Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 47 public schools serving 19,259 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).
The top ranked public schools in Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District are Academy Charter School, American Charter Academy and Mat-su Career & Technical Ed High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Alaska.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the Alaska public school average of 52% (majority American Indian).

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Matanuska-Susitna 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
47 Schools
511 Schools
# Students
19,259 Students
132,589 Students
# Teachers
1,017 Teachers
7,730 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
19:1

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 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85% has increased from 75% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AK)
Overall District Rank
#19 out of 54 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Matanuska-Susitna Borough   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
39%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
42%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
85%
79%
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 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.46
0.71
# American Indian Students
2,978 Students
30,413 Students
% American Indian Students
15%
23%
# Asian Students
336 Students
7,782 Students
% Asian Students
2%
6%
# Hispanic Students
521 Students
8,824 Students
% Hispanic Students
3%
7%
# Black Students
277 Students
3,837 Students
% Black Students
1%
3%
# White Students
13,867 Students
63,056 Students
% White Students
72%
47%
# Hawaiian Students
288 Students
3,910 Students
% Hawaiian Students
2%
3%
# Two or more races Students
992 Students
14,767 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
11%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
391
3,586
# Students in K Grade:
1,447
10,146
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,428
10,208
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,535
10,287
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,432
10,371
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,445
10,363
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,516
10,190
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,550
9,977
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,489
9,737
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,458
9,478
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,361
9,579
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,382
9,285
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,349
9,500
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,476
9,882
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,942 in this school district is less than the state median of $24,474. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,485 is less than the state median of $24,972. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AK)
Total Revenue
$307 MM
$10 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 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$318 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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$15,942
$24,474
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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,485
$24,972
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 2016-17 school year data.

Best Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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
| 247 students
Rank: #22.
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
| 211 students
Rank: #33.
Mat-su Career & Technical Ed High School
Vocational School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2472 N Seward Meridian Pkwy
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-0400
Grades: 8-12
| 656 students
Rank: #44.
Midnight Sun Family Learning Center
Charter School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7275 W Midnight Sun Cir
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 357-6786
Grades: K-8
| 192 students
Rank: #55.
Fred And Sara Machetanz Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4961 E Nelson Rd
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 864-2300
Grades: PK-5
| 444 students
Rank: #66.
Finger Lake Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5981 Eek St
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 864-2200
Grades: PK-5
| 412 students
Rank: #77.
Pioneer Peak Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1959 North Trunk Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 861-5700
Grades: PK-5
| 434 students
Rank: #88.
Cottonwood Creek Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
800 N Seward Meridian
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 864-2100
Grades: PK-5
| 462 students
Rank: #99.
Willow Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
31706 W Parks Hwy
Willow, AK 99688
(907) 495-9300
Grades: PK-6
| 155 students
Rank: #1010.
John Shaw Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3750 E Paradise Ln
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-0500
Grades: PK-5
| 447 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Beryozova School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
27297 W Beryozova Dr
Willow, AK 99688
(907) 495-9390
Grades: K-12
| 19 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Trapper Creek Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6742 E Petersville Rd
Trapper Creek, AK 99683
(907) 733-9451
Grades: PK-6
| 22 students
Rank: #1313.
Knik Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6350 W Hollywood
Wasilla, AK 99687
(907) 352-0300
Grades: K-5
| 286 students
Rank: #1414.
Teeland Middle School
Math: 45% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2788 N Seward Meridian Pkwy
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-7500
Grades: 6-8
| 771 students
Rank: #1515.
Butte Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4006 S Butte Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 861-5200
Grades: PK-5
| 282 students
Rank: #1616.
Larson Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2722 E Seldon Rd
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-2300
Grades: PK-5
| 392 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Glacier View School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
65975 S Wolverine Cir
Sutton, AK 99674
(907) 861-5650
Grades: K-12
| 32 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Talkeetna Elementary School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
13930 E Timberwolf Lp
Talkeetna, AK 99676
(907) 733-9400
Grades: PK-6
| 120 students
Rank: #1919.
Birchtree Charter School
Charter School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7101 E Palmer-wasilla Hwy
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 745-1831
Grades: K-8
| 416 students
Rank: #2020.
Iditarod Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
455 E Carpenter Cir
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-9100
Grades: PK-5
| 437 students
Rank: #2121.
Sherrod Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
561 N Gulkana St
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 761-4100
Grades: K-5
| 437 students
Rank: #2222.
Big Lake Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
Mile 4.5 South Big Lake Rd
Big Lake, AK 99652
(907) 892-9700
Grades: PK-5
| 398 students
Rank: #2323.
Dena'ina Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7068 S Knik Knack Mud Shack Ro
Wasilla, AK 99687
(907) 864-5600
Grades: PK-5
| 404 students
Rank: #2424.
Susitna Valley High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
42728 S Parks Hwy
Talkeetna, AK 99676
(907) 733-9300
Grades: 6-12
| 192 students
Rank: #2525.
Colony Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
9250 E Bogard Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 761-1500
Grades: 6-8
| 764 students
Rank: #2626.
Mat-su Central School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
600 E Railroad Ave #6
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-7480
Grades: K-12
| 1,698 students
Rank: #2727.
Tanaina Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2550 Lucille St
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-9400
Grades: PK-5
| 423 students
Rank: #2828.
Snowshoe Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2001 W Fairview Loop
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-9500
Grades: PK-5
| 369 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Fronteras Charter School
Charter School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2315 N Seward Meridian Pky
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 376-2223
Grades: K-8
| 289 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Twindly Bridge Charter School
Charter School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
141 E Seldon Rd Ste C
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 376-6680
Grades: K-12
| 477 students
Rank: #3131.
Palmer Middle School
Math: 22% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1159 S Chugach
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 761-4300
Grades: 6-8
| 572 students
Rank: #3232.
Palmer High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1170 W Bogard Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 746-8400
Grades: 9-12
| 765 students
Rank: #3333.
Wasilla Middle School
Math: 22% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
650 Bogard Rd
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-5300
Grades: 6-8
| 648 students
Rank: #3434.
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
| 425 students
Rank: #3535.
Joe Redington Senior Jr/sr High School
Math: 15% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
10015 W Redington School Rd
Wasilla, AK 99623
(907) 864-5400
Grades: 6-12
| 610 students
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 19,259 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 28%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Top 20% in AK)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 41% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.46

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