Alaska State Information

Where Alaska Ranks
Alaska National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2001) $7,275 $7,376 28
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 22.0 21.1 35
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $37,401 $29,564 1
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $49,694 $45,771 13
Graduation rates (2001)
  • State overall
  • 64 %70 % 44
  • Black
  • 64 %51 %
  • Hispanic
  • 60 %52 %
  • White
  • 68 %72 %
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    State Information
    Current headlines and data from each state.
    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: Sarah Palin (R)
    Education Commissioner: Barbara Thompson
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 134,364
    No. of Districts: 53
    No. of Public Schools: 506
    No. of Public School Teachers: 8,080
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $1.3 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 39.2%
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 25.9%
    Students With Disabilities: 13.5%
    English-Language Learners: 12.2%

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