Petersburg High School

  • Petersburg High School serves 151 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Petersburg High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

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School Overview

  • Petersburg High School's student population of 151 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 10 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students151 students
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Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Petersburg High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 465 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Petersburg High School is 0.50, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#177 out of 465 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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American Indian
16%
23%
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Asian
6%
6%
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Hispanic
4%
7%
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Black
3%
3%
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White
69%
47%
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Hawaiian
2%
3%
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Two or more races
n/a
11%
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Diversity Score0.500.71
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Graduation Rate≥90%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePetersburg Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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My name is OLGA and my son just moved to PETERSBURG from HAWAII this summer . He says that the school is just fine but myself I've tried to contact the school and nobody answear the phone ,,,,,, I live in Europe , PORTUGAL so as you can the time difference is huge. What can I do th talk to his teacher ? Sorry about my english. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME OLGA ,,,,,
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