Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

501 N Gulkana St
Palmer, AK 99645
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Alaska for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2023 school year, there are 47 public schools serving 18,220 students in Matanuska-Susitna 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 Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District have an average math proficiency score of 41% (versus the Alaska public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 40% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is less than the Alaska public school average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AK)
# Schools
47 Schools
503 Schools
# Students
18,220 Students
129,872 Students
# Teachers
1,009 Teachers
7,567 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 54 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 86% has increased from 78% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AK)
Overall District Rank
#10 out of 52 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Matanuska-Susitna Borough   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Matanuska-Susitna 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)
50%
44%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Matanuska-Susitna 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
86%
77%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Matanuska-Susitna Borough   School District and public school graduation rate of AK by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.51
0.71
# American Indian Students
1,543 Students
28,563 Students
% American Indian Students
8%
22%
# Asian Students
215 Students
6,999 Students
% Asian Students
1%
5%
# Hispanic Students
1,321 Students
9,469 Students
% Hispanic Students
7%
7%
# Black Students
137 Students
3,199 Students
% Black Students
1%
3%
# White Students
12,345 Students
61,086 Students
% White Students
68%
47%
# Hawaiian Students
144 Students
3,950 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
3%
# Two or more races Students
2,515 Students
16,606 Students
% of Two or more races Students
14%
13%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
418
3,509
# Students in K Grade:
1,362
9,373
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,341
9,876
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,363
9,791
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,332
9,853
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,339
9,891
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,401
9,881
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,397
10,096
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,393
10,044
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,420
9,787
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,472
9,776
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,400
9,412
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,364
9,161
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,218
9,422
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,790 in this school district is less than the state median of $27,496. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,122 is less than the state median of $27,185. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AK)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$306 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total revenue of Matanuska-Susitna Borough   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AK by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$294 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total spending of Matanuska-Susitna Borough   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AK by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,790
$27,496
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Matanuska-Susitna Borough   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AK by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$16,122
$27,185
This chart display average spending per public school student in Matanuska-Susitna Borough   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AK by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Academy Charter School
Charter School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
801 East Arctic
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 746-2358
Grades: K-8
| 253 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Mat-su Career & Technical Ed High School
Vocational School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2472 N Seward Meridian Pkwy
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-0400
Grades: 9-12
| 753 students
Rank: #33.
American Charter Academy
Charter School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7362 W Parks Hwy #725
Wasilla, AK 99623
(907) 352-0150
Grades: K-12
| 171 students
Rank: #44.
Pioneer Peak Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1959 N Stringfield Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 861-5700
Grades: PK-5
| 398 students
Rank: #55.
Midnight Sun Family Learning Center
Charter School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7275 W Midnight Sun Cir
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 357-6786
Grades: K-8
| 171 students
Rank: #66.
Willow Elementary School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
31706 W Parks Hwy
Willow, AK 99688
(907) 495-9300
Grades: PK-5
| 115 students
Rank: #77.
Fred And Sara Machetanz Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4961 E Nelson Rd
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 864-2300
Grades: PK-5
| 428 students
Rank: #88.
Talkeetna Elementary School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
13930 E Timberwolf Lp
Talkeetna, AK 99676
(907) 733-9400
Grades: PK-5
| 71 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Finger Lake Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5981 Eek St
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 864-2200
Grades: PK-5
| 391 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Larson Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2722 E Seldon Rd
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-2300
Grades: PK-5
| 329 students
Rank: #1111.
Snowshoe Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2001 W Fairview Loop
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-9500
Grades: PK-5
| 275 students
Rank: #1212.
Twindly Bridge Charter School
Charter School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
141 E Seldon Rd Ste C
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 376-6680
Grades: K-12
| 560 students
Rank: #1313.
Glacier View School
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
65975 S Wolverine Cir
Sutton, AK 99674
(907) 861-5650
Grades: K-12
| 35 students
Rank: #1414.
Beryozova School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
27297 W Beryozova Dr
Willow, AK 99688
(907) 495-9390
Grades: K-12
| 16 students
Rank: #1515.
John Shaw Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3750 E Paradise Ln
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-0500
Grades: PK-5
| 438 students
Rank: #1616.
Sherrod Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
561 N Gulkana St
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 761-4100
Grades: K-5
| 367 students
Rank: #1717.
Mat-su Central School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
600 E Railroad Ave #6
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-7480
Grades: K-12
| 2,833 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Cottonwood Creek Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
800 N Seward Meridian
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 864-2100
Grades: PK-5
| 350 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Teeland Middle School
Math: 42% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2788 N Seward Meridian Pkwy
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-7500
Grades: 6-8
| 719 students
Rank: #2020.
Birchtree Charter School
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1675 N Nadina St.
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 745-1831
Grades: K-8
| 352 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Butte Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4006 S Butte Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 861-5200
Grades: PK-5
| 246 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Dena'ina Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7068 S Knik Knack Mud Shack Ro
Wasilla, AK 99687
(907) 864-5600
Grades: PK-5
| 359 students
Rank: #2323.
Knik Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6350 W Hollywood
Wasilla, AK 99687
(907) 352-0300
Grades: K-5
| 221 students
Rank: #2424.
Colony Middle School
Math: 39% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9250 E Bogard Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 761-1500
Grades: 6-8
| 592 students
Rank: #2525.
Tanaina Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2550 Lucille St
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-9400
Grades: PK-5
| 326 students
Rank: #2626.
Iditarod Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
455 E Carpenter Cir
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-9100
Grades: PK-5
| 377 students
Rank: #2727.
Wasilla Middle School
Math: 30% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
650 Bogard Rd
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-5300
Grades: 6-8
| 573 students
Rank: #2828.
Palmer High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1170 W Bogard Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 746-8400
Grades: 9-12
| 699 students
Rank: #2929.
Big Lake Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Mile 4.5 South Big Lake Rd
Big Lake, AK 99652
(907) 892-9700
Grades: PK-5
| 315 students
Rank: #3030.
Joe Redington Senior Junior/Senior High School
Math: 27% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
10015 W Redington School Rd
Wasilla, AK 99623
(907) 864-5400
Grades: 6-12
| 533 students
Rank: #3131.
Susitna Valley High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
42728 S Parks Hwy
Talkeetna, AK 99676
(907) 733-9300
Grades: 6-12
| 174 students
Rank: #3232.
Palmer Middle School
Math: 25% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1159 S Chugach
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 761-4300
Grades: 6-8
| 491 students
Rank: #3333.
Colony High School
Math: 29% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
9550 E Bogard Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 861-5500
Grades: 9-12
| 999 students
Rank: #3434.
Sutton Elementary School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
11672 N Wright Way
Sutton, AK 99674
(907) 861-5600
Grades: PK-5
| 47 students
Rank: #3535.
Meadow Lakes Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1741 Pittman Rd
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-6100
Grades: PK-5
| 286 students
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • District size: 47 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 18,220 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 86% (Top 20% in AK)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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