Anchorage school information

IndexAnchorageAlaskaNational
Average Test Scores38%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:118:116:1
Total public schools8528579,221
Total private schools205524,874
Total post-secondary schools4117,963
The Anchorage, AK educational system consists of 85 public schools, 20 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Anchorage public schools have average test scores of 38% which is 22% higher than than the Alaska average and 22% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Anchorage public schools is 19:1, compared to 18:1 in Alaska and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.8% have completed high school, 34.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Anchorage are 22% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 85 public schools in Anchorage.
  • 89.5% of people in Anchorage have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.8% of people in Anchorage have completed high school.
  • 34.3% of people in Anchorage have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Anchorage

IndexAnchorageAlaskaNational
Completed 8th grade89.5%88.0%84.3%
Completed high school88.8%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college69.3%64.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree42.8%37.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors34.3%28.8%30.3%
Completed masters12.6%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.8%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Anchorage (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Anchorage, AK299,32138%22%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Cincinnati, OH298,01156%15%
Stockton, CA301,44329%41%
St. Paul, MN297,16038%23%
Pittsburgh, PA305,30548%2%
Lexington-Fayette, KY311,52949%0%
Anchorage, AK299,32138%22%
Source: The Anchorage, AK education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.