Educating students for success in life

The Anchorage School District...

 

Snapshot overview numbers of ASD - students, size, school programs

 


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The district serves the southcentral Alaska communities of Anchorage, Eagle River, Chugiak and Girdwood. 

 

Awards and honors

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Student diversity

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. Studies by UAA sociology professor Chad Farrel show that Anchorage has the most diverse schools in the U.S. at all levels.

 

Race and ethnicity

Minority students comprise more than 50 percent of the student population (48,089 students - May 2017).

African American: 6%

Alaska Native/American Indian: 9%

Asian: 10%

Biracial/Multiracial: 15%

Hispanic: 11%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 5%

Caucasian: 44%

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Non-English languages spoken

Most ASD families — 80 percent — speak English at home. The remaining 20 percent speak 99 languages. As of October 2014, there were 5,745 students eligible for English Language Learner services.

Top 5 languages spoken at ASD after English K-12, 2017:
Spanish: 1394
Samoan: 1238
Hmong: 1008
Filipino: 811
Yupik: 300

Top 5 languages spoken at ASD after English K-12, 2017:
Spanish: 1394
Samoan: 1238
Hmong: 1008
Filipino: 811
Yupik: 300 ‌‌‌

1. Enrollments reflect fall 2011 memberships reported to the National Center for Education Statistics on the Common Core of Data (CCD) agency universe file—”Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey: School Year 2011–12, Provisional Version

  • Kikkan Randall is an Olympic skier and World Ski Championship gold medalist.

    Kikkan Randall is an Olympic skier and World Ski Championship gold medalist.

  • Former student William Oefelein is an astronaut and space shuttle pilot.

    Former student William Oefelein is an astronaut and space shuttle pilot.

  • Irene Bedard stars in Smoke Signals and as the voice of Disney's Pocahontas.

    Irene Bedard stars in Smoke Signals and as the voice of Disney's Pocahontas.

  • Preston Pollard is a motivational speaker and professional skateboarder.

    Preston Pollard is a motivational speaker and professional skateboarder.

  • Former student Brian Schmidt is an astrophysicist and Nobel Laureate.

    Former student Brian Schmidt is an astrophysicist and Nobel Laureate.

  • Scott Gomez is an NHL Stanley Cup winner and Rookie of the Year.

    Scott Gomez is an NHL Stanley Cup winner and Rookie of the Year.

  • Former student Shintaro Okamoto is a master ice artist in New York City.

    Former student Shintaro Okamoto is a master ice artist in New York City.


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