Pilot Station School
8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Pilot Station School
Pilot Station School is a small K-12 school in rural Alaska. It is part of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta School District and serves the local Yup’ik Eskimo community. The school has a strong emphasis on cultural education and language preservation. Students learn Yup’ik language, culture, and traditional subsistence activities, such as fishing and hunting. In addition to the traditional academic subjects, the school also offers a variety of extracurricular activities, including basketball, volleyball, and track and field. There is a strong emphasis on the importance of physical activity and sportsmanship. Pilot Station School is a close-knit community and strives to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for all students. The school is well-equipped with modern technology and has a computer lab, a library, and a music room. The school has an active parent-teacher organization and works closely with the local community to ensure that all students have access to the resources they need to succeed. The school also offers a variety of after-school programs, such as tutoring, mentoring, and leadership development. Pilot Station School is a great example of how a small school can make a big difference in the lives of its students. It is a place where students can learn, grow, and develop in a safe and supportive environment.
5090 School Rd
Pilot Station, AK 99650
PreK – 12
Overview Pilot Station School
Pilot Station School serves 203 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
Pilot Station 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 ≤5% (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 ≤5% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Verdict on Pilot Station School
Pilot Station 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 Pilot Station School is 0.00, 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.