Highland Academy Charter

5530 E Northern Lights Ste 1
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Highland Academy Charter serves 161 students in grades 6-12.
Highland Academy Charter placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (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 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Top Placements

Highland Academy Charter places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

Highland Academy Charter's student population of 161 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students161 students
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Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
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School Comparison

Highland Academy Charter 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 diversity score of Highland Academy Charter is 0.71, which is equal to 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 Testing Rank
#270 out of 466 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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American Indian
12%
23%
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Asian
5%
6%
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Hispanic
9%
7%
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Black
2%
3%
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White
48%
47%
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Hawaiian
3%
3%
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Two or more races
21%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.710.71
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Graduation Rate
60-79%
77%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnchorage 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 Highland Academy Charter is Alaska State School For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing (0.1 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Anchorage Alaska State School For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-12 | 33 students
    0.1 miles
    5530 E Northern Lights Blvd
    Anchorage, AK 99504
    (907) 742-4243
    0.1 PK-12 33
  • Anchorage College Gate Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 345 students
    0.3 miles
    3101 Sunflower St
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    (907) 742-1500
    0.3 PK-6 345
  • Anchorage Baxter Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 50% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 362 students
    0.4 miles
    2991 Baxter Rd
    Anchorage, AK 99504
    (907) 742-1750
    0.4 PK-6 362
  • Anchorage Nunaka Valley Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 252 students
    0.7 miles
    1905 Twining Dr
    Anchorage, AK 99504
    (907) 742-0366
    0.7 PK-6 252
  • Anchorage East High School Magnet School
    Math: 17% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,031 students
    1.0 miles
    4025 E Northern Lights Blvd
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    (907) 742-2100
    1 9-12 2,031

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