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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Mat-Su Central School is an above average, public school located in Wasilla, AK. It has 1,522 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 67 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.

Mat-Su Central School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
71%
Average SAT
1120
27 responses
Average ACT
24
13 responses
AP Enrollment
2%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$75,905
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,112
National
$949
Median Home Value
$243,000
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.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Prom
    60%
  • Field Trips
    40%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,522
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
67:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 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
$16,775/ year
National
$12,239
56%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Mat-Su Central School (MSCS) is a unique school. It is actually a homeschooling resource center. Families that are enrolled in homeschool can come in to meet with advisors and teachers, they can take classes, gain access to school supplies, and much more to help homeschooling families succeed. Many parents don't haven't spent years as professional teachers, but they can meet with and learn from people who have, teachers who have put together their own courses, taught their own students, and even been principals at other brick-and-mortar schools. However, the key difference with Mat-Su Central is that they allow for family and individual diversity in the learning system, in fact they celebrate it! Each child has their own advisor, their own learning plan, and their own future goals, all of which are measured, tracked, and highly encouraged. It is a relaxed and fun, learning-centered environment, great for people and families from all walks of life.
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I liked how my advisory teacher helped me stick through my senior year. At the time my parents were getting divorced, it was hard for me. He went by Paul, and Paul did more than help me graduate, he gave me hope that everything was going to be okay and that I'd make it. I graduated high school May 18, 2018. From time to time I see him and I always thank him for what he did. If there was anything they could improve on, I would say hire more teachers like Paul.
Mat-Su Central gives me flexibility to personalize my education. I have many opportunities to study a wide range of subjects as well take advantage of domestic and international education travel experiences. I do not really have anything that I wish was different about the school or my experience there.