Anchorage School District
As one of the 100 largest school districts in the country, the Anchorage School District is diverse in its staff, students and program offerings. Approximately 50,000 students attend ASD schools. They are taught by a well-qualified staff that set high expectations and achieve great results. District schools are located in Anchorage, Eagle River, Chugiak and Girdwood.
The Anchorage School District has heard some area residents say that, out of 3,500 certificated teachers employed by ASD, fewer than 2,000 of them are classroom teachers.
The district employs many different kinds of teachers, many of whom work directly in the classroom. Not all of these teachers are included in the budget line item for “classroom teachers.”
A photo gallery of the first day of the 2011-12 school year.