Valdez High School

319 Robe River Dr

Valdez, AK 99686

Grades: 9-12

200 students

Valdez High School serves 200 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the AK average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the state average of 50%.
Valdez High School operates within the Valdez City School District.
The school district's 83% graduation rate is higher than the AK state average of 70%.

Overview

The student population of 200 students has declined by 18% over five years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 200 students
Valdez High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Valdez High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Valdez High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.40 is more than the state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AK) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 13:1
Valdez High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
17%
24%
Valdez High School American Indian Students (1989-2013)
Asian
1%
6%
Valdez High School Asian Students (1989-2013)
Hispanic
3%
6%
Valdez High School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
76%
50%
Valdez High School White Students (1989-2013)
Two or more races
3%
8%
Valdez High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Valdez High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AK All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.40 0.36
Valdez High School Diversity Score (1989-2013)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
39%
34%
Valdez High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
6%
Valdez High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 636 students has decreased by 12% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 83% has decreased from 99% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $21,074 is less than the state average of $21,927. The district revenue/student has grown by 56% over four years.
The district spending/student of $20,970 is less than the state average of $24,242. The district spending/student has grown by 61% over four years.
School District Name Valdez City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
4
Number of Students Managed 636 398
Valdez City   School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 83% 70%
Valdez City   School District Graduation Rate (1996-2009)
District Total Revenue $15 MM $9 MM
Valdez City   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $15 MM $10 MM
Valdez City   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $21,074 $21,927
Valdez City   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $20,970 $24,242
Valdez City   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Tatitlek Community School (21.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is George H. Gilson Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hermon Hutchens Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • ValdezGeorge H. Gilson Middle School
    357 Robe River Dr
    ValdezAK 99686
    (907)835-2244
    0 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 137 students                      
  • ValdezHermon Hutchens Elementary School
    1009 West Klutina
    ValdezAK 99686
    (907)835-4728
    0.6 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 299 students                      
  • TatitlekTatitlek Community School
    Main St
    TatitlekAK 99677
    (907)325-2252
    21.4 mi | Gr. PK-12 | 16 students                      
  • Cordova Mt. Eccles Elementary School
    201 Adams Ave
    CordovaAK 99574
    (907)424-3236
    45.7 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 179 students                      
  • CordovaCordova Jr/sr High School
    100 Fisherman Ave
    CordovaAK 99574
    (907)424-3266
    45.9 mi | Gr. 7-12 | 152 students                      

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