126 Bayview Rd
Ketchikan, AK 99950
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Whale Pass School serves 20 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
Whale Pass School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥50% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 20 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥50% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Whale Pass School's student population of 20 students has grown by 25% over five school years.
The teacher population of 2 teachers has grown by 100% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
20 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
2 teachers
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School Rankings

Whale Pass School is ranked within the top 20% of all 461 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Whale Pass 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#77 out of 461 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Whale Pass School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alaska by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥50%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Whale Pass School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alaska by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
22%
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Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
5%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
White
95%
47%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Whale Pass School and the percentage of White public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
3%
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Two or more races
n/a
13%
All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score
0.10
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Whale Pass School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
30%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Whale Pass 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.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Whale Pass School's ranking?

Whale Pass School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

<50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% AK state average), while ≥50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% AK state average).

How many students attend Whale Pass School?

20 students attend Whale Pass School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

95% of Whale Pass School students are White, and 5% of students are Hispanic.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Whale Pass School?

Whale Pass School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 13:1.

What grades does Whale Pass School offer ?

Whale Pass School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-12 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 20 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥50% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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