Wales School

490 Main St
Wales, AK 99783
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Wales School serves 43 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
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 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 ≤20% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 14:1.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 43 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Wales School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

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School Overview

Wales School's student population of 43 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 5 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
43 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
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School Rankings

Wales 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 Wales School is 0.10, 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
#315 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)
≤20%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
14:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Wales School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
95%
22%
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Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
n/a
8%
Black
n/a
2%
White
n/a
47%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Wales School and the percentage of White public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
3%
Two or more races
n/a
13%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.10
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
95%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Wales School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
9%
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 District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Wales School's ranking?
Wales School is ranked #315 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?
≤20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while ≤20% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).
How many students attend Wales School?
43 students attend Wales School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
95% of Wales School students are American Indian, and 5% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Wales School?
Wales School has a student ration of 9:1, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Wales School offer ?
Wales School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Wales School part of?
Wales School is part of Bering Strait School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 43 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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