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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 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Alaska School Districts by City
Number Of Students 131,176
Number Of Alaska Schools 519
Number Of Alaska School Districts 54
Spending Per Student $20,789

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 40.4289194095704
4th Grade 38.4608142903122
5th Grade 33.8151592376244
6th Grade 31.5344794504778
7th Grade 29.4649196082338
8th Grade 25.7123497326449
10th Grade 22.7936221649406

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 40.4289194095704
4th Grade 38.4608142903122
5th Grade 33.8151592376244
6th Grade 31.5344794504778
7th Grade 29.4649196082338
8th Grade 25.7123497326449
10th Grade 22.7936221649406

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 55.0% 52.0%
Black 3.8% 16.2%
Hispanic 7.5% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 7.0% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 26.8% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 43.0% 50.9%
English Language Learners 11.5% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 13.7% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 16.91
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

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% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 20.8% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 36.4% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 26.3% 26.3%
65 Or Older 9.0% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 250,969 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 12.2% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 92.1% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 28.0% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 14.4% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 18.9% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 14.9% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.3% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 15.6% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 10.8% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 7.2% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $10,265 $1,346,462,309 49.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,481 $194,320,615 7.1%
Staff $1,253 $164,373,001 6.0%
General Administration $255 $33,473,356 1.2%
School Administration $1,153 $151,204,033 5.5%
Operation $2,135 $280,049,786 10.3%
Transportation $562 $73,663,098 2.7%
Other $654 $85,805,356 3.1%
Total Support $7,493 $982,851,339 36.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,032 $397,768,997 14.6%
Total Expenditures $20,789 $2,727,077,473 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%