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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Anchorage School District is an above average, 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
1190
1,015 responses
Average ACT
26
510 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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What I like about Anchorage school district is that it helps you with almost everything. First it helps you to become someone in life. Find a way to survive in this world. Our Anchorage School District it’s so diverse. It helped me to feel like I belong there because of the diversity. They welcomed me on my sophomore year and they keep on welcoming me every other year. They also have a EL (english learner) program, which helped me with improving my English. English was my third language. The beginning was but they helped me go through everything together. Never let me be alone.
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.