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
878 responses
Average ACT
26
451 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

51 reviews
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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.
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There are many honors programs in the schools. We have the best football team and softball team in the state. So not only does East have an amazing acedmeics program but it is also sports savvy. A lot of this is due to the school district. The superindent doesn't try and regulate every little theing. They have their set of rules and if the grade a principals follow those rules than there are no issues. The school had a new and great principal put in place soon after and Rogers Park was back to its full glory. The School District also is good about allocating money. They give it to the schools that cannot afford certain things. Also if there's a child who doesn't really fit in the box there are a large amount of other programs for those out of the box thinkers. In terms of diversity the asd is a clear winner. East High is ranked 1st in diversity, west is 3rd and Bartlet is 4th nation wide. Asd houses the most diverse schools in the nation.
I was a student of the Anchorage School District since I was in kindergarten. Although now I have just graduated, I have learned many educational and social lessons. Those of which, I have and will put to good use as a grow older. Many of these lessons were made possible because the Anchorage School District, I believe, were very passionate on embracing different cultures. That was one of the many things I really appreciated from the School District. They made it a priority of theirs to have the parents involvement within the schools as well. Enabling the majority of their school to feel safe and accepted.