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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B-
  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
1,077 responses
Average ACT
26
534 responses

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%
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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

85 reviews
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A great public school system. The resources are great and the faculty is even better. No matter what the employees job is, they do it well. I went from private school to public school with very low expectations, but the system exceeded my expectations. I received a great education from the anchorage school district!
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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.
I've only been with the Anchorage School District for 2 years, for I went to a private school before hand. In the two years I've been in the school disrtict has gone smoother than I had imagined. There are plenty of super supportive teachers and students. Personal attitudes influence more than they should but sometimes it's a good thing. The only thing I would say that is bad and needs to go, is the food that that the schools provide. We should be given more fresh foods instead of processed food. There is always talk of unhealthy teens, that food has alot to do with and there isn't much change that has happened for progress. I likethe Anchorage School District very much.