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Avg. test scores 22%
High school dipl. 7%
Bachelors degree 13%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Anchorage, AK School Districts

      • Anchorage School District
      • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District
      • Chugach School District

      There are a total of 85 public schools, 20 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools in Anchorage. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Anchorage, AK schools is 38%. The average student to teacher ratio is 19:1. In Anchorage, AK, an average of 89.5% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 88.8% have completed high school.

      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.