Fort Yukon School
8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Fort Yukon School
Fort Yukon School is an educational institution located in the small town of Fort Yukon, Alaska. It serves the local community of Fort Yukon and the surrounding area, providing a quality education for children from pre-K through high school. The school has a long history and is a source of pride for the community.
The school is operated by the Yukon-Koyukuk School District and offers a variety of educational opportunities for students. It provides a comprehensive curriculum with a focus on Native American culture and language, as well as traditional academic subjects. The school also offers extracurricular activities such as music, art, and sports.
The school has a strong commitment to the community, providing a safe and supportive learning environment for students. It is a close-knit community where students can develop friendships and learn from each other. The school also provides a variety of services to the community, such as a food bank and a health clinic.
Fort Yukon School is an important part of the Fort Yukon community and a source of pride for its residents. It is dedicated to providing a quality education for its students and a safe and supportive learning environment.
129 Main St
Fort Yukon, AK 99740
PreK – 12
Overview Fort Yukon School
Fort Yukon School serves 88 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
Fort Yukon School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤10% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).
Verdict on Fort Yukon School
Fort Yukon School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 443 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Fort Yukon School is 0.02, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.