Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District


The Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District in Alaska is home to 9 schools, including 5 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 2 high schools, and 1 alternative school. The district serves a diverse student population, with a significant Native American representation across the schools.

Among the standout schools in the district are Point Higgins School, a top-performing elementary school with strong test scores, particularly in mathematics, and a relatively low free/reduced lunch rate. Fawn Mountain Elementary is another high-achieving elementary school, with a 3-star rating and an impressive student-teacher ratio. The Tongass School of Arts and Sciences Charter School stands out for its unique focus on arts and sciences, with a particularly high 5th-grade science proficiency rate.

However, the data also reveals stark differences in performance across the district, with some schools, such as Schoenbar Middle School and Revilla Junior/Senior High School, lagging behind the district and state averages. The data suggests a correlation between socioeconomic status and academic performance, with schools serving more affluent populations tending to have stronger outcomes. The alternative and charter schools in the district also face unique challenges, with lower performance and higher student-teacher ratios compared to the traditional public schools.

District Detail

 2610 Fourth Ave
Ketchikan, AK 99901-6278

 (907) 247-2109

SchoolDigger Rank:
16th of 24 Alaska districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 2,074

Primary Schools: 5
Middle Schools: 1
High Schools: 2
Alternative Schools: 1

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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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