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  • For the 2020-21 school year, there are 4 public elementary schools in Sitka School District, serving 900 students. Public elementary schools in Sitka School District have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the Alaska public elementary school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 43% statewide average). This district's average elementary testing ranking is in the top 20% of public elementary schools in Alaska.
  • The top ranked public elementary schools in Sitka School District are Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School, Sitka Reach and Blatchley Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the Alaska public elementary school average of 53% (majority American Indian).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is less than the Alaska public elementary school average of 17:1.

Overview

School District NameSitka School District
School District Websitehttp://www.sitkaschools.org
School District Phone Number(907) 747-8622
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (AK)
# of Schools4 Schools430 Schools
# of Students900 Students97,938 Students
# of Teachers70 Teachers5,758 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:117:1

District Comparison

  • Sitka School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 52 school districts in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 75-79% has increased from 60-64% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (AK)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sitka   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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sitka   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 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate75-79%
77%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Sitka   School District and public school graduation rate of AK by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.660.70
# of American Indian Students274 Students25,061 Students
% American Indian Students
31%
26%
# of Asian Students63 Students4,721 Students
% Asian Students
7%
5%
# of Hispanic Students40 Students6,037 Students
% Hispanic Students
4%
6%
# of Black Students9 Students2,531 Students
% Black Students
1%
2%
# of White Students448 Students45,983 Students
% White Students
50%
47%
# of Hawaiian Students13 Students2,657 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
1%
3%
# of Two or more races Students53 Students10,948 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
11%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:223,571
# of Students in Kindergarten:9610,196
# of Students in 1st Grade:8510,243
# of Students in 2nd Grade:9310,331
# of Students in 3rd Grade:10910,409
# of Students in 4th Grade:10410,398
# of Students in 5th Grade:11010,229
# of Students in 6th Grade:10310,007
# of Students in 7th Grade:886,442
# of Students in 8th Grade:886,133
# of Students in 9th Grade: - 2,389
# of Students in 10th Grade:12,280
# of Students in 11th Grade:12,424
# of Students in 12th Grade: - 2,886
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $17,544 in this school district is less than the state average of $24,325. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $18,707 is less than the state average of $24,500. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (AK)
Total Revenue$23 MM$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of Sitka   School District and average revenue for each school distric in AK by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending$25 MM$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Sitka   School District and average spending for each school distric in AK by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student$17,544$24,325
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Sitka   School District and average revenue per public school student in AK by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student$18,707$24,500
This chart display average spending per public school student in Sitka   School District and average spending per public school student in AK by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Sitka School District Public Elementary Schools (2020-21)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School Math: 53% | Reading: 56%
    Rank: Top 20%
    307 Kashevaroff
    Sitka, AK 99835
    (907) 747-8395

    Grades: 2-5 | 405 students
  • Sitka Reach Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank: Top 20%
    305 Baranof St
    Sitka, AK 99835
    (907) 747-7514

    Grades: K-12 | 21 students
  • Blatchley Middle School Math: 39% | Reading: 57%
    Rank: Top 50%
    601 Halibut Point Rd
    Sitka, AK 99835
    (907) 747-8672

    Grades: 6-8 | 273 students
  • Baranof Elementary School
    305 Baranof St
    Sitka, AK 99835
    (907) 747-5825

    Grades: PK-1 | 201 students
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