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 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Alaska School Districts by City
Number Of Students 132,477
Number Of Alaska Schools 507
Number Of Alaska School Districts 54
Spending Per Student $20,585

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 35.6476840931672
4th Grade 40.3400091050495
5th Grade 42.3478654110708
6th Grade 37.0884902965001
7th Grade 29.9421335822538
8th Grade 31.4996468148778
10th Grade 30.8699330957199

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 40.4086341193335
4th Grade 38.4606016920217
5th Grade 33.7919260323324
6th Grade 31.4977279980547
7th Grade 29.4335162291586
8th Grade 25.6838271595561
10th Grade 22.7564676654484

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 55.4% 51.5%
Black 3.6% 16.2%
Hispanic 7.7% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 6.8% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 26.5% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 42.7% 47.6%
English Language Learners 11.5% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 13.9% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 16.91
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Alaska Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 741,894 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 1 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 7.4% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 20.7% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 36.3% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 26.3% 26.2%
65 Or Older 9.4% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 250,235 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 11.6% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 92.3% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 28.8% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 15.6% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 19.2% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 14.8% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.9% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 15.1% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 10.4% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 7.0% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $10,164 $1,346,462,224 49.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,467 $194,320,646 7.1%
Staff $1,241 $164,372,978 6.0%
General Administration $253 $33,473,390 1.2%
School Administration $1,141 $151,203,975 5.5%
Operation $2,114 $280,049,859 10.3%
Transportation $556 $73,663,219 2.7%
Other $648 $85,805,446 3.1%
Total Support $7,419 $982,851,363 36.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,003 $397,769,021 14.6%
Total Expenditures $20,585 $2,727,077,697 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%