22 high schools
Public schools across the state are ranked among the finest in the nation and the Anchorage School District’s average SAT and ACT college entrance exam scores are consistently above the national average. Alaska has long been on the cutting edge of using computers and distance education to expand learning opportunities.
Alaska Elementary School Rankings
|1||Eagle Academy Charter School||Anchorage School District|
|2||Watershed Charter School||Fairbanks North Star Borough School District|
|3||Aurora Elementary||Anchorage School District|
53 school districts
Alaska Gateway School District. Aleutian Region School District. Aleutians East Borough School District. Anchorage School District.
The country’s 49th and 50th states did rank among the top 10 richest states with Alaska clocking in at number 7 and Hawaii at number 3. New Hampshire, another low-population state, also cracked the top ten list.
By Alaska state law, public schools need to teach at least 170 days a year. (AS 14.03. 030(1)) State law also requires at least 740 hours of instruction and study periods for pupils in kindergarten through third grade and at least 900 hours of instruction and study periods for pupils in grades four through 12.
|Pre-K – 12||#47|
There are 1,208 public and private PK- 12 schools in Alaska. Learn more about the schools, student demographics, and academics within the state, read parent reviews of local schools, and find information about specific cities and school districts.
126 high schools
3,240 high schools
Anchorage cost of living is 123.5
|COST OF LIVING||Anchorage||Alaska|
|Median Home Cost||$334,300||$310,600|
Recruitment and Retention. Every year, Alaska loses about 1,000 of its 8,000 to 9,000 teachers , so it’s imperative that the state find ways to attract and keep more educators.
Alaska, Delaware and Wyoming are the only states that have never had more than one district. Between 1810 and 1820, Delaware had two U.S. Representatives, but they were elected at-large.