North Slope Borough School District


The North Slope Borough School District in Alaska operates 11 schools, including 1 elementary school, 1 middle school, 2 high schools, and 7 alternative schools, serving a predominantly Native American student population. While the district as a whole is ranked 24th out of 24 districts in the state and rated 0 stars by SchoolDigger, a few standout schools within the district are worth noting.

Harold Kaveolook School, an alternative school, has the lowest student-teacher ratio of 8.5, significantly better than the other alternative schools. Kali School, another alternative school, has the second-best student-teacher ratio of 10.3 and the lowest free/reduced lunch rate at 13.25%. Meade River School, an alternative school, has the third-best student-teacher ratio of 12 and the second-lowest free/reduced lunch rate at 48.81%.

Despite the high per-student spending, ranging from $34,580 to $72,346, the district's test scores are generally low compared to state averages, with the highest proficiency rate being 20% in 4th grade English Language Arts at Fred Ipalook Elementary. The variation in free/reduced lunch rates and student-teacher ratios across the schools suggests that some schools may be better equipped to support their students than others, and further investigation into the practices and approaches of the alternative schools could yield valuable lessons for the district.

District Detail

 829 Aivik St
Barrow, AK 99723-0169

 (907) 852-5311

SchoolDigger Rank:
24th of 24 Alaska districts

See the 2023 Alaska District rankings!
Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 2,044

Primary Schools: 1
Middle Schools: 1
High Schools: 2
Alternative Schools: 7

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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