Whaley School

8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Whaley School

Whaley School is a small, independent school located in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Founded in 1976, Whaley School provides a unique educational experience for students in grades K-8. Our school is dedicated to providing an exceptional education in a nurturing and supportive environment.
At Whaley School, we believe that every child is capable of achieving success. We strive to create a learning environment that encourages exploration and encourages students to take risks. Our teachers are highly qualified and experienced, and they are committed to helping each student reach his or her full potential.
We offer a variety of educational programs and activities to meet the needs of our diverse student body. We offer a rigorous curriculum that includes core subjects such as math, science, and language arts, as well as a variety of electives. We also offer extracurricular activities such as music, art, and physical education.
At Whaley School, we believe that every student should have a safe and supportive learning environment. We strive to create a culture of respect and acceptance, and we work hard to ensure that every student is treated with dignity and respect.
We are proud of our commitment to excellence, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Whaley School family.

Address:

2220 Nichols St
Anchorage, AK 99508

Phone:

(907) 742-2350

Site:

whaley.asdk12.org/

Grades:

PreK – 12

Enrollment:

386 students

Overview Whaley School

Whaley School serves 386 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
Whaley 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 10-14% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Verdict on Whaley School

Whaley 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 Whaley School is 0.80, which is more 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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