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Alaska School Districts

There are 54 school districts and four other educational service agencies in Alaska that hire certified teachers and administrators as part of the Alaska Teachers and Personnel consortium. All job openings for these organizations display in the links below, and through the ATP Job Bank interface of currently active jobs.

Districts and Locations

The "road system" in the state includes only a small portion of the state. Use the About Alaska page to learn more, as well as the description of Alaska's five regions.

Because the state is so geographically diverse, it's a good idea to use a map to understand a little more about where each is located. You can use the map below to locate Alaska's school districts. All but six have at least some type of website, and we've linked their names to each district's main page.

A school district's website is potentially an excellent way to get a feel what life is like for teachers and administrators working there now. Look for clues about what each organization stresses in its programs, approaches and interactions with the public.

Alaska School Districts: Locations
School District Map and Site Links

Annette Island School District Hydaburg City
Schools Craig City Schools Ketchikan Borough School District Southeast Island School District Klawock City
School District Sitka School
District Pelican City
Schools Wrangell School District Petersburg City School District Chatham School District Yakutat School District Kake City School
District Cordova City School District Hoonah City
School District Juneau Borough
School District Skagway School
District Haines Borough School District VCSD Aleutian Region School District Unalaska City School District Aleutians East Borough
School District Lake & Peninsula
School District Kodiak Island Borough
School District Copper River School District KPBSD Bristol Bay Borough Schools Pribilof Island School District Dillingham City School District Lower Kuskokwim School District Southwest Region School District YSD Chugach
School District Anchorage School District Kuspuk School District Kashunamiut
School District (a.k.a. Chevak) St. Mary School District Lower Yukon School District Mat-Su Borough School District Iditarod Area School District Alaska Gateway School District Delta Greely School District Denali Borough School District Fairbanks
Northstar Borough School District Nenana City School District Galena City School
District Bering Strait School District Nome City School
District Yukon Flats School District Tanana Schools YKSD Northwest Artctic
School District North Slope Borough
School District

There are several districts each year that have their own Applitrack database system which display their listings in our search results, but the links go to a separate system.  These are sometimes referred to as the Big Six Districts, and currently include Anchorage, Mat Su, Kenai, Fairbanks and Juneau and Kodiak. See our FAQ sheet on this for more information on how ATP's Applitrack system and the other districts interact. 

Alaska's approximately 500 public schools are organized within 54 school districts and a state residential boarding academy. These include 34 city and borough school districts and 19 Regional Educational Attendance Areas. REAAs serve students living in towns and villages in politically unorganized areas of rural Alaska. Alaska definitions of "city” and "borough” are not necessarily indicative of an urban setting, but refer to form of political organization.

Alaska schools vary greatly in size. High schools in Anchorage, the state’s largest city, may serve more than 2,000 students. Schools in other urban areas such as Juneau, Fairbanks, the Kenai Peninsula, or the Matanuska-Susitna Valley may serve hundreds and are similar to schools in small cities in the rest of the United States.

Many schools in rural areas are small, some with 20 or fewer students at a variety of grade levels.

Alaska School Districts & ATP Consortium Members

The following chart provides a list of each ATP school district or educational organization, a link to the a list of any current job openings, and identifies it by which region of Alaska it is located in.   Any district with a red * next to it is one of the districts with their own database system.

Note: Although the state boarding school in Sitka, Mt. Edgecumbe High School, is included in the total of 54, a number of statewide correspondence schools are operated directly by districts, and are therefore not counted as separate districts themselves.

Because links change as districts get different website or Internet service providers, please let us know if you notice any errors!