Alaska
Public School Ratings






Alaska Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Alaska School Districts by City
Number Of Students 132,017
Number Of Alaska Schools 507
Number Of Alaska School Districts 54
Spending Per Student $19,236

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

50 40 30 20 10 0
38%
40%
39%
45%
44%
37%
35%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
Reading Proficiency

Math Test

50 40 30 20 10 0
43%
45%
39%
34%
29%
27%
28%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
Math Proficiency

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 54.3% 49.1%
Black 3.0% 15.8%
Hispanic 8.7% 27.9%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 6.4% 5.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 27.6% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 42.5% 49.0%
English Language Learners 11.1% 9.7%
Students With Disabilities 14.8% 14.5%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

20 15 10 5 0
17.6
15.5
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION

Alaska Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 731,545 328,239,523
Population Density (per sq. mile) 0 92
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 7.2% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 20.2% 19.2%
20-44 Years Old 36.2% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 25.1% 25.8%
65 Or Older 11.2% 15.6%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 253,346 118,338,931
Single Parent Households With Children 11.1% 10.5%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 92.8% 88.0%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 29.6% 32.1%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 18.2% 14.6%
$100,000 - $149,999 19.4% 15.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 14.0% 12.7%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.6% 17.2%
$30,000 - $49,999 14.1% 16.8%
$15,000 - $29,999 9.7% 13.2%
$15,000 or less 7.0% 10.3%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,557 $1,261,678,000 49.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,373 $181,228,000 7.1%
Staff $1,446 $190,831,000 7.5%
General Administration $262 $34,555,000 1.4%
School Administration $1,101 $145,396,000 5.7%
Operation $2,125 $280,580,000 11.0%
Transportation $620 $81,788,000 3.2%
Other $702 $92,611,000 3.6%
Total Support $7,628 $1,006,989,000 39.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,051 $270,821,000 10.7%
Total Expenditures $19,236 $2,539,488,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,069 $358,201,987,000 50.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $716 $36,303,849,544 5.1%
Staff $569 $28,839,133,000 4.1%
General Administration $233 $11,807,269,000 1.7%
School Administration $680 $34,450,660,000 4.8%
Operation $1,094 $55,418,509,000 7.8%
Transportation $494 $25,019,268,456 3.5%
Other $430 $21,796,799,000 3.1%
Total Support $4,216 $213,635,488,000 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,767 $140,198,177,000 19.7%
Total Expenditures $14,052 $712,035,652,000 100.0%