Shishmaref School

  • Shishmaref School serves 200 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (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 6-9% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Shishmaref School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Shishmaref School's student population of 200 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students200 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Shishmaref School is ranked within the bottom 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 11:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Shishmaref School is 0.02, 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)#420 out of 465 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)6-9%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)6-9%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:117:1
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American Indian
99%
23%
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White
1%
47%
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Diversity Score0.020.71
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Graduation Rate≥50%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBering Strait School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Shishmaref School is Brevig Mission School (57.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Brevig Mission Brevig Mission School
    Grades: PK-12 | 154 students
    57.2 miles
    Main Street
    Brevig Mission, AK 99785
    (907)642-4021
    57.2 PK-12 154
  • Teller James C. Isabell School
    Grades: PK-12 | 84 students
    60.1 miles
    Main St
    Teller, AK 99778
    (907)642-3041
    60.1 PK-12 84
  • Deering Deering School
    Grades: PK-12 | 41 students
    76.7 miles
    36 Main St
    Deering, AK 99736
    (907)363-2121
    76.7 PK-12 41
  • Wales Wales School
    Grades: PK-12 | 49 students
    79.4 miles
    490 Main St
    Wales, AK 99783
    (907)664-3021
    79.4 PK-12 49
  • Kotzebue June Nelson Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 397 students
    99.2 miles
    744 Third Ave
    Kotzebue, AK 99752
    (907)442-1877
    99.2 PK-5 397

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