Steller Secondary School

Summary:

Steller Secondary School is a public high school in Anchorage, Alaska, serving grades 7-12 with a total enrollment of 240 students. This school consistently ranks among the top high schools in the state, with exceptional academic achievement and a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Steller Secondary School significantly outperforms the Anchorage School District and the state of Alaska in standardized test scores, with 62.77% of students proficient or better in STAR/English Language Arts and 60.64% proficient or better in STAR/Mathematics. The school also ranks among the top in the state for the performance of specific student subgroups, such as female students, male students, and white students, as well as for its low-socioeconomic status (SES) students. This demonstrates Steller's focus on equity and inclusion, effectively supporting the academic growth of all its students.

When compared to other nearby schools in the Anchorage School District, such as Benson Secondary/S.E.A.R.C.H. and Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School, Steller Secondary School stands out as a high-performing outlier, with significantly higher test scores and rankings. This exceptional performance may be attributed to the school's small size, low student-teacher ratio, and relatively low percentage of free/reduced-price lunch recipients, suggesting more resources and a more advantaged student population compared to some of the larger, higher-poverty schools in the area.


Detail:

Public 7-12

 2508 Blueberry Ln
       Anchorage, AK  99503


(907) 742-4950

District: Anchorage School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
2nd of 62 Alaska High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,262 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  16.5 Help
Number of students:  240

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.4%
Two or more races:
13.8%
Hispanic:
7.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  1.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Steller Secondary School ranks better than 93.5% of middle schools in Alaska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.17. (See more...)
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Compare Details Steller Secondary School ranks better than 96.8% of high schools in Alaska. It also ranks first among 10 ranked high schools in the Anchorage School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.37. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (65.4%), two or more races (13.8%), Hispanic (7.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 1.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Steller Secondary School is 16.5, which is the 4th best among 10 high schools in the Anchorage School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Steller Secondary School is $13,262. 14 high schools in the Anchorage School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Steller Secondary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Steller Secondary School 6th of 92 Alaska public middle schools. (See Steller Secondary School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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SchoolDigger ranks Steller Secondary School 2nd of 62 Alaska public high schools. (See Steller Secondary School in the ranking list.)

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Anchorage School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Anchorage School District 11th of 24 Alaska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Steller Secondary School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Steller Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 90.23 4th 138 97.1%
2006 90.87 2nd 132 98.5%
2007 88.13 4th 128 96.9%
2008 87.15 7th 132 94.7%
2009 85.19 9th 131 93.1%
2010 84.61 10th 136 92.6%
2011 85.85 9th 133 93.2%
2012 83.18 10th 135 92.6%
2013 94.69 1st 136 99.3%
2014 92.55 1st 138 99.3%
2015 90.23 6th 151 96.0%
2017 93.35 2nd 88 97.7%
2018 87.75 3rd 96 96.9%
2019 89.11 7th 99 92.9%
2021 91.36 4th 84 95.2%
2022 75.96 15th 95 84.2%
2023 89.17 6th 92 93.5%
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Rank History for middle school Multi-racial students at Steller Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 59.05 12th 34 64.7%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Steller Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 93.53 3rd 64 95.3%
2022 92.84 1st 43 97.7%
2023 71.17 13th 55 76.4%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Steller Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 80.27 8th 74 89.2%
2021 74.81 12th 57 78.9%
2022 68.37 20th 66 69.7%
2023 92.54 2nd 66 97.0%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Steller Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 91.76 4th 73 94.5%
2021 89.63 6th 62 90.3%
2022 80.37 9th 68 86.8%
2023 73.00 16th 72 77.8%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Steller Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 82.92 7th 72 90.3%
2022 79.12 7th 69 89.9%
2023 89.04 4th 75 94.7%
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Data source: test scores: Alaska Department of Education and Early Developmenr, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Steller Secondary School

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Rank History for all high school students at Steller Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 97.49 1st 135 99.3%
2007 96.41 1st 139 99.3%
2008 96.01 1st 151 99.3%
2009 91.97 2nd 151 98.7%
2010 95.86 1st 140 99.3%
2011 95.04 1st 142 99.3%
2012 92.92 2nd 136 98.5%
2013 90.87 2nd 148 98.6%
2014 90.02 7th 139 95.0%
2015 96.61 2nd 135 98.5%
2017 93.61 4th 83 95.2%
2018 94.66 3rd 74 95.9%
2019 95.43 2nd 77 97.4%
2021 95.01 4th 61 93.4%
2022 97.39 1st 62 98.4%
2023 96.37 2nd 62 96.8%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Steller Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 83.53 8th 55 85.5%
2022 92.62 2nd 34 94.1%
2023 82.46 7th 42 83.3%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Steller Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 75.49 9th 54 83.3%
2021 82.00 6th 37 83.8%
2022 86.58 5th 43 88.4%
2023 94.28 1st 54 98.1%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Steller Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 99.50 1st 58 98.3%
2022 99.46 1st 46 97.8%
2023 89.60 5th 47 89.4%
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Rank History for high school White students at Steller Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 91.90 2nd 56 96.4%
2022 97.08 1st 47 97.9%
2023 96.45 1st 47 97.9%
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Data source: test scores: Alaska Department of Education and Early Developmenr, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Steller Secondary School Test Scores
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Data source: Alaska Department of Education and Early Development

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Enrollment information for Steller Secondary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 220 2 11 4 13 n/a n/a 0 250
1990 217 6 7 4 5 n/a n/a 0 239
1991 214 6 8 6 4 n/a n/a 0 238
1992 244 9 12 5 9 n/a n/a 0 279
1993 245 7 12 3 8 n/a n/a 0 275
1994 251 8 14 7 10 n/a n/a 0 290
1995 233 15 17 13 15 n/a n/a 0 293
1996 233 15 17 13 15 n/a n/a 0 293
1997 233 16 17 12 20 n/a n/a 0 298
1998 240 20 18 17 19 n/a n/a 0 314
1999 233 16 18 14 25 n/a n/a 0 306
2000 225 13 15 15 28 n/a n/a 0 296
2001 219 18 17 9 25 n/a n/a 0 288
2002 206 23 22 18 27 n/a n/a 0 296
2003 206 23 22 18 27 n/a n/a 0 296
2004 213 24 18 12 27 n/a n/a 0 294
2005 211 15 14 15 27 n/a n/a 0 282
2006 223 10 16 15 27 n/a n/a 0 291
2007 232 6 17 15 26 n/a n/a 0 296
2008 220 1 13 12 9 n/a n/a 28 283
2009 230 1 12 17 7 2 25 0 294
2010 221 3 11 14 9 1 26 0 285
2011 209 6 15 11 10 1 19 0 271
2012 201 8 19 13 11 1 21 0 274
2013 206 4 21 14 13 1 22 0 281
2014 204 5 16 15 9 1 26 0 276
2015 198 8 19 15 7 0 35 0 282
2016 199 4 16 16 10 1 41 0 287
2017 200 4 16 13 10 1 43 0 287
2018 190 6 21 12 11 3 43 0 286
2019 162 7 18 15 11 4 40 0 257
2020 183 4 17 21 8 2 51 0 286
2021 183 6 15 21 10 4 39 0 278
2022 176 8 15 18 5 3 35 0 260
2023 157 5 14 19 9 3 33 0 240

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Steller Secondary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 250 14.6 17.1 0
1990 239 12.2 19.5 n/a
1991 238 16.0 14.8 n/a
1992 279 16.0 17.4 n/a
1993 275 16.0 17.2 n/a
1994 290 16.0 18.1 n/a
1995 293 18.2 16.1 0
1996 293 18.2 16.1 0
1997 298 18.2 16.4 0
1998 314 13.6 23.1 0
1999 306 15.0 20.4 n/a
2000 296 15.6 19.0 n/a
2001 288 15.0 19.2 n/a
2002 296 15.4 19.2 n/a
2003 296 15.4 19.2 n/a
2004 294 14.4 20.4 n/a
2005 282 15.4 18.3 n/a
2006 291 15.7 18.5 n/a
2007 296 16.5 17.9 n/a
2008 283 16.5 17.2 0
2009 294 17.6 16.7 0
2010 285 14.4 19.7 0
2011 271 14.0 19.3 0
2012 274 15.2 18.0 0
2013 281 16.2 17.2 0
2014 276 16.3 16.8 0
2015 282 15.0 18.8 0
2016 287 16.0 17.9 0
2017 287 15.7 18.1 1
2018 286 15.0 19.0 1
2019 257 15.1 17.0 n/a
2020 286 15.6 18.3 1
2021 278 15.4 17.9 n/a
2022 260 13.5 19.1 n/a
2023 240 14.4 16.5 1.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Steller Secondary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 250 14.6 17.1 0
1990 239 12.2 19.5 n/a
1991 238 16.0 14.8 n/a
1992 279 16.0 17.4 n/a
1993 275 16.0 17.2 n/a
1994 290 16.0 18.1 n/a
1995 293 18.2 16.1 0
1996 293 18.2 16.1 0
1997 298 18.2 16.4 0
1998 314 13.6 23.1 0
1999 306 15.0 20.4 n/a
2000 296 15.6 19.0 n/a
2001 288 15.0 19.2 n/a
2002 296 15.4 19.2 n/a
2003 296 15.4 19.2 n/a
2004 294 14.4 20.4 n/a
2005 282 15.4 18.3 n/a
2006 291 15.7 18.5 n/a
2007 296 16.5 17.9 n/a
2008 283 16.5 17.2 0
2009 294 17.6 16.7 0
2010 285 14.4 19.7 0
2011 271 14.0 19.3 0
2012 274 15.2 18.0 0
2013 281 16.2 17.2 0
2014 276 16.3 16.8 0
2015 282 15.0 18.8 0
2016 287 16.0 17.9 0
2017 287 15.7 18.1 1
2018 286 15.0 19.0 1
2019 257 15.1 17.0 n/a
2020 286 15.6 18.3 1
2021 278 15.4 17.9 n/a
2022 260 13.5 19.1 n/a
2023 240 14.4 16.5 1.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Steller Secondary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $369 (2.8%) $12,892 (97.2%) $13,262

Data source: Alaska Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Steller Secondary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 7th of 99 Middle schoolsRanks 6th of 92 Middle schools
 0.5%
Ranks 2nd of 77 High schoolsRanks 2nd of 62 High schools
 0.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
8th Grade Science (Steller Secondary School)65.482.8
 17.4%
   8th Grade Science (Anchorage School District)45.237.3
 8%
   8th Grade Science (Alaska)43.134.5
 8.6%
10th Grade Science (Steller Secondary School)84.275
 9.2%
   10th Grade Science (Anchorage School District)5734.9
 22.1%
   10th Grade Science (Alaska)53.633
 20.6%
All Grades Science (Steller Secondary School)73.378.7
 5.4%
   All Grades Science (Anchorage School District)46.639.4
 7.2%
   All Grades Science (Alaska)44.736.9
 7.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students257240
 6.6%
African American75
 28.6%
American Indian119
 18.2%
Asian1814
 22.2%
Hispanic1519
 26.7%
Pacific Islander43
 25%
White162157
 3.1%
Two or More Races4033
 17.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Steller Secondary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 240 students attended Steller Secondary School.

Yes! Steller Secondary School is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 2nd of 62 Alaska high schools.

Students at Steller Secondary School are 65% White, 14% Two or more races, 8% Hispanic, 6% Asian, 4% American Indian, 2% African American, 1% Pacific Islander.


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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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