Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

501 N Gulkana St
Palmer, AK 99645
(District boundaries shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%

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 10%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 47 public schools serving 19,319 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 27% (versus the Alaska public school average of 24%), and reading proficiency score of 33% (versus the 30% 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

This School District
This State (AK)
# Schools
47 Schools
502 Schools
# Students
19,319 Students
129,941 Students
# Teachers
996 Teachers
7,250 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
19:1

District Rank

Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 53 school districts in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 86% has increased from 81% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (AK)
#18 out of 53 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Matanuska-Susitna Borough   School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
26%
23%
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 2021-22 school year data.
32%
29%
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 2021-22 school year data.
86%
78%
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 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.51
0.71
# American Indian Students
1,562 Students
28,154 Students
% American Indian Students
8%
22%
# Asian Students
212 Students
6,707 Students
% Asian Students
1%
5%
# Hispanic Students
1,466 Students
9,661 Students
% Hispanic Students
7%
8%
# Black Students
132 Students
3,074 Students
% Black Students
1%
2%
# White Students
13,156 Students
61,361 Students
% White Students
68%
47%
# Hawaiian Students
138 Students
3,987 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
3%
# Two or more races Students
2,653 Students
16,997 Students
% of Two or more races Students
14%
13%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
486
2,924
# Students in K Grade:
1,519
9,777
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,453
9,620
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,388
9,838
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,469
9,823
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,425
9,860
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,445
9,916
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,478
9,867
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,433
10,050
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,490
9,992
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,479
10,045
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,509
9,450
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,394
9,416
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,351
9,363
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,688 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 $16,631 is less than the state median of $21,325. The school district spending/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AK)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$322 MM
$2,630 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$321 MM
$2,771 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$16,688
$20,243
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Matanuska-Susitna 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 (20-21)
$16,631
$21,325
This chart display average spending per public school student in Matanuska-Susitna 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 Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Academy Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
801 East Arctic
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 746-2358
Grades: K-8
| 258 students
Rank: #22.
American Charter Academy
Charter School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7362 W Parks Hwy #725
Wasilla, AK 99623
(907) 352-0150
Grades: K-12
| 195 students
Rank: #33.
Mat-su Middle College School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
8295 East College Drive
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 746-8485
Grades: 8-12
| 187 students
Rank: #44.
Mat-su Central School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
600 E Railroad Ave #6
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-7480
Grades: K-12
| 2,145 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Beryozova School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
27297 W Beryozova Dr
Willow, AK 99688
(907) 495-9390
Grades: K-12
| 30 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Trapper Creek Elementary School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6742 E Petersville Rd
Trapper Creek, AK 99683
(907) 733-9451
Grades: PK-5
| 17 students
Rank: #77.
Fred And Sara Machetanz Elementary School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4961 E Nelson Rd
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 864-2300
Grades: PK-5
| 457 students
Rank: #88.
Glacier View School
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
65975 S Wolverine Cir
Sutton, AK 99674
(907) 861-5650
Grades: K-12
| 34 students
Rank: #99.
Mat-su Youth Facility
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
581 S Outer Springer Lp
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 761-7238
Grades: 6-12
| 10 students
Rank: #1010.
Midnight Sun Family Learning Center
Charter School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7275 W Midnight Sun Cir
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 357-6786
Grades: K-8
| 186 students
Rank: #1111.
Pioneer Peak Elementary School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1959 N Stringfield Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 861-5700
Grades: PK-5
| 508 students
Rank: #1212.
Fronteras Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2315 N Seward Meridian Pky
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 376-2223
Grades: K-8
| 316 students
Rank: #1313.
Willow Elementary School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 30-39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
31706 W Parks Hwy
Willow, AK 99688
(907) 495-9300
Grades: PK-5
| 140 students
Rank: #1414.
Larson Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2722 E Seldon Rd
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-2300
Grades: PK-5
| 384 students
Rank: #1515.
Cottonwood Creek Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
800 N Seward Meridian
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 864-2100
Grades: PK-5
| 433 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Birchtree Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1675 N Nadina St.
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 745-1831
Grades: K-8
| 406 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
John Shaw Elementary School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3750 E Paradise Ln
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-0500
Grades: PK-5
| 539 students
Rank: #1818.
Mat-su Career & Tech Educational High School
Vocational School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2472 N Seward Meridian Pkwy
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-0400
Grades: 9-12
| 764 students
Rank: #1919.
Talkeetna Elementary School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
13930 E Timberwolf Lp
Talkeetna, AK 99676
(907) 733-9400
Grades: PK-5
| 95 students
Rank: #2020.
Sherrod Elementary School
(Math: 31% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
561 N Gulkana St
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 761-4100
Grades: K-5
| 373 students
Rank: #2121.
Butte Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4006 S Butte Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 861-5200
Grades: PK-5
| 270 students
Rank: #2222.
Colony High School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
9550 E Bogard Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 861-5500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,147 students
Rank: #2323.
Snowshoe Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2001 W Fairview Loop
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-9500
Grades: PK-5
| 318 students
Rank: #2424.
Palmer High School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1170 W Bogard Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 746-8400
Grades: 9-12
| 785 students
Rank: #2525.
Colony Middle School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
9250 E Bogard Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 761-1500
Grades: 6-8
| 704 students
Rank: #2626.
Teeland Middle School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2788 N Seward Meridian Pkwy
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-7500
Grades: 6-8
| 782 students
Rank: #2727.
Finger Lake Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5981 Eek St
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 864-2200
Grades: PK-5
| 421 students
Rank: #2828.
Knik Elementary School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6350 W Hollywood
Wasilla, AK 99687
(907) 352-0300
Grades: K-5
| 265 students
Rank: #29 - 3129. - 31.
Denaina Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7068 S Knik Knack Mud Shack Ro
Wasilla, AK 99687
(907) 864-5600
Grades: PK-5
| 420 students
Rank: #29 - 3129. - 31.
Iditarod Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
455 E Carpenter Cir
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-9100
Grades: PK-5
| 411 students
Rank: #29 - 3129. - 31.
Tanaina Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2550 Lucille St
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-9400
Grades: PK-5
| 355 students
Rank: #3232.
Sutton Elementary School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
11672 N Wright Way
Sutton, AK 99674
(907) 861-5600
Grades: PK-5
| 44 students
Rank: #3333.
Twindly Bridge Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 11-19% | Reading: 30-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
141 E Seldon Rd Ste C
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 376-6680
Grades: K-12
| 563 students
Rank: #3434.
Valley Pathways
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1150 North France Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 761-4650
Grades: 9-12
| 198 students
Rank: #3535.
Susitna Valley High School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
42728 S Parks Hwy
Talkeetna, AK 99676
(907) 733-9300
Grades: 6-12
| 209 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District?
Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District manages 47 public schools serving 19,319 students.
What is the rank of Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District?
Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District is ranked #20 out of 53 school districts in Alaska (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Alaska school districts for: Highest graduation rate (Top 10%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District?
68% of Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District students are White, 14% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are American Indian, 7% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District?
Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District has a student/teacher ratio of 19:1, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 18:1.
What is Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $16,631 is less than the state median of $21,325. The school district spending/student has grown by 9% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 47 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 19,319 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • : 86% (Top 10% in AK)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 26% (Top 30%)
  • : 32% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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