We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 31 Alaska schools made our rankings. View Rankings
To graduate, Alaska high school students must earn at least 21 credits, including a half credit in Alaska history. Alaska implements annual standards-based assessments for students from third grade through sophomore year. Tenth grade is also when students first take the Alaska High School Graduation Qualifying Examination, which assesses math, reading and writing skills, according to the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development.
Among Alaska's schools ranked in 2013 for the U.S. News Best High Schools, 10 were awarded silver medals and 21 received bronze medals. While Alaska's capital is Juneau, several of the state's Best High Schools are located in or near Anchorage, in the Anchorage School District.
Top Ranked AK Schools
To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.#1
13400 ELMORE RD, ANCHORAGE, AK 99516#2
3800 GIEST RD, FAIRBANKS, AK 99709#3
9550 EAST COLONY SCHOOL DR, PALMER, AK 99645#4
600 EAST FAIRVIEW AVE, HOMER, AK 99603#5
16525 SOUTH BIRCHWOOD LOOP RD, CHUGIAK, AK 99567#6
100 FISHERMAN AVE, CORDOVA, AK 99574#7
100 PANTHER WAY, CRAIG, AK 99921#8
6200 ASHWOOD ST, ANCHORAGE, AK 99507#9
52275 EDUCATION DR, NIKISKI, AK 99635#10
917 REZANOF EAST, KODIAK, AK 99615
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AK by the Numbers
Districts 54 High Schools 273 Full-Time Teachers 3,427 Students Enrolled 59,747
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The Anchorage School District supports 20 high schools that serve 15,803 students.
There are 15 high schools in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, serving 6,520 students.
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