Public Notice:  

    Superintendent evaluation forms are now available for the public to fill out. Completed evaluations can be emailed in or physically brought to the district office. Your feedback is greatly appreciated! 


    There is a posting for the position of Activities Director listed under the "Employment" page. If you are interested, please submit a complete application to the district office. 


    Valdez City Schools has Social Studies sample materials on display for public viewing and evaluation at each of the schools.  Please take the time to come in, look over the materials, and give your input.  The elementary materials are located in the Hermon Hutchens Elementary School office conference room, the middle school materials are located in the Gilson Middle School office complex, and the high school materials are located in the Valdez High School library. All materials will be on display until January 20th.  Input is sought to help the School Board decide which Social Studies materials to adopt for the next six years. 

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Welcome to Valdez City Schools

  • We provide a safe and nurturing environment for our students that offers current and challenging curriculum across all four schools  - Hermon Hutchens Elementary, Gilson Middle School, Valdez High School, and Valdez Homeschool Program.  Students enjoy a rich educational experience from kindergarten through twelfth grade through the collaborative efforts of engaging teachers, administrators, and staff. We strive for excellence through every academic and extracurricular opportunity. 


    Families New to Valdez  - Valdez continues to be the community with promise.  We encourage you to visit our schools and enroll your children. The district office is available to assist with enrollment over the summer months. 907.834.4701


    A Letter from Superintendent Nygaard: 

    Patrons, Parents, and Community Members,


    The writing of this letter finds the school district comfortably transitioning into our second semester.  Although it may appear early, the District is actively engaged in planning for the 2017-2018 school year. Staffing conversations, facilities maintenance scheduling, calendar development, and the development of contingency budgets awaiting the legislature’s directives fill our days.  As the school year eases closer to the final weeks, please be aware that each of these items will be formally updated for your awareness. . . Continue Reading


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    P.O. Box 398
    1112 West Klutina Street
    Valdez, AK 99686
    Phone: 907.835.4357
    Fax: 907.835.4964