Point Higgins School

981 North Point Higgins Rd Ntg
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
Point Higgins School serves 295 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Point Higgins School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 40%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Alaska state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Top Placements

Point Higgins School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

Point Higgins School's student population of 295 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students295 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

Point Higgins School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Point Higgins School is 0.44, 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 Testing Rank
#69 out of 466 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
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American Indian
18%
23%
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Asian
4%
6%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
73%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
Two or more races
1%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.440.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKetchikan Gateway Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Point Higgins School is Revilla Jr/sr High School (9.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Fast Track (9.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ketchikan Revilla Jr/sr High School Alternative School
    Math: 11-19% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 105 students
    9.3 miles
    3131 Baranof Ave
    Ketchikan, AK 99901
    (907) 225-6681
    9.3 7-12 105
  • Ketchikan Fast Track Math: 20-29% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 59 students
    9.4 miles
    2931 Baranof Ave
    Ketchikan, AK 99901
    (907) 225-2128
    9.4 K-12 59
  • Ketchikan Houghtaling Elementary School Math: 35% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 366 students
    9.4 miles
    2940 Baranof
    Ketchikan, AK 99901
    (907) 225-4128
    9.4 PK-6 366
  • Ketchikan Ketchikan High School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 577 students
    9.6 miles
    2610 4th Ave
    Ketchikan, AK 99901
    (907) 225-9815
    9.6 9-12 577
  • Ketchikan Fawn Mountain Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 305 students
    10.3 miles
    400 Old Homestead Rd
    Ketchikan, AK 99901
    (907) 228-2200
    10.3 PK-6 305

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