520 Fifth Ave
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Alternative Learning Systems serves 111 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
Alternative Learning Systems placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 11-19% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

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Alternative Learning Systems ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

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School Overview

Alternative Learning Systems's student population of 111 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 5 teachers has grown by 25% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
111 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
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School Rankings

Alternative Learning Systems is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 461 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Alternative Learning Systems is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#396 out of 461 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
11-19%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
15:1
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American Indian
31%
23%
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Asian
n/a
6%
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Hispanic
8%
7%
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Black
7%
3%
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White
40%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
3%
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Two or more races
14%
11%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.72
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
<50%
77%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 111 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Graduation Rate
    : <50% (Top 1% in AK)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 11-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.72 (Top 20%)

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