2220 Nichols St
Anchorage, AK 99508
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Whaley School serves 433 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
Whaley 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

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School Overview

Whaley School's student population of 433 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
433 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
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School Rankings

Whaley School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Whaley School is 0.77, which is more 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 Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#422 out of 461 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
15:1
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American Indian
25%
23%
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Asian
4%
6%
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Hispanic
10%
7%
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Black
7%
3%
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White
36%
47%
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Hawaiian
2%
3%
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Two or more races
16%
11%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.77
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Graduation Rate
11-19%
79%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
3%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special education school
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 433 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 11-19% (Btm 50% in AK)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.77 (Top 10%)

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