Anchorage School District is an above average, public school district located in Anchorage, AK. It has 48,238 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.
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Anchorage School District Reviews
I enjoyed my time in the ASD. I am apart of the Biomedical Career Academy at my school. Which is preparing and giving me insights into the health career fields. Anchorage School Distirct is one of the most diverse school districts in the nation! The school district, and my high school in particular, are very inclusive. We encourage inclusivity in our classrooms, clubs, and outside in the real world. My high school was awarded for our Partners Club by Special Olympics. The only thing I have to say is that all these amazing things happen because of our teachers and staff. The school board does not appriciate our teachers and staff. They do not pay them well, don't give good retirement or any at all, and do not acknowledge them. The other thing is that because of their budget cuts our class sizes are very large.
Despite being the largest system comprised of 8 individual high schools in Anchorage (Alaska's largest city), ASD could most definitely use improvement. I attended Eagle River High School (An ASD school) for my freshman and sophomore year and was not impressed by the quality of education, teachers, curriculum, and culture. The teachers that ASD employed felt more like babysitters whose main focus was to hand out busywork that both confused and stressed out students. Many of my peers, as well as myself, found it hard to concentrate and keep interested in several of our classes due to this aspect. When combined with a 7:30 am start time, this challenge was even greater.
I think that the Anchorage School District is a good place. They really focus on the success of the students and especially having good attendance. We are reminded here daily about the importance of education and talk a lot about the college board and the growing responsibility of an adult. I'd say some of the teachers though could be better though. I feel like within the school district there needs to be more involved with the community and the overall school environment. With a student with many ideas, I believe the consideration of such could bring a full-on happy environment for the students.