Newhalen School serves 96 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
Newhalen 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 20-29% (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 ≤10% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-12
- Enrollment: 96 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
- Minority Enrollment: 96%
- Graduation Rate: ≥50% (Top 50% in AK)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: 20-29% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: ≤10% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education
Newhalen School's student population of 96 students has grown by 35% over five school years.
The teacher population of 9 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Newhalen 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 Newhalen School is 0.22, 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
#349 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
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 Newhalen School's ranking?
Newhalen School is ranked #349 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?
20-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while ≤10% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).
What is the graduation rate of Newhalen School?
The graduation rate of Newhalen School is 50%, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 77%.
How many students attend Newhalen School?
96 students attend Newhalen School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
88% of Newhalen School students are American Indian, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 4% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Newhalen School?
Newhalen School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Newhalen School offer ?
Newhalen School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-12
What school district is Newhalen School part of?
Newhalen School is part of Lake And Peninsula Borough School District.
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