Lower Kuskokwim School District


The Lower Kuskokwim School District in Alaska operates 29 schools, including 3 elementary schools, 3 high schools, and 23 alternative schools, serving a predominantly Native American student population facing significant economic challenges. The district as a whole is ranked 23 out of 24 in Alaska and is rated 0 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Among the standout schools, Bethel Regional High School is the largest high school with 494 students and the highest student-teacher ratio, but its academic performance is quite low, with proficiency rates well below the state average. Gladys Jung Elementary, the largest elementary school with 296 students, and Ayaprun Elitnaurvik, a public charter elementary school with 167 students, also have low academic performance compared to state standards.

The district faces significant challenges, including extremely high poverty levels, with free/reduced lunch rates ranging from 65.27% to 100%, and consistently low proficiency rates on state assessments across the schools. The wide range in school size and spending per student suggests disparities in resources, and the predominance of alternative schools may indicate a need for more specialized educational programs and support for students who may not thrive in a traditional school setting.

District Detail

 1004 Ron Edwards Memorial Dr
Bethel, AK 99559-0305

 (907) 543-4912

SchoolDigger Rank:
23rd of 24 Alaska districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 3,970

Primary Schools: 3
Middle Schools: 0
High Schools: 3
Alternative Schools: 23

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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.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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