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Anchorage School District is a public school district located in Anchorage, AK. It has 48,324 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
Address
5530 E. Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99504
Telephone
(907) 742-4312
Website

Anchorage School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1180
997 responses
Average ACT
26
506 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
48,324
Free or Reduced Lunch
43.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$786,647,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,029/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    3%

Anchorage School District Reviews

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Overall the Anchorage School District (ASD) is doing its best to educate the students of Anchorage, Alaska. However, I have seen first hand from attending school board meeting that ASD is focused primarily on cutting budgets, letting go of valuable teachers and eliminating programs such as AP classes, art and music programs and extracurricular that prepare students for the real world. However, the lack of effort shown by the school board encouraged students, like myself and many others, to raise our voices by attending school board meetings, coming up with resolutions and attending rallies to encourage school board to advocate more for their students.
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I liked the school district overall, but I think it could definitely use some improvements. The school district lessens their budget every year and puts many teachers out of jobs and limits the school supplies that the schools provide (i.e. computers, books, etc). With this, it also increases the class sizes. Another aspet that definatly needs to change, is that the school district need to hear what the students want, alot of times it is overlooked. For example, man students feel their needs to be a "life skills" class that teaches us how to apply for taxes, pfds, budgeting, career prep, etc.
Very glad I attended all of my primary and secondary education within this school district. The only concern I have is the funding that the district receives from the government, which is lacking, and thus causing the school district to cut teachers, courses, resources, and opportunities for the students. By the time my senior year came around, I didn't have any resources to help me with my college applications and preparations because the career counselor, who helped people with this in the past, was let go of during budget cuts; because of this I felt like I was very behind in all of application processes. I know this isn't with the district's hand to control this funding, but I hate to opportunities for kids in the district to fade away because of budget cuts, especially after they receive an education as good as the one I got here.