Valdez High School

319 Robe River Drive

Valdez, AK 99686
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (907)835-4767
  • Valdez High School serves 176 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 34%) for the 2014-2015 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 45-49% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 38%) for the 2014-2015 school year.
  • Valdez High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2014-2015 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 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 52%.
  • Valdez High School operates within the Valdez City School District.
  • Valdez City School District's 80-89% graduation rate is higher than the Alaska state average of 75%.

Top Placements (Alaska)

Valdez High School is Listed among the top public schools in Alaska for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Graduation Rate Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)

School Overview

  • Valdez High School's student population of 176 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 22% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students176 students
Gender %Valdez High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Students by GradeValdez High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Valdez High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 466 schools in Alaska (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2014-2015 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Valdez High School is 0.38, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (14-15)25-29%
34%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (14-15)45-49%
38%
Student : Teacher Ratio13:117:1
American Indian
12%
23%
Asian
1%
6%
Hispanic
1%
7%
Black
1%
3%
White
78%
48%
Two or more races
7%
10%
All Ethnic GroupsValdez High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownAK All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.380.35
Graduation Rate80-89%
75%
Valdez High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
39%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Valdez High School is Valdez City School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 54 school districts in Alaska (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2014-2015 school year.
    • Valdez City School District's student population of 642 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 80-89% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $24,420 in this district is less than the state average of $25,156. The district revenue/student has declined by 13% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $23,767 is less than the state average of $25,337. The district spending/student has declined by 23% over four school years.
    School District NameValdez City School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    4
    4
    Number of Students Managed642410
    Valdez City School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (14-15)
    30%
    34%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (14-15)
    45%
    38%
    District Graduation Rate80-89%
    75%
    District Total Revenue$16 MM$10 MM
    District Spending$15 MM$10 MM
    District Revenue / Student$24,420$25,156
    District Spending / Student$23,767$25,337
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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