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52%
  • Chinook Montessori Charter School
  • 3002 International Street, Fairbanks
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 150
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
51%
  • Barnette Magnet School
  • 1000 Barnette Street, Fairbanks
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 409
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
50%
  • Golden Heart Academy
  • 1502 Wilbur Street, Fairbanks
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
  • Grades: 5 - 12 · Students: 16
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 4:1
45%
  • Ladd Elementary
  • 601 F Street, Fairbanks
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 508
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
43%
  • Randy Smith Middle School
  • 1401 Bainbridge, Fairbanks
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 325
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
37%
  • Denali Elementary
  • 1042 Lathrop St, Fairbanks
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 389
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
36%
  • Joy Elementary
  • 24 Margaret St, Fairbanks
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 452
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
35%
  • Nordale Elementary
  • 397 Hamilton Ave, Fairbanks
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 314
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
35%
  • Fairbanks B.e.s.t.
  • 520 Fifth Avenue, Fairbanks
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 233
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 233:1
34%
  • Anne Wien Elementary
  • 1501 Hampstead Avenue, Fairbanks
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 420
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
28%
  • Ryan Middle School
  • 951 Airport Way, Fairbanks
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 353
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
28%
  • Lathrop High School
  • 901 Airport Way, Fairbanks
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,045
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
27%
  • Arctic Light Elementary
  • 4167 Neely Road, Fairbanks
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 536
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
26%
  • Tanana Middle School
  • 600 Trainor Gate Road, Fairbanks
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 463
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
22%
  • Hunter Elementary
  • 1630 Gillam Way, Fairbanks
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 332
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
10%
  • Alternative Learning Systems
  • 520 Fifth Avenue, Fairbanks
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
  • Grades: PK - 12 · Students: 114
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 114:1
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Fairbanks school information

IndexFairbanksAlaskaNational
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.

Education level achieved in Fairbanks

IndexFairbanksAlaskaNational
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%

Fairbanks, AK School Districts

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

There are a total of 28 public schools, 8 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in Fairbanks. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Fairbanks, AK schools is 35%. The average student to teacher ratio is 28:1. In Fairbanks, AK, an average of 86.5% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 85.4% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Fairbanks schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Fairbanks, AK schools.

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.
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