Educating Students for Success in Life
The Anchorage School District...
Non-English languages spoken
Most ASD families — 80 percent — speak English at home. The remaining 20 percent speak 99 languages.
Top 5 languages spoken at ASD after English K-12, 2017:
- Spanish: 1394
- Samoan: 1238
- Hmong: 1008
- Filipino: 811
- Yupik: 300
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%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 5%
Expect the Best is the district's comprehensive annual report to the community.
The Demographics-GIS Services section contains enrollment numbers, race and ethnicity reports, capital improvement plans and school boundary information.