Ketchikan School Guide
The Ketchikan community prides itself on education above all else. Strong parent and teacher communication helps to create a safe and engaging learning environment both inside and outside of the classroom, helping students to reach their full potential. Ketchikan offers superior public and private schools, as well as exceptional higher education opportunities.
Point Higgins Elementary
Point Higgins is a true neighborhood school, offering a family environment that teaches mutual respect and promotes a deep sense of caring throughout. Faculty, staff, and parents work diligently to ensure success and the students’ dreams through creating an environment that encourages children to value themselves, contribute to the community, and succeed in changing the world. For more information about Point Higgins Elementary, please visit the school’s website at: http://phe.kgbsd.org/.
Fawn Mountain Elementary
This brand new pre-school through sixth grade elementary school works to provide a safe and educational learning environment for all students. Fawn Mountain Elementary, home of the Eagles, is located approximately 4 miles south of Ketchikan and was originally created to replace White Cliff Elementary School. Fawn Mountain Elementary first opened in January 2006. To learn more about Fawn Mountain Elementary, click on the link: http://fme.kgbsd.org/.
Houghtaling Elementary believes in creating a rich academic and social atmosphere that supports each and every child’s growth. Students and educators work together to build a safe and supportive academic environment that encourages students to learn, grow, and become good citizens. Their motto is “Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe, Be Kind, and Be Here.” Houghtaling Elementary’s “Five B’s” were designed to help usher in a climate of cooperation, academic excellence, respect, and safety. Feel free visit their website at: http://hte.kgbsd.org/
Schoenbar Middle School
Schoenbar Middle School works diligently to provide each student with a diverse education in a safe, supportive environment that promotes self-discipline, motivation, and excellence in learning. Parents and teachers, as well as the community, help to assist students in developing to their full potential. Students succeed in becoming independent and self-sufficient adults, as well as better citizens. Visit Schoenbar Middle School’s website at: http://sms.kgbsd.org/.
Ketchikan High School
For important information about Ketchikan High School, please visit their site at: http://khs.kgbsd.org/
Revilla High School
To find information about Revilla High School, please visit the school’s site at: http://rhs.kgbsd.org/
For more information, please visit the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District’s website at: http://www.kgbsd.org/.
Ketchikan Private Schools
Ketchikan Christian Academy
P.O. Box 7400
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Ketchikan Gateway County
Holy Name Parish
433 Jackson Street
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Tongass School of Arts and Science
410 Schoenbar Road, Suite 202
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Ketchikan Kid's Links
The following website offers links to many different Alaskan private and public schools: http://www.ketchikids.com/links.html
University of Alaska Southeast
The University of Alaska Southeast has a faculty and staff that are dedicated to the success of their students. They believe in hands-on experience in the student’s chosen field by offering internships with government agencies from the Legislature to the Department of Fish and Game or Health and Human Services. Juneau’s thriving businesses give students opportunities to sample many different career fields.
UAS is surrounded by nature, including the last great expanse of temperate rainforest left in North America, the Tongass National Forest, the Mendenhall Glacier, the shores of the Inside Passage and stands of old growth forest can all be found within 3 miles of the campus. Their programs keep this in mind and many of these areas act as “living classrooms”.
“UAS is dedicated to providing the best liberal arts education, because the liberal arts strengthen the skills and traits that employers and graduate programs covet, such as clear and effective writing, good communication and collaboration skills. These competencies are the foundation for a solid career in any sector of the workforce. At UAS we want to help you get your first job, but we also want to give you the tools to build a satisfying career.” For this and more information about the University of Alaska Southeast, please visit them at 11120 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK, 99801 or visit their website: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/.