Deering School

  • Deering School serves 41 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (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 ≤20% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Deering 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 21:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 17:1.

Top Placements

Deering School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

  • Deering School's student population of 41 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 2 teachers has declined by 33% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students41 students
This chart display total students of Deering School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Deering School
Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Deering School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Deering School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Deering 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Deering School is 0.00, 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#352 out of 466 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Deering School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Deering 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)≤20%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Deering 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 Ratio21:117:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Deering School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
100%
23%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Deering School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Asian
n/a
6%
Hispanic
n/a
7%
Black
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Deering School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
n/a
47%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Deering School and the percentage of White public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Two or more races
n/a
11%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Deering 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 Deering School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score0.000.71
This chart display the diversity score of Deering School and the public school average diversity score of Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Deering 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 Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Deering School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNorthwest Arctic Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Deering School is Buckland School (46.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Buckland Buckland School
    Grades: PK-12 | 203 students
    46.4 miles
    9900 University Dr
    Buckland, AK 99727
    (907)494-2127
    46.4 PK-12 203
  • Kotzebue June Nelson Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 397 students
    57.4 miles
    744 Third Ave
    Kotzebue, AK 99752
    (907)442-1877
    57.4 PK-5 397
  • Kotzebue Kotzebue Middle/High School
    Grades: 6-12 | 323 students
    57.4 miles
    744 Third Ave
    Kotzebue, AK 99752
    (907)442-1876
    57.4 6-12 323
  • Kotzebue Nwabsd Home School
    Grades: K-12 | 42 students
    57.7 miles
    744 Third Ave
    Kotzebue, AK 99752
    (907)442-1804
    57.7 K-12 42
  • Noorvik Aqqaluk High/noorvik Elementary School
    Grades: PK-12 | 197 students
    71.0 miles
    165 Fireweed Dr
    Noorvik, AK 99763
    (907)636-2178
    71.0 PK-12 197

School Reviews

Review Deering 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
What happens when a school district stops busing students? Could segregation once again be a reality for public school districts? Wake County in North Carolina is testing the segregation waters with its decision to stop busing students in their district.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the financial impact of COVID-19 on public schools and what to expect in the future. We’ll talk about the effects of budget cuts and other challenges affecting the public school system for the remainder of this school year and into the next.
As the nation works to recover from COVID-19, parents wonder what the fall of 2020 holds in terms of the upcoming school year. Read on to learn some tips for preparing for potential challenges and to see the answers to some of the biggest questions being asked by parents of school-age children.