Shishmaref School serves 198 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤5% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
- Grades: Prekindergarten-12
- Enrollment: 198 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
- Graduation Rate: ≥50% (Top 50% in AK)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: 6-9% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: ≤5% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education
Shishmaref School's student population of 198 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 27% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Shishmaref School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 443 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Shishmaref School is 0.00, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#413 out of 443 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Shishmaref School's ranking?
Shishmaref School is ranked #413 out of 443 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alaska.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6-9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while ≤5% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).
What is the graduation rate of Shishmaref School?
The graduation rate of Shishmaref School is 50%, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 77%.
How many students attend Shishmaref School?
198 students attend Shishmaref School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
100% of Shishmaref School students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Shishmaref School?
Shishmaref School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Shishmaref School offer ?
Shishmaref School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Shishmaref School part of?
Shishmaref School is part of Bering Strait School District.
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