Valley Pathways

1150 North France Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Valley Pathways serves 198 students in grades 9-12.
Valley Pathways 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 ≤20% (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 21-39% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 198 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 50-54% (Top 50% in AK)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

School Overview

Valley Pathways's student population of 198 students has grown by 21% over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
198 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
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School Rankings

Valley Pathways 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 Valley Pathways is 0.61, 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
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#298 out of 443 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21-39%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
14:1
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American Indian
13%
22%
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
14%
8%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
59%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
3%
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Two or more races
12%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.61
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Graduation Rate
50-54%
77%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Valley Pathways's ranking?
Valley Pathways is ranked #298 out of 443 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alaska.
What schools are Valley Pathways often compared to?
Valley Pathwaysis often viewed alongside schools like Burchell High School, Mat-su Youth Facility by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while 21-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).
What is the graduation rate of Valley Pathways?
The graduation rate of Valley Pathways is 50-54%, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 77%.
How many students attend Valley Pathways?
198 students attend Valley Pathways.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
59% of Valley Pathways students are White, 14% of students are Hispanic, 13% of students are American Indian, 12% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Valley Pathways?
Valley Pathways has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Valley Pathways offer ?
Valley Pathways offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Valley Pathways part of?
Valley Pathways is part of Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 198 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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