About the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

  • The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District encompasses 18 elementary schools, eight secondary schools, and eight schools of choice.

Student Enrollment


  • There are over 64 different languages spoken in our students' families across the school district. Approximately 10% of all students have a heritage language.

    Top five most common spoken languages after English:

    1. Spanish
    2. Tagalog/Filipino/Pilipino
    3. German
    4. Russian
    5. Yup'ik (including Central and Siberian)

District Employees

Fast Facts FY 2017-18

    • 4,581 students, or 33%, are economically disadvantaged (includes eligible for free and reduced lunch, homeless, and/or migrant students)
    • 3,439 students, or 25%, are military connected
    • The 2016-17 graduation rate was 77%
    • Districtwide attendance is 92%


Target Class Size