B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Anchorage School District is a public school district located in Anchorage, AK. It has 48,089 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% 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
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1180
962 responses
Average ACT
26
487 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
48,089
Free or Reduced Lunch
44.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year

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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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.
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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.
I like the way some teachers teach and the way they get involved in the class, a shoutout to Ms. Ardy and Mr. Miller, my 2 favorite teachers. Also I am enjoying the Apex classes at West highschool, I am learning a lot more than i was in my other history class that I failed. The school get togethers are awesome, and I like how everyone is involved. The other students may not be super friendly, but I can be which can make a difference. I struggled with mental illnesses throughout my sophomore year and didn't get the help I needed, and that's why I think we need a mental illness class. Not just for learning about it, but helping people get through it.