Best High Schools
in Alaska

We reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; 26 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 2014 for the U.S. News Best High Schools, 10 were awarded silver medals and 16 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

South Anchorage High School

13400 ELMORE RD, ANCHORAGE, AK 99516

#2

Cordova Jr/Sr High School

100 FISHERMAN AVE, CORDOVA, AK 99574

#3

Dimond High School

2909 WEST 88TH AVE, ANCHORAGE, AK 99502

#4

Juneau-Douglas High School

1639 GLACIER AVE, JUNEAU, AK 99801

#5

Colony High School

9550 EAST COLONY SCHOOL DR, PALMER, AK 99645

#6

Chugiak High School

16525 SOUTH BIRCHWOOD LOOP RD, CHUGIAK, AK 99567

#7

Service High School

5577 ABBOTT RD, ANCHORAGE, AK 99507

#8

Ben Eielson Jr/Sr High School

675 RAVEN'S WAY, EIELSON AFB, AK 99702

#9

Homer High School

600 EAST FAIRVIEW AVE, HOMER, AK 99603

#10

Eagle River High School

8701 YOSEMITE DR, EAGLE RIVER, AK 99577

AK by the Numbers
Districts 32
High Schools 91
Full-Time Teachers 2,270
Students Enrolled 45,174

Featured Districts

Schools in the Anchorage School District are among the 2012 U.S. News Best High Schools.

The Anchorage School District supports 19 high schools that serve 15,672 students.

Schools in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District are among the 2012 U.S. News Best High Schools.

There are 11 high schools in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, serving 6,331 students.