Best High Schools
in Alaska

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

South Anchorage High School

13400 ELMORE RD, ANCHORAGE, AK 99516

#2

West Valley High School

3800 GIEST RD, FAIRBANKS, AK 99709

#3

Colony High School

9550 EAST COLONY SCHOOL DR, PALMER, AK 99645

#4

Homer High School

600 EAST FAIRVIEW AVE, HOMER, AK 99603

#5

Chugiak High School

16525 SOUTH BIRCHWOOD LOOP RD, CHUGIAK, AK 99567

#6

Cordova Jr/Sr High School

100 FISHERMAN AVE, CORDOVA, AK 99574

#7

Craig High School

100 PANTHER WAY, CRAIG, AK 99921

#8

Polaris K-12 School

6200 ASHWOOD ST, ANCHORAGE, AK 99507

#9

Nikiski Middle/Senior High School

52275 EDUCATION DR, NIKISKI, AK 99635

#10

Kodiak High School

917 REZANOF EAST, KODIAK, AK 99615