Fairbanks B.e.s.t.

  • Fairbanks B.e.s.t. serves 292 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (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 60-64% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Fairbanks B.e.s.t. placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

Top Placements

Fairbanks B.e.s.t. places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

  • Fairbanks B.e.s.t.'s student population of 292 students has grown by 25% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 1 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students292 students
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Total Classroom Teachers1 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Fairbanks B.e.s.t. is ranked within the top 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 Fairbanks B.e.s.t. is 0.42, 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#163 out of 466 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ration/a17:1
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American Indian
6%
23%
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Asian
1%
6%
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Hispanic
7%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
75%
47%
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Two or more races
11%
11%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Fairbanks B.e.s.t. 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 Fairbanks B.e.s.t.. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score0.420.71
This chart display the diversity score of Fairbanks B.e.s.t. and the public school average diversity score of Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate40-49%
77%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/a
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Fairbanks B.e.s.t. and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFairbanks North Star Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fairbanks Alternative Learning Systems Alternative School
    Grades: PK-12 | 111 students
    0.0 miles
    520 Fifth Ave
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907)452-2000
    0.0 PK-12 111
  • Fairbanks Barnette Magnet School Magnet School
    Grades: PK-8 | 431 students
    0.3 miles
    1000 Barnette St
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907)456-6072
    0.3 PK-8 431
  • Fairbanks Lathrop High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,023 student
    0.4 miles
    901 Airport Way
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907)456-7794
    0.4 9-12 1,023
  • Fairbanks Ryan Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 371 students
    0.4 miles
    1450 Cowles
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907)452-4751
    0.4 7-8 371
  • Fairbanks Hunter Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 374 students
    0.7 miles
    1630 Gillam Way
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907)456-5775
    0.7 PK-6 374

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