Northwest Arctic Borough School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 13 public schools serving 2,130 students in Northwest Arctic Borough School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Alaska.
Public Schools in Northwest Arctic Borough School District have an average math proficiency score of 14% (versus the Alaska public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 13% (versus the 40% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Northwest Arctic Borough School District are Nwabsd Home School, Kotzebue Middle/High School and Deering School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Northwest Arctic Borough School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Alaska.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the Alaska public school average of 52% (majority American Indian).

Overview

School District Name
Northwest Arctic 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
13 Schools
511 Schools
# Students
2,130 Students
132,589 Students
# Teachers
150 Teachers
7,730 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Northwest Arctic Borough School District, which is ranked within the bottom 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 65-69% has increased from 55-59% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AK)
Overall District Rank
#48 out of 54 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Northwest Arctic Borough   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Northwest Arctic 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)
10%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Northwest Arctic 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
65-69%
79%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Northwest Arctic 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
0.15
0.71
# American Indian Students
1,965 Students
30,413 Students
% American Indian Students
92%
23%
# Asian Students
3 Students
7,782 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
6%
# Hispanic Students
4 Students
8,824 Students
% Hispanic Students
n/a
7%
# Black Students
10 Students
3,837 Students
% Black Students
1%
3%
# White Students
62 Students
63,056 Students
% White Students
3%
47%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
3,910 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
3%
# Two or more races Students
85 Students
14,767 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
11%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
148
3,586
# Students in K Grade:
175
10,146
# Students in 1st Grade:
166
10,208
# Students in 2nd Grade:
177
10,287
# Students in 3rd Grade:
189
10,371
# Students in 4th Grade:
159
10,363
# Students in 5th Grade:
198
10,190
# Students in 6th Grade:
144
9,977
# Students in 7th Grade:
153
9,737
# Students in 8th Grade:
127
9,478
# Students in 9th Grade:
154
9,579
# Students in 10th Grade:
124
9,285
# Students in 11th Grade:
105
9,500
# Students in 12th Grade:
111
9,882
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $31,834 is higher 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 $35,814 is higher 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
$68 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total revenue of Northwest Arctic 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
$76 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total spending of Northwest Arctic 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
$31,834
$26,005
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Northwest Arctic 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
$35,814
$25,710
This chart display average spending per public school student in Northwest Arctic 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 Northwest Arctic Borough School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Nwabsd Home School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
744 Third Ave
Kotzebue, AK 99752
(907) 442-1804
Grades: K-12
| 42 students
Rank: #22.
Kotzebue Middle/High School
Math: 19% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
744 Third Ave
Kotzebue, AK 99752
(907) 442-1876
Grades: 6-12
| 323 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Deering School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
36 Main St
Deering, AK 99736
(907) 363-2121
Grades: PK-12
| 41 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Kobuk School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
101 Mushers Way
Kobuk, AK 99751
(907) 948-2231
Grades: PK-12
| 41 students
Rank: #55.
June Nelson Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
744 Third Ave
Kotzebue, AK 99752
(907) 442-1877
Grades: PK-5
| 397 students
Rank: #66.
Buckland School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
9900 University Dr
Buckland, AK 99727
(907) 494-2127
Grades: PK-12
| 203 students
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
Ambler School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
109 Ambler Dr
Ambler, AK 99786
(907) 445-2154
Grades: PK-12
| 70 students
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
Kiana School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
190 Casanoff St
Kiana, AK 99749
(907) 475-2115
Grades: PK-12
| 132 students
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
Shungnak School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
#6 West River Rd
Shungnak, AK 99773
(907) 437-2151
Grades: PK-12
| 73 students
Rank: #1010.
Aqqaluk High/noorvik Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
165 Fireweed Dr
Noorvik, AK 99763
(907) 636-2178
Grades: PK-12
| 197 students
Rank: #1111.
Napaaqtugmiut School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
#2 Airport Rd
Noatak, AK 99761
(907) 485-2153
Grades: PK-12
| 189 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Davis-ramoth School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2600 Musk Ox Pkwy
Selawik, AK 99770
(907) 484-2142
Grades: PK-12
| 267 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Mcqueen School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
#6 Oceanside Expressway
Kivalina, AK 99750
(907) 645-2125
Grades: PK-12
| 155 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 2,130 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 65-69% (Btm 50% in AK)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.15

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