Point Higgins School

981 North Point Higgins Rd Ntg
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(School attendance zone shown in map)
8/
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Top 30%
Serving 246 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, Point Higgins School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 23%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 29%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 246 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 29%
  • : Top 30% in AK
  • : 45-49% (Top 30%)
  • : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • : 40-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

School Overview

Point Higgins School's student population of 246 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
246 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Point Higgins School ranks within the top 30% of all 459 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Point Higgins School is 0.46, 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.
This School
State Level (AK)
#123 out of 459 schools
(Top 30%)
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45-49%
23%
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40-44%
29%
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40-59%
38%
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
18%
22%
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Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
n/a
2%
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White
71%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
5%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Alaska.
0.46
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Point Higgins School's ranking?
Point Higgins School is ranked #123 out of 459 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Alaska.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 23% AK state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 29% AK state average).
How many students attend Point Higgins School?
246 students attend Point Higgins School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
71% of Point Higgins School students are White, 18% of students are American Indian, 5% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Point Higgins School?
Point Higgins School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Point Higgins School offer ?
Point Higgins School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Point Higgins School part of?
Point Higgins School is part of Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 246 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 29%
  • : Top 30%
  • : 45-49% (Top 30%)
  • : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • : 40-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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