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 27 public elementary schools serving 8,170 students in Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public elementary schools in Alaska.
Public Elementary Schools in Fairbanks North Star Borough School District have an average math proficiency score of 35% (versus the Alaska public elementary school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 40% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is less than the Alaska public elementary school average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AK)
# Schools
36 Schools
426 Schools
# Students
12,331 Students
97,560 Students
# Teachers
674 Teachers
5,423 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
0.70
# American Indian Students
1,091 Students
23,452 Students
% American Indian Students
9%
24%
# Asian Students
260 Students
4,050 Students
% Asian Students
2%
4%
# Hispanic Students
1,232 Students
6,733 Students
% Hispanic Students
10%
7%
# Black Students
462 Students
2,044 Students
% Black Students
4%
2%
# White Students
6,994 Students
46,146 Students
% White Students
57%
47%
# Hawaiian Students
137 Students
2,615 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
3%
# Two or more races Students
2,155 Students
12,520 Students
% of Two or more races Students
17%
13%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
148
2,848
# Students in K Grade:
1,000
9,777
# Students in 1st Grade:
971
9,620
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,002
9,838
# Students in 3rd Grade:
995
9,823
# Students in 4th Grade:
931
9,860
# Students in 5th Grade:
963
9,916
# Students in 6th Grade:
918
9,867
# Students in 7th Grade:
985
7,000
# Students in 8th Grade:
966
6,876
# Students in 9th Grade:
976
3,019
# Students in 10th Grade:
858
2,849
# Students in 11th Grade:
900
2,982
# Students in 12th Grade:
718
3,285
# 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 Elementary 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.
Golden Heart Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1502 Wilbur St
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 456-1536
Grades: 5-12
| 17 students
Rank: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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: #99.
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: #10 - 1110. - 11.
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: #10 - 1110. - 11.
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: #1212.
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: #1313.
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: #1414.
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: #1515.
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: #1616.
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: #1717.
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: #1818.
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: #1919.
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: #20 - 2120. - 21.
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: #20 - 2120. - 21.
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: #2222.
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: #2323.
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: #2424.
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: #2525.
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: #2626.
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
Rank: n/an/a
768 Kodiak St
Eielson Afb, AK 99702
(907) 372-2167
Grades: PK-2
| 257 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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