Wrangell Public Schools
350 Bennett Street
Wrangell, AK 99929
Wrangell Public Schools serves approximately 315 students in three school facilities in the heart of the community.
Evergreen Elementary is surrounded by the beauty of Southeast Alaska. They have 129 students with an average class size of twelve students in the primary grades and twenty-three students per class in the intermediate grades. Students are encouraged to “excel to their potential” on a daily basis through academic and recreational pursuits. All daily activities and special events at the school are successful because of staff, family and community volunteers that support each child in their community.
Also located in picturesque Southeastern Alaska, Stikine Middle School is the home of the cougars and Wrangell High School is the home of the wolves. Both schools host an array of highly qualified teachers offering courses in a variety of academic and elective areas. The curriculum is designed so that students can challenge themselves on a daily basis in an effort to prepare them for the rigors of life. These schools are a part of a dynamic and giving community that knows they must all work together to ensure the success of their youth.
Wrangell High School offers many tech prep and career oriented courses for both high school and college credit. Approximately 40 college credits are available through a wide variety of courses. This provides students with a significant head start on their college and/or vocational education and saves parents upwards of thousands of dollars in tuition and college expenses.
All communities have individuals who have special needs and the Wrangell Public Schools has an excellent program to meet these needs. Children from the ages of 3 to their 22nd birthday are provided special education and related services based upon eligibility criteria. Two special education teachers coordinate special education and related services for the district. Whenever possible the School Board desires both non-disabled and disabled children to share an interactive environment, which nurtures understanding, cooperation and mutual respect.
Wrangell Public School Board believes that understanding, acknowledging, and honoring cultural diversity is a must and that all children, given adequate opportunity and support, can learn. They agree that setting high standards, which sets high expectations, produces high achievement. The Board believes that results matter and teaching for results builds accountability for results. The results of this focus and effort is the proud report of all three schools having met the indicators of Adequate Yearly Progress (APY) as determined by the State of Alaska and the graduation rate being over 90%.
The Wrangell School Board states: “The purpose of education is to help ensure that all students will succeed in their education and work, shape worthwhile and satisfying lives for themselves, exemplify the best values of society, and be effective in improving the character and quality of the world about them.”