Top 10 Best Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 38 public schools serving 22,751 students in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK (there are 11 private schools, serving 715 private students). 97% of all K-12 students in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK are educated in public schools (compared to the AK state average of 96%).
The top ranked public schools in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK are Watershed Charter School, Fairbanks B.e.s.t. and Crawford Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK public schools have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the Alaska public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 40% statewide average). Schools in Fairbanks North Star Borough have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Alaska public schools.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is less than the Alaska public school average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Best Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Watershed Charter School
Charter School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4975 Decathlon Ave
Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 374-9350
Grades: K-8
| 199 students
Rank: #22.
Fairbanks B.e.s.t.
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
520 Fifth Ave
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 452-2000
Grades: PK-12
| 743 students
Rank: #33.
Crawford Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
692 Raven's Way
Eielson Afb, AK 99702
(907) 372-3306
Grades: 3-6
| 255 students
Rank: #44.
Pearl Creek Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
700 Auburn Dr
Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 479-4234
Grades: PK-6
| 401 students
Rank: #55.
Interior Distance Education Of Alaska (Idea)
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2157 Van Horn Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 374-2200
Grades: PK-12
| 7,321 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Hunter Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1630 Gillam Way
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 456-5775
Grades: PK-6
| 314 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Raven School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4762 Old Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 357-9573
Grades: PK-12
| 3,099 students
Rank: #88.
Chinook Montessori Charter School
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3002 International St
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 452-5020
Grades: K-8
| 150 students
Rank: #99.
Ben Eielson Jr/sr High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
675 Raven's Way
Eielson Afb, AK 99702
(907) 372-3110
Grades: 7-12
| 343 students
Rank: #1010.
Barnette Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1000 Barnette St
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 456-6072
Grades: PK-8
| 414 students
Rank: #1111.
Weller Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
635 Elementary Dr
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 457-1629
Grades: PK-6
| 372 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Boreal Sun Charter School
Charter School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2404 S Barnette St
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 456-5444
Grades: K-8
| 203 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Ladd Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
601 F St
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 451-1700
Grades: PK-8
| 380 students
Rank: #1414.
Hutchison High School
Vocational School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3750 Geist Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 479-2261
Grades: 9-12
| 386 students
Rank: #1515.
Midnight Sun Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2301 Bradway Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 488-0134
Grades: PK-5
| 337 students
Rank: #1616.
Salcha Elementary School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
8530 Richardson Hwy
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 488-3267
Grades: PK-6
| 62 students
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Lathrop High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
901 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 456-7794
Grades: 9-12
| 841 students
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Randy Smith Middle School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1401 Bainbridge
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 458-7600
Grades: 7-8
| 275 students
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Woodriver Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5000 Palo Verde Dr
Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 479-4211
Grades: PK-6
| 420 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
University Park Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
554 Loftus Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 479-6963
Grades: PK-6
| 349 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
West Valley High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3800 Geist Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 479-4221
Grades: 9-12
| 878 students
Rank: #2222.
North Pole Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
250 Snowman Ln
North Pole, AK 99705
(907) 488-2286
Grades: PK-5
| 325 students
Rank: #2323.
Arctic Light Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4167 Neely Rd
Fort Wainwright, AK 99703
(907) 356-2038
Grades: PK-8
| 425 students
Rank: #2424.
North Pole High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
601 Nphs Blvd
North Pole, AK 99705
(907) 488-3761
Grades: 9-12
| 597 students
Rank: #2525.
North Pole Middle School
Math: 25% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
300 East 8th Ave
North Pole, AK 99705
(907) 488-2271
Grades: 6-8
| 517 students
Rank: #2626.
Discovery Peak Charter School
Charter School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2880 Hurst Road
North Pole, AK 99705
(907) 488-0136
Grades: K-8
| 185 students
Rank: #2727.
Tanana Middle School
Math: 23% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
600 Trainor Gate Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 452-8145
Grades: 7-8
| 300 students
Rank: #2828.
Ryan Middle School
Math: 25% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1450 Cowles
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 452-4751
Grades: 7-8
| 396 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Denali Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1042 Lathrop St
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 452-2456
Grades: PK-6
| 270 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Joy Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
24 Margaret St
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 456-5469
Grades: PK-8
| 327 students
Rank: #3131.
Two Rivers School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
400 Two Rivers Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 488-6616
Grades: PK-8
| 66 students
Rank: #3232.
Anne Wien Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1501 Hampstead Ave
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 451-7500
Grades: PK-6
| 314 students
Rank: #3333.
Ticasuk Brown Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
785 Lakloey Dr
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 488-3200
Grades: PK-5
| 394 students
Rank: #3434.
Nordale Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
397 Hamilton Ave
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 452-2696
Grades: PK-6
| 282 students
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
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
| 192 students
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Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
4762 Old Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 374-9401
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
2945 Monk Ct
North Pole, AK 99705
(907) 490-9025
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
520 Fifth Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 488-6616
Grades: K-9
| 113 students
General Delivery
Fairbanks, AK 99790
(907) 678-2001
Grades: K-12
| 8 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK?
The top ranked public schools in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK include Watershed Charter School, Fairbanks B.e.s.t. and Crawford Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK?
38 public schools are located in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK.
What percentage of students in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK go to public school?
97% of all K-12 students in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK are educated in public schools (compared to the AK state average of 96%).
What is the racial composition of students in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK?
Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK public schools minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is less than the Alaska public schools average of 53% (majority American Indian).

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