By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

Almost half of Wrangell school students counted as Alaska Native


March 27, 2024

Almost half of the students enrolled at the school district are counted as Alaska Native.

Schools Superintendent Bill Burr confirmed that out of a total of 270 students enrolled in the district, 122 are registered as Alaska Native, while 13 are American Indian. “We’re 50% or really close,” he said. “Some of those might be mixed, depending on which parent filled it out.”

Burr added that while Kim Powell, the district’s administrative assistant, had told him that the ratio has always been around that percentage, statistics from the state and federal government have the number listed as lower, ab...

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