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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Anchorage School District is an above average, public school district located in Anchorage, AK. It has 46,115 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1200
1,452 responses
Average ACT
26
653 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
46,115
Free or Reduced Lunch
46.3%
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Teachers

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

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$16,238/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$83,354
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,299
National
$949
Median Home Value
$287,003
National
$184,700

Anchorage School District Reviews

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I moved to Anchorage, Alaska with my mother in the summer of 2018 before seventh grade. I didn't know anyone or know what to expect form Alaska. and I was in this state of grief. I felt like I was mourning a loved one but in truth, I was mourning my home. Orlando, Florida was where we moved from and my whole life I'd planned to just stay there.
Coming to Alaska has been really eye opening for me and has caused me to appreciate the meaning of home even more. Most importantly, moving to Alaska has instilled a love of learning and a gratitude towards school that I never had before. I love ASD and I love virtually going to and learning at my current school, West Anchorage High. Go Eagles!
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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.
ASD is working hard to be a more welcoming environment for minority students, which I appreciate. There are countless opportunities for minority students at my school to connect with each other.
The teachers don't truly care about teaching their students. They are lazy and don't work hard. Of course there are exceptions, there always are, but the majority of the teachers are just there for their paycheck and don't care about the education of their students.
ASD has a strong athletic program. I am very pleased with the way my high school career has turned out, although my senior season was almost taken away thanks to COVID and ASD's excuses.