PROFICIENCY 45% 41% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
32%Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District
32%Ketchikan
31%Alaska

Point Higgins School is a school servicing grades PK to 6 and is located in the district of "Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District" in Ketchikan, AK. There are a total of 248 students and 18 teachers at Point Higgins School, for a student to teacher ratio of 14 to 1. There are a total of 78 free lunch students and 27 reduced lunch students.

Point Higgins School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 44.5%, which is 41% higher than the Alaska average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students248
Teachers18
Student/Teacher ratio14:1
Free lunch78
Reduced lunch27

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Point Higgins School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All40-44%
321-39%
460-69%
530-39%
630-39%
7n/a
8n/a
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All45-49%
321-39%
450-59%
540-49%
640-49%
7n/a
8n/a
High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

Point Higgins School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictAlaskaNational
White 74.5% 50.5% 48.4% 51.1%
Black 0.0% 0.8% 3.5% 15.9%
Asian 1.7% 9.5% 6.3% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 1.7% 2.8% 6.7% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 20.5% 31.6% 23.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 1.2% 2.5% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.7% 3.5% 8.7% 3.1%

Ketchikan demographics profile

StatisticKetchikanAlaskaNational
Population8,189731,545328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)2,179191
Median age38.133.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.1:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%53%55%
Speak English84%84%79%
Speak Spanish3%4%13%

Education level achieved in Ketchikan

IndexKetchikanAlaskaNational
Completed 8th grade83.7%88.0%84.3%
Completed high school83.2%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college58.0%64.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree29.1%37.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors22.3%28.8%30.3%
Completed masters7.1%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.6%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.1%1.3%
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Source: The Point Higgins School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.