Educating students for success in life
The Anchorage School District...
Crossroads of the world
The district serves the southcentral Alaska communities of Anchorage, Eagle River, Chugiak and Girdwood.
Distance by air from Anchorage to:
Seattle - 1,500 miles
New York City - 3,300 miles
London - 4,500 miles
Beijing - 4,000 miles
Awards and honors
A diverse student population provides students the ability to interact with peers from many different backgrounds, expanding their knowledge of other cultures and preparing for life in a global society. A 2013 study has shown that Anchorage has the most diverse high schools in the U.S.
Race and ethnicity at ASD
Minority students comprise more than 50 percent of the student population (48,028 students).
Non-English languages spoken
Students in the ASD English Language Learners Program speak 93 different languages at home. After English, the five most common are Spanish, Hmong, Samoan, Tagalog and Yup'ik.
Destination 2020 is the district’s comprehensive, multi-year plan to increase student achievement. The plan focuses on improving the performance of every child to ensure at least one year’s academic growth each year. Destination 2020 is built on the district's mission, vision and core values as outlined by the school board.
Expect the Best is the district's comprehensive annual report to the community.
The Profile of Performance is the ASD report to the Anchorage School Board and community on the district's progress toward meeting the board goals.
The Demographics-GIS Services section contains enrollment numbers, race and ethnicity reports, capital improvement plans and school boundary information.