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For the 2021 school year, there are 30 public schools serving 16,155 students in Fairbanks, AK. Fairbanks has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Alaska.
The top ranked public schools in Fairbanks, AK are Watershed Charter School, Pearl Creek Elementary School and Barnette Magnet School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Fairbanks, AK public schools have an average math proficiency score of 40% (versus the Alaska public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 43% statewide average). Schools in Fairbanks have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of Alaska public schools.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is less than the Alaska public school average of 52% (majority American Indian).

Top Fairbanks, AK Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Watershed Charter School Charter School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4975 Decathlon Ave
    Fairbanks, AK 99709
    (907) 374-9350

    Grades: K-8 | 197 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Pearl Creek Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    700 Auburn Dr
    Fairbanks, AK 99709
    (907) 479-4234

    Grades: PK-6 | 492 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Barnette Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 60% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1000 Barnette St
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 456-6072

    Grades: PK-8 | 431 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Chinook Montessori Charter School Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3002 International St
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 452-5020

    Grades: K-8 | 152 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Salcha Elementary School Math: 60-69% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    8530 Richardson Hwy
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 488-3267

    Grades: PK-6 | 72 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Ladd Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    601 F St
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 451-1700

    Grades: PK-6 | 501 students
  • Rank: #77.
    University Park Elementary School Math: 53% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    554 Loftus Rd
    Fairbanks, AK 99709
    (907) 479-6963

    Grades: PK-6 | 475 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Boreal Sun Charter School Charter School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2404 S Barnette St
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 456-5444

    Grades: K-7 | 179 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Randy Smith Middle School Math: 44% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1401 Bainbridge
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 458-7600

    Grades: 7-8 | 295 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Fairbanks B.e.s.t. Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    520 Fifth Ave
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 452-2000

    Grades: K-12 | 292 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Interior Distance Education Of Alaska (Idea) Math: 36% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2157 Van Horn Rd
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 374-2200

    Grades: PK-12 | 4,236 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Woodriver Elementary School Math: 56% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    5000 Palo Verde Dr
    Fairbanks, AK 99709
    (907) 479-4211

    Grades: PK-6 | 436 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Midnight Sun Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2301 Bradway Rd
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 488-0134

    Grades: PK-5 | 476 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Weller Elementary School Math: 48% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    635 Elementary Dr
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 457-1629

    Grades: PK-6 | 468 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Tanana Middle School Math: 31% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    600 Trainor Gate Rd
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 452-8145

    Grades: 7-8 | 385 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Nordale Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    397 Hamilton Ave
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 452-2696

    Grades: PK-6 | 362 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Joy Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    24 Margaret St
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 456-5469

    Grades: PK-6 | 425 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Ticasuk Brown Elementary School Math: 35% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    785 Lakloey Dr
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 488-3200

    Grades: PK-5 | 504 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Anne Wien Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1501 Hampstead Ave
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 451-7500

    Grades: PK-6 | 378 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    West Valley High School Math: 33% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3800 Geist Rd
    Fairbanks, AK 99709
    (907) 479-4221

    Grades: 9-12 | 976 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Hutchison High School Vocational School
    Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3750 Geist Rd
    Fairbanks, AK 99709
    (907) 479-2261

    Grades: 9-12 | 408 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Denali Elementary School Math: 35% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1042 Lathrop St
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 452-2456

    Grades: PK-6 | 345 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Ryan Middle School Math: 28% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1450 Cowles
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 452-4751

    Grades: 7-8 | 371 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Raven School Math: 24% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4762 Old Airport Way
    Fairbanks, AK 99709
    (907) 374-9401

    Grades: PK-12 | 1,515 student
  • Rank: #2525.
    Hunter Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1630 Gillam Way
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 456-5775

    Grades: PK-6 | 374 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Two Rivers School Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    400 Two Rivers Rd
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 488-6616

    Grades: PK-8 | 87 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Lathrop High School Math: 18% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    901 Airport Way
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 456-7794

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,023 student
  • Rank: #2828.
    Effie Kokrine Charter School Charter School
    Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    601 Loftus Rd
    Fairbanks, AK 99709
    (907) 474-0958

    Grades: 7-12 | 171 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Alternative Learning Systems Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    520 Fifth Ave
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 452-2000

    Grades: PK-12 | 111 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Golden Heart Academy Alternative School
    1502 Wilbur St
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 456-1536

    Grades: 5-12 | 18 students
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