Best Public Schools in Zip Code 99517


Summary:

The 99517 zip code area of Anchorage, Alaska is home to 5 schools, including 4 elementary schools and 1 high school. The schools in this area display a wide range of academic performance, with Aquarian Charter School standing out as an exceptional institution, while other schools, such as West High School, lag behind the Anchorage School District and Alaska state averages in test scores.

Aquarian Charter School is a top-performing elementary school, ranking among the best in the state with 5 out of 5 stars from SchoolDigger. It boasts exceptional test scores, with 69-77% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and Math. In contrast, West High School, the only high school in the data set, has a diverse student population but struggles academically, with only 24-32% of students meeting proficiency standards. The other elementary schools, such as Turnagain Elementary, Northwood ABC, and Lake Hood Elementary, also lag behind the district and state averages in test scores.

The data suggests a correlation between socioeconomic status and academic achievement, with the high-performing Aquarian Charter School serving a more affluent student population and the lower-performing schools, like Northwood ABC, having much higher free/reduced lunch rates. Additionally, the wide range in spending per student, from $13,045 at Aquarian Charter School to $23,348 at Northwood ABC, raises questions about the relationship between funding and student outcomes. Further analysis would be needed to determine the factors contributing to the varying levels of academic performance across these schools.








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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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