Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 9 public schools serving 2,359 students in Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Alaska.
Public Schools in Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District have an average math proficiency score of 44% (versus the Alaska public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 40% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District are Point Higgins School, Ketchikan Charter School and Ketchikan High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Alaska.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the Alaska public school average of 52% (majority American Indian).

Top Rankings

Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Alaska for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AK)
# Schools
9 Schools
511 Schools
# Students
2,359 Students
132,589 Students
# Teachers
152 Teachers
7,730 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 54 school districts in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 80-84% has increased from 70-74% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AK)
Overall District Rank
#14 out of 54 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Ketchikan Gateway Borough   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ketchikan Gateway 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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ketchikan Gateway 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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
80-84%
79%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Ketchikan Gateway Borough   School District and public school graduation rate of AK by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.65
0.71
# American Indian Students
710 Students
30,413 Students
% American Indian Students
30%
23%
# Asian Students
231 Students
7,782 Students
% Asian Students
10%
6%
# Hispanic Students
65 Students
8,824 Students
% Hispanic Students
3%
7%
# Black Students
22 Students
3,837 Students
% Black Students
1%
3%
# White Students
1,173 Students
63,056 Students
% White Students
50%
47%
# Hawaiian Students
25 Students
3,910 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
3%
# Two or more races Students
133 Students
14,767 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
11%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
116
3,586
# Students in K Grade:
173
10,146
# Students in 1st Grade:
184
10,208
# Students in 2nd Grade:
174
10,287
# Students in 3rd Grade:
163
10,371
# Students in 4th Grade:
176
10,363
# Students in 5th Grade:
184
10,190
# Students in 6th Grade:
149
9,977
# Students in 7th Grade:
174
9,737
# Students in 8th Grade:
188
9,478
# Students in 9th Grade:
163
9,579
# Students in 10th Grade:
164
9,285
# Students in 11th Grade:
170
9,500
# Students in 12th Grade:
181
9,882
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $18,560 in this school district is less than the state median of $26,005. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,913 is less than the state median of $25,710. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AK)
Total Revenue
$44 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total revenue of Ketchikan Gateway Borough   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AK by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$42 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total spending of Ketchikan Gateway Borough   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AK by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$18,560
$26,005
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Ketchikan Gateway Borough   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AK by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$17,913
$25,710
This chart display average spending per public school student in Ketchikan Gateway Borough   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AK by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Point Higgins School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
981 North Point Higgins Rd Ntg
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 247-1500
Grades: PK-6
| 295 students
Rank: #22.
Ketchikan Charter School
Charter School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
410 Schoenbar
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 225-8568
Grades: K-8
| 186 students
Rank: #33.
Ketchikan High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2610 4th Ave
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 225-9815
Grades: 9-12
| 577 students
Rank: #44.
Tongass School Of Arts And Sciences Charter School
Charter School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
410 Schoenbar Rd
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 225-5720
Grades: PK-6
| 179 students
Rank: #55.
Fawn Mountain Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
400 Old Homestead Rd
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 228-2200
Grades: PK-6
| 305 students
Rank: #66.
Schoenbar Middle School
Math: 41% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
217 Schoenbar
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 228-7200
Grades: 7-8
| 287 students
Rank: #77.
Fast Track
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2931 Baranof Ave
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 225-2128
Grades: K-12
| 59 students
Rank: #88.
Houghtaling Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2940 Baranof
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 225-4128
Grades: PK-6
| 366 students
Rank: #99.
Revilla Jr/sr High School
Alternative School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3131 Baranof Ave
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 225-6681
Grades: 7-12
| 105 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 2,359 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80-84% (Top 30% in AK)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.65

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