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State of Alaska Summary

There are 54 districts, 511 public schools, and 27 charter schools in Alaska serving 131,167 students. Financially the state of Alaska spends approximately $18,699 per student. There are 8,088 full-time teachers receiving a total of $666,918,708 in salaries and $413,654,983 in total benefits. 44,887 students receive a free lunch and 8,351 receive a reduced-price lunch.
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General Information 1

Total Districts: 54
Total Schools: 511
Charter Schools: 27
Full-time Teachers: 8,088
Total Students: 131,167
LEP / ELL Students: 14,583
IEP Students: 18,048
Freshman Graduation Rate: 76%

Financial Information 1

Free Lunch: 44,887
Reduced Lunch: 8,351
Revenue Per Student: $18,699
Salaries: $666,918,708
Employee Benefits: $413,654,983

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Alaska Department of Education

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Statewide Assessment Testing Results

Alaska Assessment Testing Results
Test Percent Proficient
Grade 4 Math 74.80%
Grade 4 Reading 75.30%
Elementary School Science 50.10%
Grade 8 Math 66.40%
Grade 8 Reading 81.30%
Middle School Science 57%
High School Math 64.00%
High School Reading 78.30%
High School Science 66.00%

1. Data Sources: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "National Public Education Financial Survey (State Fiscal)", 2008-09 (FY 2009) v.1b, 2009-10 (FY 2010) v.1a, 2010-11 (FY 2011) v.1a; "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1b, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "State Dropout and Completion Data File", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey", 2008-09 v.1c, 2009-10 v.1b, 2010-11 v.1a, 2011-12 v.1a.