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.