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Teaching Schools in Alaska Districts

Alaska has more than 16 school districts, from Bethel census area County's to Fairbanks north star borough County's and everywhere in between.

Here's a list of all districts with more than 1,000 students, plus some key information if you're interested in becoming a teacher in Alaska. Don't miss our report on Alaska Teacher Salaries!

District County Number of Students Number of Full Time Teachers Total Education Expenditures
Lower Kuskokwim School District Lower Kuskokwim School District Bethel census area 4,293 282 $126,369,000
Lower Yukon School District Lower Yukon School District Wade hampton census area 2,030 139 $59,009,000
Bering Strait School District Bering Strait School District Nome census area 1,895 172 $65,406,000
Galena City School District Galena City School District Yukon-koyukuk census area 4,329 64 $28,231,000
Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District Ketchikan gateway borough 2,340 153 $42,109,000
Anchorage School District Anchorage School District Anchorage municipality 48,324 2804 $751,094,000
Juneau Borough School District Juneau Borough School District Juneau city and borough 4,851 283 $85,495,000
Sitka School District Sitka School District Sitka city and borough 1,334 99 $26,441,000
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Kenai peninsula borough 8,992 594 $165,192,000
Kodiak Island Borough School District Kodiak Island Borough School District Kodiak island borough 2,434 158 $51,329,000
Matanuska-susitna Borough School District Matanuska-susitna Borough School District Matanuska-susitna borough 18,742 1007 $272,970,000
Nenana City School District Nenana City School District Yukon-koyukuk census area 1,090 21 $9,521,000
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Fairbanks north star borough 13,901 769 $253,449,000
North Slope Borough School District North Slope Borough School District North slope borough 2,047 147 $74,184,000
Northwest Arctic Borough School District Northwest Arctic Borough School District Northwest arctic borough 2,173 136 $67,612,000
Yukon-koyukuk School District Yukon-koyukuk School District Fairbanks north star borough 1,591 48 $22,525,000
Sources:
  • Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey Data, Common Core of Data (CCD) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/pubschuniv.asp
  • Local Education Agency (School District) Finance Survey (F-33) Data, Common Core of Data (CCD) 2013-14, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/f33agency.asp