Susitna Valley High School

Susitna Valley High School

8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Susitna Valley High School

Susitna Valley High School is a public high school located in the small town of Talkeetna, Alaska. It serves the communities of Talkeetna, Trapper Creek, and Big Lake. The school has a student population of approximately 200 students.
Susitna Valley High School offers a comprehensive educational program that includes core academic courses, electives, and extracurricular activities. The school also offers a variety of athletic programs, including basketball, volleyball, soccer, and cross-country. The school also offers a variety of clubs and activities, including a student council, yearbook, and drama club.
The school has a dedicated staff of teachers and administrators who are committed to providing a quality education for all students. The school is also committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for students to learn and grow.
Susitna Valley High School is an excellent choice for students looking for a quality education in a small town setting. The school offers a wide variety of educational opportunities and extracurricular activities, and the staff is dedicated to helping students reach their full potential.

Address:

42728 S Parks Hwy
Talkeetna, AK 99676

Phone:

(907) 733-9300

Site:

www.matsuk12.us/svs

Grades:

6 – 12

Enrollment:

174 students

Overview Susitna Valley High School

Susitna Valley High School serves 174 students in grades 6-12.
Susitna Valley High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (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 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Verdict on Susitna Valley High School

Susitna Valley High 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 Susitna Valley High School is 0.46, 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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