Burchell High School

  • Burchell High School serves 209 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 11-19% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Burchell 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

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School Overview

  • Burchell High School's student population of 209 students has declined by 26% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students209 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Burchell High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 465 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Burchell High School is 0.49, 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 School Rank (16-17)#395 out of 465 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)11-19%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:117:1
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American Indian
24%
23%
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Asian
n/a
6%
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Hispanic
1%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
67%
47%
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Hawaiian
3%
3%
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Two or more races
5%
11%
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Diversity Score0.490.71
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Graduation Rate50-54%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMatanuska-Susitna Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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Hello! My name is David, and I'd really like to check out this school if I can. I was kind of struggling through my high school years which had led me to dropping out of the tenth grade. Right now I am not working and I'd like to graduate and get my life going. That would be really great for me. And my family. If I may, I'd love to go to this school and finish what has not been finished for me. A friend of mine has shown me and told me about this school. And I'd like to try it out. So, Thank You. And have a very nice day!
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