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Alaska Public Schools

Overview

Public Schools Overview Alaska School Districts by City
Number Of Students 130,944
Number Of Alaska Schools 518
Number Of Alaska School Districts 54
Spending Per Student $20,329

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 81.5809414128093
4th Grade 78.2901442075114
5th Grade 80.9482207839128
6th Grade 77.8136771083598
7th Grade 81.2030491241812
8th Grade 83.2286415927846
9th Grade 80.3219961559372
10th Grade 81.8623878769325
11th Grade 50.8410835442201
12th Grade 47.9297976106572

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 75.1673224404045
4th Grade 74.2081888826605
5th Grade 70.4153623232968
6th Grade 67.0310537385151
7th Grade 65.7668585711982
9th Grade 60.9869324072869
10th Grade 75.4395789417244
11th Grade 35.5263543317857
12th Grade 35.6467232833855

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 49.2% 50.9%
Black 3.4% 15.6%
Hispanic 6.6% 24.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 6.2% 4.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 23.9% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 42.8% 50.9%
English Language Learners 11.4% 8.6%
Students With Disabilities 13.7% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 16.58
AVG FOR NATION 16.11

Alaska Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 738,432 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 1 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 7.5% 6.4%
5-19 Years Old 21.1% 20.0%
20-44 Years Old 36.2% 33.6%
45-64 Years Old 26.7% 26.4%
65 Or Older 8.5% 13.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 250,969 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 12.1% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 92.1% 86.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 28.0% 29.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 14.2% 10.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 18.8% 13.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 14.7% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.3% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 15.6% 18.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 11.1% 15.7%
$15,000 or less 7.3% 12.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $10,116 $1,324,649,000 49.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,498 $196,213,000 7.4%
Staff $1,262 $165,234,000 6.2%
General Administration $261 $34,114,000 1.3%
School Administration $1,118 $146,391,000 5.5%
Operation $2,149 $281,452,000 10.6%
Transportation $558 $73,114,000 2.7%
Other $656 $85,924,000 3.2%
Total Support $7,503 $982,442,000 36.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,710 $354,864,000 13.3%
Total Expenditures $20,329 $2,661,955,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,701 $333,638,169,000 52.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $591 $29,412,404,174 4.6%
Staff $492 $24,492,916,000 3.8%
General Administration $209 $10,424,317,000 1.6%
School Administration $594 $29,556,027,000 4.6%
Operation $1,037 $51,633,785,000 8.1%
Transportation $496 $24,688,412,826 3.9%
Other $387 $19,255,863,000 3.0%
Total Support $3,805 $189,463,725,000 29.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,365 $117,743,383,000 18.4%
Total Expenditures $12,871 $640,845,277,000 100.0%