Point Higgins School

  • Point Higgins School serves 295 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.
  • Point Higgins School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% 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 295 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 5% 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 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 17:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Point Higgins School is 0.42, 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)#161 out of 465 schools
(Top 50%)
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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 Ratio17:117:1
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American Indian
19%
23%
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Asian
3%
6%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
74%
47%
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Two or more races
1%
11%
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Diversity Score0.420.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
40%
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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

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