Wales School

  • Wales School serves 49 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (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 ≤20% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Wales 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 12:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.

School Overview

  • Wales School's student population of 49 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 4 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students49 students
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Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Wales 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 12:1 has increased from 9:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Wales 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#332 out of 465 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:117:1
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American Indian
100%
23%
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White
n/a
47%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Wales School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score0.000.71
Eligible for Free Lunch
91%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wales School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
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 Wales School is Diomede School (26.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Nome Diomede School
    Grades: PK-12 | 23 students
    26.6 miles
    Main St
    Nome, AK 99762
    (907)686-3021
    26.6 PK-12 23
  • Brevig Mission Brevig Mission School
    Grades: PK-12 | 154 students
    49.7 miles
    Main Street
    Brevig Mission, AK 99785
    (907)642-4021
    49.7 PK-12 154
  • Teller James C. Isabell School
    Grades: PK-12 | 84 students
    55.1 miles
    Main St
    Teller, AK 99778
    (907)642-3041
    55.1 PK-12 84
  • Shishmaref Shishmaref School
    Grades: PK-12 | 200 students
    79.4 miles
    Seaview Ln
    Shishmaref, AK 99772
    (907)649-3021
    79.4 PK-12 200
  • Nome Anvil City Science Academy Charter School
    Grades: 5-8 | 60 students
    107.3 miles
    Mile 3.5 Nome-teller Hwy
    Nome, AK 99762
    (907)443-6207
    107.3 5-8 60

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