Saint Mary’s School

8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Saint Mary’s School

Saint Mary’s School is an independent, co-educational school located in the heart of the city. Established in 1891, it has been providing quality education to students of all ages for over a century. The school is renowned for its rigorous academic standards, outstanding faculty, and diverse student body.
At Saint Mary’s, students can choose from a wide variety of programs, including traditional academic courses, special education classes, and extracurricular activities. The school also offers a variety of extracurricular activities, such as sports, music, and art.
The school is committed to creating an environment where students can thrive and grow. Through its commitment to excellence, Saint Mary’s School strives to create a learning environment that is safe, nurturing, and challenging. The school also offers a variety of support services, such as counseling, tutoring, and mentoring, to ensure that all students have the resources they need to succeed.
Saint Mary’s School is a community that values respect, responsibility, and collaboration. It is a place where students can learn, grow, and develop into well-rounded individuals.

Address:

1 Dixon Circle
Saint Marys, AK 99658

Phone:

(907) 438-2411

Site:

www.smcsd.us/

Grades:

PreK – 12

Enrollment:

216 students

Overview Saint Mary’s School

Saint Mary’s School serves 216 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
Saint Mary’s 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 6-9% (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 6-9% (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.

Verdict on Saint Mary’s School

Saint Mary’s 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 Saint Mary’s School is 0.06, 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.

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