Best Public Schools in Kenai, AK


The city of Kenai, Alaska is home to 8 schools, including 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 3 high schools, all part of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. The standout school in the area is Aurora Borealis Charter School, an elementary/middle school that has consistently ranked among the top 5 elementary schools in the state over the past 3 years. This school boasts exceptional test scores, with 80% of 5th-grade students proficient or better in science and over 70% of students in grades 3-8 proficient or better in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Another notable school is Marathon School, a small high school with only 8 students. While it has a lower statewide ranking, it stands out for having the lowest student-teacher ratio (7.1) among all the high schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. The schools in Kenai have a diverse student population, with white students making up the majority and significant percentages of Native American and students of two or more races.

The performance of the charter schools in Kenai is noteworthy, with Aurora Borealis Charter School standing out as the top-performing school in the area. This suggests that the charter school model may be providing a higher-quality education for students in the region. However, the significant variation in test scores and other metrics across the schools highlights the importance of analyzing data at the individual school level, rather than relying solely on district or state-level averages.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Alaska Department of Education and Early Developmenr.

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