Alaska
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Alaska Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

Overview

Public Schools Overview Alaska School Districts by City
Number Of Students 132,737
Number Of Alaska Schools 509
Number Of Alaska School Districts 54
Spending Per Student $19,761

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 34.7482310606061
4th Grade 39.7258950043105
5th Grade 39.837883442546
6th Grade 45.8977757926294
7th Grade 44.5660726753893
8th Grade 38.8497238782792
10th Grade 33.4034304192483

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 47.5426704545455
4th Grade 42.6847671551946
5th Grade 37.6259023290304
6th Grade 35.7024800896345
7th Grade 31.0722379388543
8th Grade 25.6045815752195
10th Grade 23.6538525319223

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 53.9% 50.6%
Black 3.6% 16.0%
Hispanic 7.8% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 6.8% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 27.9% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 43.8% 48.4%
English Language Learners 11.0% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 14.1% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 16.97
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

Alaska Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 737,438 327,167,434
Population Density (per sq. mile) 0 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 7.3% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 20.3% 19.3%
20-44 Years Old 36.3% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 25.5% 26.0%
65 Or Older 10.6% 15.2%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 253,462 117,952,415
Single Parent Households With Children 11.2% 8.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 92.7% 87.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 29.2% 31.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 17.3% 13.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 19.6% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 14.2% 12.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.9% 17.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 14.0% 17.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 10.0% 13.9%
$15,000 or less 7.0% 10.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,430 $1,251,747,491 47.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,364 $181,075,086 6.9%
Staff $1,369 $181,664,894 6.9%
General Administration $247 $32,839,135 1.3%
School Administration $1,070 $142,062,339 5.4%
Operation $2,079 $275,938,677 10.5%
Transportation $574 $76,158,113 2.9%
Other $709 $94,141,154 3.6%
Total Support $7,412 $983,850,569 37.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,919 $387,398,707 14.8%
Total Expenditures $19,761 $2,623,010,026 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%