Northwest Arctic Borough School District

776 Third Ave
Kotzebue, AK 99752
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
For the 2024 school year, there are 13 public schools serving 1,877 students in Northwest Arctic Borough School District. This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, 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 10% (versus the Alaska public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 10% (versus the 40% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the Alaska public school average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AK)
# Schools
13 Schools
500 Schools
# Students
1,877 Students
129,941 Students
# Teachers
105 Teachers
7,250 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Northwest Arctic Borough School District, which is ranked within the bottom 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 65-69% has decreased from 70-74% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AK)
Overall District Rank
#46 out of 52 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Northwest Arctic Borough   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6%
36%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
44%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
65-69%
77%
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 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.14
0.71
# American Indian Students
1,735 Students
28,154 Students
% American Indian Students
93%
22%
# Asian Students
3 Students
6,707 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
5%
# Hispanic Students
5 Students
9,661 Students
% Hispanic Students
n/a
8%
# Black Students
6 Students
3,074 Students
% Black Students
n/a
2%
# White Students
28 Students
61,361 Students
% White Students
2%
47%
# Hawaiian Students
3 Students
3,987 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
3%
# Two or more races Students
97 Students
16,997 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
13%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
20
2,924
# Students in K Grade:
117
9,777
# Students in 1st Grade:
146
9,620
# Students in 2nd Grade:
152
9,838
# Students in 3rd Grade:
156
9,823
# Students in 4th Grade:
161
9,860
# Students in 5th Grade:
147
9,916
# Students in 6th Grade:
164
9,867
# Students in 7th Grade:
153
10,050
# Students in 8th Grade:
146
9,992
# Students in 9th Grade:
160
10,045
# Students in 10th Grade:
116
9,450
# Students in 11th Grade:
117
9,416
# Students in 12th Grade:
122
9,363
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $44,485 is higher than the state median of $20,243. The school district revenue/student has grown by 23% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $48,929 is higher than the state median of $21,325. The school district spending/student has grown by 28% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AK)
Total Revenue
$84 MM
$2,630 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$92 MM
$2,771 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$44,485
$20,243
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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$48,929
$21,325
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 2020-21 school year data.

Best Northwest Arctic Borough School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Deering School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
36 Main St
Deering, AK 99736
(907) 363-2121
Grades: PK-12
| 54 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Kobuk School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
101 Mushers Way
Kobuk, AK 99751
(907) 948-2231
Grades: PK-12
| 32 students
Rank: #33.
Kotzebue Middle/high School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
744 Third Ave
Kotzebue, AK 99752
(907) 442-1875
Grades: 6-12
| 326 students
Rank: #44.
June Nelson Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
744 Third Ave
Kotzebue, AK 99752
(907) 442-1877
Grades: PK-5
| 257 students
Rank: #55.
Kiana School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
190 Casanoff St
Kiana, AK 99749
(907) 475-2115
Grades: PK-12
| 104 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Ambler School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
109 Ambler Dr
Ambler, AK 99786
(907) 445-2154
Grades: PK-12
| 61 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Shungnak School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
#6 West River Rd
Shungnak, AK 99773
(907) 437-2151
Grades: PK-12
| 74 students
Rank: #8 - 128. - 12.
Aqqaluk High/noorvik Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
165 Fireweed Dr
Noorvik, AK 99763
(907) 636-2178
Grades: PK-12
| 200 students
Rank: #8 - 128. - 12.
Buckland School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
9900 University Dr
Buckland, AK 99727
(907) 494-2127
Grades: PK-12
| 184 students
Rank: #8 - 128. - 12.
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
| 224 students
Rank: #8 - 128. - 12.
Mcqueen School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
#6 Oceanside Expressway
Kivalina, AK 99750
(907) 645-2125
Grades: PK-12
| 165 students
Rank: #8 - 128. - 12.
Napaaqtugmiut School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
#2 Airport Rd
Noatak, AK 99761
(907) 485-2153
Grades: PK-12
| 144 students
Rank: n/an/a
Nwabsd Home School
744 Third Ave
Kotzebue, AK 99752
(907) 442-1811
Grades: K-12
| 52 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Northwest Arctic Borough School District?
Northwest Arctic Borough School District manages 13 public schools serving 1,877 students.
What is the rank of Northwest Arctic Borough School District?
Northwest Arctic Borough School District is ranked #49 out of 52 school districts in Alaska (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year.
What is the racial composition of students in Northwest Arctic Borough School District?
93% of Northwest Arctic Borough School District students are American Indian, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are White.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Northwest Arctic Borough School District?
Northwest Arctic Borough School District has a student/teacher ratio of 17:1, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 18:1.
What is Northwest Arctic Borough School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $48,929 is higher than the state median of $21,325. The school district spending/student has grown by 28% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 13 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 1,877 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 65-69% (Btm 50% in AK)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 7% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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