Point Higgins School

  • Point Higgins School serves 263 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 45-49% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 41%) 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 22% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

School Overview

  • Point Higgins School's student population of 263 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students263 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Point Higgins School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Point Higgins School is 0.37, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
35%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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American Indian
15%
23%
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Asian
4%
6%
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Hispanic
1%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
78%
47%
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Two or more races
2%
11%
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Diversity Score0.370.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKetchikan Gateway Borough School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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