Fairbanks school information

Average Test Scores35%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio28:118:116:1
Total public schools2828579,221
Total private schools85524,874
Total post-secondary schools1117,963
The Fairbanks, AK educational system consists of 28 public schools, 8 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Fairbanks public schools have average test scores of 35% which is 10% higher than than the Alaska average and 29% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Fairbanks public schools is 28:1, compared to 18:1 in Alaska and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.4% have completed high school, 25.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Fairbanks are 29% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 28 public schools in Fairbanks.
  • 86.5% of people in Fairbanks have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.4% of people in Fairbanks have completed high school.
  • 25.6% of people in Fairbanks have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Fairbanks

Completed 8th grade86.5%88.0%84.3%
Completed high school85.4%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college64.9%64.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.6%37.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.6%28.8%30.3%
Completed masters7.9%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.6%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.1%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Steele Creek, AK6,69351%3%
College, AK14,37243%14%
Badger, AK19,83039%21%
South Van Horn, AK56633%34%
North Pole, AK2,30024%50%
Fairbanks, AK32,57835%29%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Greenville, MS32,61219%62%
Waxahachie, TX32,53674%49%
Juneau, AK32,52440%19%
Englewood, CO32,52322%55%
Eastpointe, MI32,64818%63%
Fairbanks, AK32,57835%29%
Source: The Fairbanks, 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.