Best Public Schools in Zip Code 99723


The 99723 zip code area is home to 4 schools, including 1 elementary school, 1 middle school, and 2 high schools, all of which are performing significantly below the state averages in academic proficiency. The schools serve a predominantly Native American student population, with high rates of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a need for targeted support and resources to address the unique educational needs of this community.

Across all grade levels and subjects, the proficiency rates at the Fred Ipalook Elementary, Barrow High School, Eben Hopson Middle School, and Kiita Learning Community are consistently lower than the state averages, with proficiency rates ranging from 9.21% to 20% compared to the state averages of 29.77% to 42.21%. Despite the relatively high spending per student, ranging from $34,580 to $46,411, and favorable student-teacher ratios, the schools in the 99723 zip code area are underperforming, suggesting that simply increasing funding may not be the sole solution to improving educational outcomes.

The high percentage of Native American students, ranging from 64.01% to 83.33%, and the low percentage of White students, ranging from 0% to 2.97%, in these schools, coupled with the high free and reduced lunch rates, ranging from 29.13% to 35.22%, indicate the need for targeted interventions and support to address the unique challenges faced by the community served by the North Slope Borough School District.

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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