Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

520 Fifth Ave
Fairbanks, AK 99701-4756
(District boundaries shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Alaska for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 5 public charter schools serving 882 students in Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. This district's average charter testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public charter schools in Alaska.
Public Charter Schools in Fairbanks North Star Borough School District have an average math proficiency score of 41% (versus the Alaska public charter school average of 48%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 59% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the Alaska public charter school average of 35% (majority American Indian).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AK)
# Schools
36 Schools
30 Schools
# Students
12,331 Students
7,621 Students
# Teachers
674 Teachers
360 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 52 school districts in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 76% has increased from 74% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AK)
#20 out of 52 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
33%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AK by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
45%
44%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AK by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
76%
77%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District and public school graduation rate of AK by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.63
0.55
# American Indian Students
1,091 Students
889 Students
% American Indian Students
9%
12%
# Asian Students
260 Students
146 Students
% Asian Students
2%
2%
# Hispanic Students
1,232 Students
528 Students
% Hispanic Students
10%
7%
# Black Students
462 Students
98 Students
% Black Students
4%
1%
# White Students
6,994 Students
4,932 Students
% White Students
57%
65%
# Hawaiian Students
137 Students
67 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
1%
# Two or more races Students
2,155 Students
961 Students
% of Two or more races Students
17%
12%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
148
1
# Students in K Grade:
1,000
781
# Students in 1st Grade:
971
799
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,002
785
# Students in 3rd Grade:
995
770
# Students in 4th Grade:
931
804
# Students in 5th Grade:
963
831
# Students in 6th Grade:
918
810
# Students in 7th Grade:
985
623
# Students in 8th Grade:
966
586
# Students in 9th Grade:
976
208
# Students in 10th Grade:
858
225
# Students in 11th Grade:
900
224
# Students in 12th Grade:
718
174
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $18,650 in this school district is less than the state median of $20,243. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $19,378 is less than the state median of $21,325. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AK)
Total Revenue
$230 MM
$2,630 MM
This chart display total revenue of Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AK by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$239 MM
$2,771 MM
This chart display total spending of Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AK by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$18,650
$20,243
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AK by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$19,378
$21,325
This chart display average spending per public school student in Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in AK by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Public Charter 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.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
Effie Kokrine Charter School
Charter School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
601 Loftus Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 474-0958
Grades: 7-12
| 145 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 36 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 12,331 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • : 76% (Top 50% in AK)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 33% (Top 50%)
  • : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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