Gambell School serves 170 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
Gambell 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤5% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
- Grades: Prekindergarten-12
- Enrollment: 170 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
- Graduation Rate: ≥50% (Top 50% in AK)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: ≤5% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: ≤5% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education
Gambell School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Gambell School's student population of 170 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Gambell School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Gambell School is 0.04, 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
#416 out of 443 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
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 Gambell School's ranking?
Gambell School is ranked #416 out of 443 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alaska.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while ≤5% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).
What is the graduation rate of Gambell School?
The graduation rate of Gambell School is 50%, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 77%.
How many students attend Gambell School?
170 students attend Gambell School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
98% of Gambell School students are American Indian, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Gambell School?
Gambell School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Gambell School offer ?
Gambell School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Gambell School part of?
Gambell School is part of Bering Strait School District.
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