Whaley School serves 341 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (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 10-14% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-12
- Enrollment: 341 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 7:1
- Minority Enrollment: 63%
- Graduation Rate: ≤20% (Btm 50% in AK)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: ≤5% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 10-14% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education
Whaley School's student population of 341 students has declined by 25% over five school years.
The teacher population of 51 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Whaley 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 Whaley School is 0.79, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#411 out of 443 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
School Statewide Testing
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 Whaley School's ranking?
Whaley School is ranked #411 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?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while 10-14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).
What is the graduation rate of Whaley School?
The graduation rate of Whaley School is 20%, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 77%.
How many students attend Whaley School?
341 students attend Whaley School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
37% of Whaley School students are White, 18% of students are American Indian, 17% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Asian, 7% of students are Black, and 6% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Whaley School?
Whaley School has a student ration of 7:1, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Whaley School offer ?
Whaley School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Whaley School part of?
Whaley School is part of Anchorage School District.
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