Fairbanks B.e.s.t.

Tel: (907)452-2000
  • Fairbanks B.e.s.t. serves 233 students in grades KG-12.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Fairbanks B.e.s.t. operates within the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 233 students has declined by 12% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 1 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Alternative school
Grades Offered Grades KG-12
Total Students 233 students
Fairbanks B.e.s.t. Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Fairbanks B.e.s.t. Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 1 teachers
Fairbanks B.e.s.t. Total Teachers (1990-2015)
Students by Grade Fairbanks B.e.s.t. Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The school's diversity score of 0.43 is more than the state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AK) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio n/a 18:1
Fairbanks B.e.s.t. Student Teacher Ratio (1990-2015)
American Indian
7%
24%
Fairbanks B.e.s.t. American Indian Students (1991-2015)
Asian
3%
6%
Fairbanks B.e.s.t. Asian Students (1991-2015)
Hispanic
5%
7%
Fairbanks B.e.s.t. Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
2%
3%
Fairbanks B.e.s.t. Black Students (1991-2015)
White
75%
48%
Fairbanks B.e.s.t. White Students (1991-2015)
Two or more races
8%
9%
Fairbanks B.e.s.t. Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Fairbanks B.e.s.t. All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AK All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.43 0.36
Fairbanks B.e.s.t. Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
38%
Fairbanks B.e.s.t. Eligible for Free Lunch (2014-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
2%
5%
Fairbanks B.e.s.t. Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2014-2015)

District Comparison

  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District's student population of 13,863 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $18,002 in this district is less than the state average of $27,880. The district revenue/student has grown by 24% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $18,296 is less than the state average of $27,459. The district spending/student has grown by 20% over four years.
School District Name Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
Number of Schools
Managed
35
4
Number of Students Managed 13,863 399
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $254 MM $11 MM
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $258 MM $11 MM
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $18,002 $27,880
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $18,296 $27,459
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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