Barrow High School

  • Barrow High School serves 223 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11-19% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 40%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 6-9% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

School Overview

  • Barrow High School's student population of 223 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students223 students
This chart display total students of Barrow High School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Barrow High School
Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Barrow High School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Barrow High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Barrow High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 466 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank#426 out of 466 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Barrow High School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11-19%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Barrow High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
6-9%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Barrow High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio11:117:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Barrow High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
61%
23%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Barrow High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Asian
11%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Barrow High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Barrow High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Barrow High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
4%
47%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Barrow High School and the percentage of White public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
8%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Barrow High School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
13%
11%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Barrow High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Barrow High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score0.600.71
This chart display the diversity score of Barrow High School and the public school average diversity score of Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
75-79%
77%
This chart display graduation rate of Barrow High School and public school graduation rate of Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Barrow High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Barrow High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNorth Slope Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Barrow Fred Ipalook Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 704 students
    0.4 miles
    2070 Ahkovak St
    Barrow, AK 99723
    (907) 852-4711
    0.4 PK-5 704
  • Barrow Eben Hopson Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 259 students
    0.7 miles
    6501 Transit St
    Barrow, AK 99723
    (907) 852-3880
    0.7 6-8 259
  • Barrow Kiita Learning Community Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 30 students
    0.7 miles
    5246 Karluk St
    Barrow, AK 99723
    (907) 852-9677
    0.7 9-12 30
  • Atqasuk Meade River School
    Grades: PK-12 | 74 students
    58.2 miles
    4001 Kippi St
    Atqasuk, AK 99791
    (907) 633-6315
    58.2 PK-12 74
  • Wainwright Alak School
    Grades: PK-12 | 168 students
    86.1 miles
    567 Main St
    Wainwright, AK 99782
    (907) 763-2541
    86.1 PK-12 168

School Reviews

Review Barrow High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Parents nationwide are opting out of state testing. Hoping to send a message to lawmakers, they are refusing to allow their children to take standardized tests.
Learn about whether or not public school students are prepared to enter into the "real world" upon graduation, and how schools are changing their curriculum to meet changing economic needs.
The Obama Administration recently warned states that refusing enrollment to students based on citizenship or immigration status violates federal law.