Fairbanks B.E.S.T.

Public, Alternative PK, KG-12

 520 Fifth Ave
       Fairbanks, AK  99701-4756


(907) 452-2000

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District: Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,068 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  109.6
Number of students:  274

Racial breakdown:

White:
74.8%
Two or more races:
9.1%
Hispanic:
6.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  0%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Alaska Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Fairbanks B.E.S.T. ranks worse than 61.6% of elementary schools in Alaska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 40.65. (See more...)
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Compare Details Fairbanks B.E.S.T. ranks worse than 66.7% of middle schools in Alaska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 35.46. (See more...)
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Compare Details Fairbanks B.E.S.T. ranks better than 64.9% of high schools in Alaska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 66. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (74.8%), two or more races (9.1%), Hispanic (6.2%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Fairbanks B.E.S.T. is 109.6. (See more...)
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Compare Fairbanks B.E.S.T. employs 2.5 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Fairbanks B.E.S.T. is $8,068.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Fairbanks B.E.S.T.:

SchoolDigger ranks Fairbanks B.E.S.T. 114th of 185 Alaska public elementary schools. (See Fairbanks B.E.S.T. in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Fairbanks B.E.S.T. 66th of 99 Alaska public middle schools. (See Fairbanks B.E.S.T. in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Fairbanks B.E.S.T. 27th of 77 Alaska public high schools. (See Fairbanks B.E.S.T. in the ranking list.)

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Fairbanks North Star Borough School District 18th of 22 Alaska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Fairbanks B.E.S.T.

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 50.36 67th 138 51.4%
2006 52.81 66th 132 50.0%
2007 45.36 70th 128 45.3%
2009 32.07 81st 131 38.2%
2010 17.43 102nd 136 25.0%
2011 42.02 74th 133 44.4%
2012 37.19 78th 135 42.2%
2013 73.96 36th 136 73.5%
2014 39.64 73rd 138 47.1%
2015 73.32 31st 151 79.5%
2017 76.23 13th 88 85.2%
2018 56.71 42nd 96 56.3%
2019 35.46 66th 99 33.3%

Data source: test scores: Alaska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Fairbanks B.E.S.T.

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 48.95 65th 116 44.0%
2006 50.17 67th 135 50.4%
2007 47.43 69th 139 50.4%
2008 43.20 77th 151 49.0%
2009 69.12 47th 151 68.9%
2010 56.28 57th 140 59.3%
2011 67.46 41st 142 71.1%
2012 67.25 48th 136 64.7%
2013 72.61 35th 148 76.4%
2014 80.98 20th 139 85.6%
2015 60.18 53rd 135 60.7%
2017 45.33 49th 83 41.0%
2018 56.93 34th 74 54.1%
2019 66.00 27th 77 64.9%

Data source: test scores: Alaska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Fairbanks B.E.S.T.

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 22.89 176th 223 21.1%
2012 30.56 165th 227 27.3%
2014 35.52 155th 218 28.9%
2015 42.04 139th 246 43.5%
2017 75.69 33rd 180 81.7%
2018 56.11 78th 186 58.1%
2019 40.65 114th 185 38.4%

Data source: test scores: Alaska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Fairbanks B.E.S.T.

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 195 10 5 3 20 n/a n/a 0 233
1990 190 5 5 4 15 n/a n/a 0 219
1991 314 8 8 5 36 n/a n/a 0 371
1992 384 17 5 4 71 n/a n/a 0 481
1993 412 25 5 16 60 n/a n/a 0 518
1994 457 28 6 17 75 n/a n/a 0 583
1995 418 24 15 23 89 n/a n/a 0 569
1996 418 24 15 23 89 n/a n/a 0 569
1997 431 30 13 26 74 n/a n/a 0 574
1998 326 17 9 20 55 n/a n/a 0 427
1999 329 25 13 15 72 n/a n/a 0 454
2000 248 19 7 10 60 n/a n/a 0 344
2001 201 11 10 9 41 n/a n/a 0 272
2002 214 18 8 4 58 n/a n/a 0 302
2003 214 18 8 4 58 n/a n/a 0 302
2004 164 18 3 10 44 n/a n/a 0 239
2005 177 15 6 13 44 n/a n/a 0 255
2006 175 20 7 7 40 n/a n/a 0 249
2007 266 23 7 22 55 n/a n/a 0 373
2008 191 13 5 12 51 n/a n/a 0 272
2009 182 14 5 17 30 3 26 0 277
2010 154 15 8 5 15 2 0 0 199
2011 143 14 3 13 13 0 24 0 210
2012 198 6 4 13 18 1 25 0 265
2013 208 4 3 8 22 0 21 0 266
2014 213 4 4 13 16 1 17 0 268
2015 174 5 7 13 16 1 17 0 233
2016 208 8 12 9 12 0 25 0 274
2017 209 4 6 22 18 0 27 0 286
2018 218 1 5 20 17 0 31 0 292
2019 216 2 8 22 7 1 31 0 287
2020 205 5 15 17 7 0 25 0 274

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 Fairbanks B.E.S.T.

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 233 4.0 58.2 0
1990 219 5.0 43.8 n/a
1991 371 4.0 92.7 n/a
1992 481 4.0 120.2 n/a
1993 518 4.0 129.5 n/a
1994 583 4.0 145.8 n/a
1995 569 4.0 142.3 0
1996 569 4.0 142.3 0
1997 574 4.0 143.5 0
1998 427 4.0 106.8 0
1999 454 5.0 90.8 n/a
2000 344 5.0 68.8 n/a
2001 272 3.0 90.7 n/a
2002 302 0.0 n/a n/a
2003 302 0.0 n/a n/a
2004 239 n/a n/a n/a
2005 255 3.0 85.0 n/a
2006 249 4.0 62.3 n/a
2007 373 n/a n/a n/a
2008 272 3.0 90.7 0
2009 277 n/a n/a 0
2010 199 2.1 94.7 0
2011 210 0.5 420.0 0
2012 265 1.0 265.0 0
2013 266 0.2 1330.0 0
2014 268 1.0 268.0 9.3
2015 233 1.0 233.0 11.2
2016 274 1.0 274.0 0
2017 286 1.0 286.0 n/a
2018 292 1.2 237.3 n/a
2019 287 4.0 71.7 n/a
2020 274 2.5 109.6 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Fairbanks B.E.S.T.

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 233 4.0 58.2 0
1990 219 5.0 43.8 n/a
1991 371 4.0 92.7 n/a
1992 481 4.0 120.2 n/a
1993 518 4.0 129.5 n/a
1994 583 4.0 145.8 n/a
1995 569 4.0 142.3 0
1996 569 4.0 142.3 0
1997 574 4.0 143.5 0
1998 427 4.0 106.8 0
1999 454 5.0 90.8 n/a
2000 344 5.0 68.8 n/a
2001 272 3.0 90.7 n/a
2002 302 0.0 n/a n/a
2003 302 0.0 n/a n/a
2004 239 n/a n/a n/a
2005 255 3.0 85.0 n/a
2006 249 4.0 62.3 n/a
2007 373 n/a n/a n/a
2008 272 3.0 90.7 0
2009 277 n/a n/a 0
2010 199 2.1 94.7 0
2011 210 0.5 420.0 0
2012 265 1.0 265.0 0
2013 266 0.2 1330.0 0
2014 268 1.0 268.0 9.3
2015 233 1.0 233.0 11.2
2016 274 1.0 274.0 0
2017 286 1.0 286.0 n/a
2018 292 1.2 237.3 n/a
2019 287 4.0 71.7 n/a
2020 274 2.5 109.6 n/a

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Fairbanks B.E.S.T.

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $693 (8.6%) $7,374 (91.4%) $8,068

Data source: Alaska Department of Education




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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