District Summary Ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated below average in school quality.

Top 5 Schools in This District
These are some of the top-rated public schools in Anchorage School District based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.
District Academic Progress

Students at many of the schools in this district are making about the same academic progress as the state average.

Academic Summary
Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.

Advanced Courses
Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.

Student Demographics
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Teachers & Staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.

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District Finances
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Reviews From Schools in Anchorage School District
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Parent / Guardian
July 12, 2022
Absolutely a terrible school for any child to attend. Especially those that have an IEP. They neglected my daughter for months and she suffered. Had to file a complaint through the state board of... More
Parent / Guardian
June 15, 2022
I’ve had 4 children go through Hanshew, and unfortunately the school has gotten worse and worse. I am not surprised that over the last 4 years it has digressed exponentially. Staff turnover is a... More
Parent / Guardian
May 18, 2022
If you have a special needs child and want the peace of mind your child is safe, I do not recommend this school. If you have a child that is any way different from what the school believes all kids... More