29 Main St
Cantwell, AK 99729
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Cantwell School serves 11 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≥50% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 40%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 11 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 6:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≥50% (Top 1% in AK)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Cantwell School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

Cantwell School's student population of 11 students has declined by 35% over five school years.
The teacher population of 2 teachers has declined by 33% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students
11 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
2 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Cantwell School is 0.67, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
≥50%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
<50%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Cantwell 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 Ratio
6:1
13:1
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American Indian
37%
22%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Cantwell School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
n/a
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
36%
47%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Cantwell School and the percentage of White public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
3%
Two or more races
27%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cantwell School's ranking?

Cantwell School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 5%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 5%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

≥50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% AK state average), while <50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AK state average).

How many students attend Cantwell School?

11 students attend Cantwell School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

37% of Cantwell School students are American Indian, 36% of students are White, and 27% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Cantwell School?

Cantwell School has a student ration of 6:1, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 13:1.

What grades does Cantwell School offer ?

Cantwell School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-12

What school district is Cantwell School part of?

Cantwell School is part of Denali Borough School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 11 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 6:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≥50% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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