History: Ninilchik School was built in 1950 and renovated in 1997. The school serves about 180 kindergarten through 12th-grade students who reside from between Kasilof and Anchor Point along the Sterling Highway. The school focuses on both academic and cocurricular activities, with students winning awards in programs such as the Alaska State Ocean Bowl, as well as sports competitions.
Principal Terry Martin
Secretary Patricia Tilbury
P.O. Box 39010
Ninilchik, AK 99639
Demographics: Ninilchik School's population is one of the more diverse on the peninsula with 71 percent of the students Caucasian, 23 percent Alaska Native, 2 percent Hispanic, 2 percent Asian-Pacific Islander and 3 percent American Indian.
About 47 percent of the students live in economically disadvantaged homes, and 19 percent experience disabilities.
Staffing: Ninilchik School employs a full-time principal, nine teachers, two special education teachers, a half-time special education aide and a full-time regular instruction aide.
In addition, there is a nurse working one-third of the time, a full-time secretary and 2.5 custodians.
Teachers at the school have a combined average of 13 years experience with the district.
AYP: Ninilchik School met adequate yearly progress during the 2002-03 school year, with 91 percent of students passing language arts tests and 73 percent passing math.
Ninilchik also was proficient in 2003-04, with 84 percent of students proficient in language arts and 75 percent proficient in math.
Cocurricular: Ninilchik has a popular basketball program for high school boys and girls. Staff also run high-school level cross country running, wrestling, volleyball, track and field and cheerleading programs.
At the junior high level, students may participate in cross country running, basketball, wrestling, volleyball, track and field and intramural programs. There also are music, drama and yearbook programs and a variety of clubs for students. The school mascot is the Wolverines.
Registration: Students registered between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Aug. 12.
Transportation: Bus routes 45, 46 and 47 serve Ninilchik.
School hours: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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