Anchorage Schools K-12

The Anchorage School District (ASD) manages all public schools within the Municipality of Anchorage. It is the 97th largest school district in the United States, serving nearly 50,000 students at over 90 schools!


The Anchorage School District has both public “neighborhood schools” and public “lottery schools.”

Your “neighborhood school” is the school your children will be automatically assigned to based on where you live. To see your local school, visit the website here.

Or see a map of all the schools here.

Note: Please contact the district first (See contact information on your right), BEFORE you contact the school.


A “lottery school” is a school that your child can attend if:

1. You register their name in that school’s lottery and 

2. Their name is picked (by a computer program) when the lottery is run. 


If you are interested in sending your child to a lottery school, please note:

1. Daily transportation to and from school is not provided at lottery schools.

2. Children who have lottery forms filled out before mid-March the year before they enter kindergarten are much more likely to get chosen by the lottery. 

3. If your child is put on a waitlist at the school you would like them to attend, you can appeal their position on the waitlist by writing a “hardship letter” and submitting it by email to the principal of the school you wish for them to attend. 



You can start the registration process here: https://www.asdk12.org/welcome/.

You can start your lottery school application here: https://www.asdk12.org/welcome/lottery/.

The School Boards website: https://www.asdk12.org/.