Best Public Schools in Zip Code 99654


The 99654 zip code area of Wasilla, Alaska is home to 21 schools, including 10 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 3 high schools, and 6 alternative schools, all part of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District. Several standout schools in the area include Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School, which ranks 17th out of 176 elementary schools in the state and has exceptional science and math proficiency rates, as well as Fronteras Charter School and Midnight Sun Family Learning Center, both of which are high-performing K-8 charter schools.

The schools in this area serve diverse student populations, with the percentage of white students ranging from 14.29% at Knik Charter School to 83.56% at Twindly Bridge Charter School. Similarly, the percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch varies significantly, from 0.13% at Mat-Su Central School to 60.1% at Burchell High School. Spending per student and student-teacher ratios also show a wide range, with Mat-Su Day School spending the most per student ($54,341) and having the lowest student-teacher ratio (6:1).

Overall, the schools in the 99654 zip code area demonstrate a mix of high-performing and more average-performing institutions, with the charter schools in particular standing out for their strong academic outcomes. The data highlights the importance of examining individual school performance, as there can be significant variation within a district, even one that is performing well overall like the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District.

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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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