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Alaska school districts

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K-12 Education in Alaska
State Superintendent: Michael Hanley
Number of students: 131,167[1]
Number of teachers: 8,088
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:16.2
Number of school districts: 54
Number of schools: 511
Graduation rate: 70%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $16,674[3]
See also
Public education in Alaska
Alaska Department of Education
Alaska school districts
List of school districts in Alaska

Alaska is home to 511 schools, 54 districts and 131,167 K-12 students.[4]

Quick facts

State school administrators

  • State Board of Education
    • Jim Merriner, Chair, Public-at-Large
    • Esther J. Cox, First Vice-Chair, 3rd Judicial District
    • Janel Keplinger, Second Vice-Chair, Public-at-Large
    • James K. Fields, REAA Representative
    • Sue Hull, Fourth Judicial District
    • Bunny Schaeffer, Second Judicial District
    • Patrick Shier, First Judicial District
    • Carly Williams, Student Advisor
    • Lt. Col. Douglas Hays, Military Advisor


The following table displays the top ten Alaska school districts by total student enrollment.

Student enrollment[5]
1.) Anchorage School District
2.) Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District
3.) Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
4.) Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
5.) Juneau School District
6.) Lower Kuskokwim School District
7.) Galena City School District
8.) Kodiak Island Borough School District
9.) Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District
10.) Northwest Arctic Borough School District


The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Alaska.[6]

Ethnicity Percentage
White 52.2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 23.0%
Asian 8.0%
Hispanic 5.9%
African American 3.6%
Two or More 7.2%

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: Alaska school board elections, 2014

A total of three Alaska school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature seven seats up for election. Elections are spread throughout the year, including one on April 1, one on October 7 and one on November 4, 2014. The districts listed below served 80,570 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[7]

2014 Alaska School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Anchorage School District 4/1/2014 2 7 49,206
Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District 10/7/2014 2 7 17,079
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District 11/4/2014 3 7 14,285

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