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Posted April 8, 2010

The students at Anderson School are intelligent, creative, and caring. My colleagues are hardworking, passionate, collaborative, and supportive. Our volunteers, including our partners at Clear AFS, are selfless individuals who are dedicated to creating new opportunities and experiences for our students. We all maintain high expectations for the learning environment and the character development of ourselves and our students. All of us, students, staff, and volunteers, welcome parents and community members to get involved in our school. Come see for yourself what Anderson is all about!
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted April 6, 2010

I'm a student at Anderson and I think our school is very educational. We have good sports, great teachers, and a very good educational system. The only thing that Anderson doesn't have enough of is students. If Anderson had more students, we would be able to afford more things and have even more opportunities.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 5, 2010

Anderson is a great school with great kids. The people who say that this school is bad have never been here to experience how good our school really is now. Some people say that we do not get to learn a lot of things because of how few students and teachers we have. This is really not true. Our teachers get to spend a lot more time with us and address all of our learning needs. Also, every year we have a basketball team, cross country team, track and field, and any other teams the students want. Anderson school is a warm and friendly place for all kids. I am a 7th grade student at Anderson and I will hopefully graduate here.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 5, 2010

At Anderson we are nice to everyone and we care about everyone. All of the students care about the school. All of our teachers are really nice and the same with our principal. But, one concern I have is that we do need more teachers.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 5, 2010

Anderson is a great place to go to school. Since the school is small, which is not a bad thing, teachers have the opportunity to work with students one on one with their struggles, or just in general. Teachers encourage students to do their best everyday, and do not even think of putting them down. My only concern with Anderson school is that we have a lack of students resulting in a shortage of school funding. With the shortage of money, the effect on the school is fewer teachers. By having more kids come to Anderson, we will get more teachers and more funding so the school can be more successful.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 5, 2010

Anderson school is the greatest school I have had ever been to. I hope your mom and dad will let you go to this school. This school has lots of people who will do lots of things to help you with stuff that you need help with like reading, math, spelling, and science.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 5, 2010

I m a student at Anderson School and I think Anderson is an awesome place to be. We get a good education and the teachers really care about the students and their families. They always support us and never put us down. Our principal will come in the class and check on what the students are doing a few times a day, and he almost always makes little random jokes. All of the students are nice to each other and every one is random. Overall Anderson is a very fun, safe, and educational school. The only problem is we don t have enough students and money, but if more people sent their children to school here, we would have more money. I m sure that if we had more students we would have even more opportunities in Anderson.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 2, 2010

Anderson is a great place to go to school. It has many great kids. I have been going here for three years and I have learned a lot. It is a great place to get an education. Although it is a school it is a great place, but I would still like to see some more people come to Anderson. The teachers are great and they treat you with respect. I would recommend this school for everyone one.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 1, 2009

I am blessed to be able to have my children in this wonderful school. Sure, Anderson doesn't have the budget of large schools, but you sure wouldn't know it with the amount of activities the children are able to participate in. Children here in reality get many more opportunities than in larger schools because they do not have to put limits on team or participant numbers. If you'd like to be involved, you may. Just a few of the opportunities available are- basketball, soccer, cheerleading, track, cross-country skiing, cross-country, spelling bee, after-school art classes, Battle of the Books, drama, 2 foreign language classes, music (my daughter is learning violin!), and many more! And you get all this with a staff of teachers who are extremely invested in the youth they teach and have a low student-teacher ratio. We feel lucky to have our children attending this school!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 1, 2009

This is a good school that is continuing to improve.

Posted October 12, 2008

I think that even though I have previously participated in this school for 4 years, I do not think if I had stayed it would have prepared me for college or anything else. I have left the school and am now participating Nenana where I get a Decent education and am doing actual homework.
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 11, 2008

While Anderson School is indeed small, great strides have been taken to ensure that the kids are getting the best education available. The school has returned to a standard grading system and has some great teachers who are giving above and beyond to ensure the best education available is given. Sure, we don't have band class, but the students are given attention and worked with one-on-one in a way not available in larger schools. Do I think that my children are getting a sub-standard education??? No way. A lot of changes have been made and more are sure to be on their way in an effort to expand the options available to our children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 26, 2007

Just moved to the school am comming from a very large school. The kids love the school here. They are taking great steps to get my daughter who is behind up to speed. She is getting great one on one. My son a 10th grader loves going to school and is mister popular. It has been a big transition but both are doing great. The teachers work over time to help these kids! I am sooo glad we moved here. There are not alot of extra classes but the school and parents are working hard at getting more for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 10, 2005

Because of the very small student population, the students do loose out in the high school. Not as many classes to chose from, and if the student or parent has a problem, there is no other class to transfer into. This being said, there is a very positive side to having a small student population, and that would be, safety. There are no gangs, no beatings, no cliques. For any extracurricular activities to happen, everyone has to join in. Where else could every high school student, have a place on the basketball team, have a part in the school play, and do track? Needless to say we don't 'win' many, but the kids all have fun. The elementary students are blessed with large rooms and low head counts. Being in a multi-age class rooms allows interaction between different age groups, advanced learning, and one on one teaching from the staff.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 18, 2005

Anderson's current curriculum and policy is designed to put the students down, prepare them poorly for college and ignoring the student's option to go straight into the workforce, elevate teachers status to dictators who have authority over parents on what's best for their child(ren) and All of this small town government detracts from what these people should be doing with their efforts for more programs, students' learning and preparing them for all choices that await them after school.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted June 1, 2004

This is a small school that does not have all the money and resources of the bigger schools. The main benefit is that it is in a small community and there is a high level of personalized education. Most of the teachers are truly dedicated to the students. The current administration makes it difficult to speak highly of, but with a new principal next year things will improve.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 9, 2004

This school is in a transition with their education system. I would not recommend this school at this time.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 9, 2003

My son graduated and went on to a good college where he is doing well. The weakest area in the school is science and foreign language. The strongest would be math and english. Overall, pleased with the school and enjoy the size of the school. Have a daughter attending there also and is excelling there. Good education.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 16% 23%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Black 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Two or more races 0% 8%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3120 First St
Anderson, AK 99744
Phone: (907) 582-2700


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