Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District

2610 Fourth Ave
Ketchikan, AK 99901-6278
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 10%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 9 public schools serving 2,156 students in Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Alaska.
Public Schools in Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District have an average math proficiency score of 40% (versus the Alaska public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 40% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the Alaska public school average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AK)
# Schools
9 Schools
500 Schools
# Students
2,156 Students
129,941 Students
# Teachers
159 Teachers
7,250 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Ketchikan Gateway 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 80-84% has increased from 75-79% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AK)
Overall District Rank
#19 out of 52 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Ketchikan Gateway Borough   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
36%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
44%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
80-84%
77%
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 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.65
0.71
# American Indian Students
678 Students
28,154 Students
% American Indian Students
31%
22%
# Asian Students
201 Students
6,707 Students
% Asian Students
9%
5%
# Hispanic Students
33 Students
9,661 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
8%
# Black Students
17 Students
3,074 Students
% Black Students
1%
2%
# White Students
1,076 Students
61,361 Students
% White Students
50%
47%
# Hawaiian Students
26 Students
3,987 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
3%
# Two or more races Students
125 Students
16,997 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
13%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
38
2,924
# Students in K Grade:
154
9,777
# Students in 1st Grade:
152
9,620
# Students in 2nd Grade:
173
9,838
# Students in 3rd Grade:
147
9,823
# Students in 4th Grade:
170
9,860
# Students in 5th Grade:
178
9,916
# Students in 6th Grade:
176
9,867
# Students in 7th Grade:
163
10,050
# Students in 8th Grade:
176
9,992
# Students in 9th Grade:
166
10,045
# Students in 10th Grade:
144
9,450
# Students in 11th Grade:
151
9,416
# Students in 12th Grade:
168
9,363
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $22,937 is higher than the state median of $20,243. The school district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $22,586 is higher than the state median of $21,325. The school district spending/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AK)
Total Revenue
$50 MM
$2,630 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$49 MM
$2,771 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$22,937
$20,243
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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$22,586
$21,325
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 2020-21 school year data.

Best Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Point Higgins School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
981 North Point Higgins Rd Ntg
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 247-1500
Grades: PK-6
| 246 students
Rank: #22.
Tongass School Of Arts And Sciences Charter School
Charter School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
410 Schoenbar Rd
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 225-5720
Grades: PK-6
| 136 students
Rank: #33.
Fast Track
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2610 4th Avenue
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 225-2127
Grades: K-12
| 97 students
Rank: #44.
Fawn Mountain Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
400 Old Homestead Rd
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 228-2200
Grades: PK-6
| 280 students
Rank: #55.
Ketchikan High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2610 4th Ave
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 225-9815
Grades: 9-12
| 530 students
Rank: #66.
Houghtaling Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2940 Baranof
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 225-4128
Grades: PK-6
| 323 students
Rank: #77.
Ketchikan Charter School
Charter School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
410 Schoenbar
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 225-8568
Grades: K-8
| 184 students
Rank: #88.
Revilla Jr/sr High School
Alternative School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3131 Baranof Ave
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 225-6681
Grades: 7-12
| 104 students
Rank: #99.
Schoenbar Middle School
Math: 30% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
217 Schoenbar
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 228-7200
Grades: 7-8
| 256 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District?
Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District manages 9 public schools serving 2,156 students.
What is the rank of Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District?
Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District is ranked #21 out of 52 school districts in Alaska (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Alaska school districts for: Highest graduation rate (Top 10%), Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District?
50% of Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District students are White, 31% of students are American Indian, 9% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District?
Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District has a student/teacher ratio of 14:1, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 18:1.
What is Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $22,586 is higher than the state median of $21,325. The school district spending/student has grown by 11% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 9 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 2,156 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80-84% (Top 10% in AK)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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