Fairbanks B.e.s.t. serves 743 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
Fairbanks B.e.s.t. placed in the top 5% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).
- School Type: Online School
- Grades: Prekindergarten-12
- Enrollment: 743 students
- State Accredited: No
- Live Instruction: No
- Rolling Enrollment: No
- Minority Enrollment: 30%
- Graduation Rate: 80-89% (Top 20% in AK)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 5%
- Math Proficiency: 60-64% (Top 10%)
- Reading Proficiency: 70-74% (Top 5%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education
Fairbanks B.e.s.t. ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:
Most improved public schools
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Fairbanks B.e.s.t.'s student population of 743 students has grown by 159% over five school years.
The teacher population of 1 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
State Accredited Program
Flexible Class Schedule
Classes for Credit/Part Time Options
Dedicated College Counselor
Community Clubs/Activities Offered
Fairbanks B.e.s.t. is ranked within the top 5% of all 443 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Fairbanks B.e.s.t. 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#21 out of 443 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Fairbanks B.e.s.t.'s ranking?
Fairbanks B.e.s.t. is ranked #21 out of 443 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Alaska.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
60-64% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while 70-74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).
What is the graduation rate of Fairbanks B.e.s.t.?
The graduation rate of Fairbanks B.e.s.t. is 80-89%, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 77%.
How many students attend Fairbanks B.e.s.t.?
743 students attend Fairbanks B.e.s.t..
What is the racial composition of the student body?
70% of Fairbanks B.e.s.t. students are White, 12% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are American Indian, 3% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What grades does Fairbanks B.e.s.t. offer ?
Fairbanks B.e.s.t. offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Fairbanks B.e.s.t. part of?
Fairbanks B.e.s.t. is part of Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.
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