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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Mat-Su Career & Tech Education High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Wasilla, AK. It has 582 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.
Address
2472 N Seward Meridian Parkway
Wasilla, AK 99654
Telephone
(907) 352-0400

Mat-Su Career & Tech Education High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1160
74 responses
Average ACT
26
32 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$74,887
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,098
National
$949
Median Home Value
$235,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • The lock-in
    23%
  • The dances
    19%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Pathway Meetings
    12%
  • Senior BBQ
    12%
  • Student Government AASG Trip
    12%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
582
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.7%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$21,835/ year
National
$12,239
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Mat-Su Career & Tech Education High School Reviews

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There are virtually endless reasons that I endorse Mat-Su Career Tech. Primarily, I find the fact that my relationship with the teachers and students is absolutely strong, fun, and career-supportive. Our very noticeable STEM focus and career preparation options give the school it's due credit. My classmates literally shaped me, and I them, to be the next generation of extensively prepared hard workers. Tech Pride!
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This school is by far unique than any other school, it is very professional yet fun. It definitely prepares you for college and life. Career Tech is the closest high school in Alaska that has all the classes and resources to get you ready for life or college. It has many pathways and classes and corses in those so you can find what career you want in life, instead of changing your majors in college a lot.
Mat-Su Career and Technical High School does not have any sports teams or art classes as it focuses on the technical aspects of a career. With that in mind, students who wish to pursue the arts or any sport aren’t given that option at the school. However, in all, it is highly regarded for its focus on a student’s future. Not only are the basic academics provided but also different pathway options. A student is given the opportunity of pursuing and discovering the different career pathways (such as nursing, tourism, aviation, building, business, and the options go on).