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* [http://education.alaska.gov/ Alaska Department of Education & Early Development]
* [http://www.elections.alaska.gov/ State of Alaska Division of Elections]
* [http://education.alaska.gov/ Alaska Department of Education and Early Development]
* [http://aasb.org/ Association of Alaska School Boards]
* [http://www.neaalaska.org/ National Education Association - Alaska]
* [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/districtsearch/ National Center for Education Statistics school district search tool]

Revision as of 15:38, 9 June 2014

K-12 Education in Alaska
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Education facts
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
Alaska Department of EducationList of school districts in AlaskaAlaskaSchool boards portal
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Public education in the United States
Public education in Alaska
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Note: The statistics on this page are mainly from government sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Education Statistics. Figures given are the most recent as of June 2014, with school years noted in the text or footnotes.

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 as reported in the Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[6]

See also: Demographic information for all students in all 50 states

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Alaska as reported in the National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[7]

Demographic information for Alaska's K-12 public school system
Ethnicity Students State Percentage United States Percentage**
American Indian 30,770 23.46% 1.10%
Asian 8,065 6.15% 4.68%
African American 4,730 3.61% 15.68%
Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Isl. Students 2,904 2.21% 0.42%
Hispanic 8,147 6.21% 24.37%
White 66,704 50.85% 51.21%
Two or More 9,847 7.51% 2.54%
**Note: This is the percentage of all students in the United States that are reported to be of this ethnicity.

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 held elections in 2014 for seven seats. Elections were spread throughout the year, including one on April 1, 2014, and two on October 7, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Alaska's school board elections in 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.[8] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

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
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District 10/7/2014 3 7 14,285
Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District 10/7/2014 2 7 17,079

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