PROFICIENCY 10% 69% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
15%Bering Strait School District

Shishmaref School is a school servicing grades PK to 12 and is located in the district of "Bering Strait School District" in Shishmaref, AK. There are a total of 202 students and 16 teachers at Shishmaref School, for a student to teacher ratio of 13 to 1. There are a total of 186 free lunch students and 3 reduced lunch students.

Shishmaref School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 9.8%, which is 69% lower than the Alaska average.


Student/Teacher ratio13:1
Free lunch186
Reduced lunch3


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment0
Taking some courses0
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses0
Passing no courses0

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 Shishmaref 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

4<= 20%
5<= 20%
6< 50%
7< 50%
8< 50%
High School<= 20%

Proficiency in languages by grade

3<= 20%
4<= 20%
5<= 20%
6< 50%
7< 50%
8< 50%
High School<= 20%

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.

Shishmaref School race/ethnicity breakdown

White 0.0% 1.0% 48.4% 51.1%
Black 0.0% 0.1% 3.5% 15.9%
Asian 0.0% 0.1% 6.3% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 0.0% 0.0% 6.7% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 100.0% 98.8% 23.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 2.5% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.0% 0.0% 8.7% 3.1%

Shishmaref demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)243191
Median age24.633.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.2:11.1:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)34%53%55%
Speak English72%84%79%
Speak Spanish0%4%13%

Education level achieved in Shishmaref

Completed 8th grade82.4%88.0%84.3%
Completed high school77.2%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college29.6%64.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree6.7%37.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors4.9%28.8%30.3%
Completed masters1.5%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.0%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.1%1.3%
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Source: The Shishmaref School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.