offering level.

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