Barrow High School

1684 Okpik St
Barrow, AK 99723
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Barrow High School serves 295 students in grades 9-12.
Barrow High School 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 16:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 295 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70-79% (Top 30% 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

School Overview

Barrow High School's student population of 295 students has grown by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
295 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Barrow High School 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 Barrow High School is 0.60, which is less 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#379 out of 443 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
11-19%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
60%
22%
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Asian
15%
5%
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Hispanic
n/a
8%
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Black
n/a
2%
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White
2%
47%
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Hawaiian
9%
3%
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Two or more races
14%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.60
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Graduation Rate
70-79%
77%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Barrow High School's ranking?
Barrow High School is ranked #379 out of 443 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alaska.
What schools are Barrow High School often compared to?
Barrow High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Meade River School, Tikigaq School by visitors of our site.
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 Barrow High School?
The graduation rate of Barrow High School is 70-79%, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 77%.
How many students attend Barrow High School?
295 students attend Barrow High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of Barrow High School students are American Indian, 15% of students are Asian, 14% of students are Two or more races, 9% of students are Hawaiian, and 2% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Barrow High School?
Barrow High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Barrow High School offer ?
Barrow High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Barrow High School part of?
Barrow High School is part of North Slope Borough School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 295 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70-79% (Top 30%)
  • 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

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