Alternative Learning Systems serves 192 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 11-19% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is equal to the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).
- School Type: Alternative school
- Grades: Prekindergarten-12
- Enrollment: 192 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
- Minority Enrollment: 53%
- Graduation Rate: 30-34% (Btm 50% in AK)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: ≤10% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 11-19% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education
Alternative Learning Systems's student population of 192 students has grown by 74% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 500% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Alternative Learning Systems is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 443 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Alternative Learning Systems is 0.71, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#379 out of 443 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Alternative Learning Systems's ranking?
Alternative Learning Systems is ranked #379 out of 443 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alaska.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤10% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while 11-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).
What is the graduation rate of Alternative Learning Systems?
The graduation rate of Alternative Learning Systems is 30-34%, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 77%.
How many students attend Alternative Learning Systems?
192 students attend Alternative Learning Systems.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
47% of Alternative Learning Systems students are White, 20% of students are Two or more races, 17% of students are American Indian, 8% of students are Black, 7% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Alternative Learning Systems?
Alternative Learning Systems has a student ration of 8:1, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Alternative Learning Systems offer ?
Alternative Learning Systems offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Alternative Learning Systems part of?
Alternative Learning Systems is part of Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.
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