Achieving Excellence


  • District Office Operating Hours: 

    Monday-Friday- 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

    Saturday-Sunday- CLOSED


    Valdez City Schools is searching for a long-term substitute to work in Gilson Middle School. The position will run from January 7th, 2019 through May 31, 2019. Please see the Substitute Postings page for a complete job description and application. 


    VCS is looking for a Special Education teacher for HHES. If you are interested in applying, please see our Certified Postings page for a complete job description. 


    VCS is accepting applications for two full-time Paraprofessional positions and one part-time Food Service position. More details and application materials can be found on our Classified Postings page. 








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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. Beginning in August there will be someone at each of the schools who can assist in the enrollment process. The contact numbers are: District Office- 907.834.4701, HHES- 907.835.4728, GMS- 907.835.2244, and VHS- 907.835.4767. 

    Letter from Superintendent Arnold

    Dear Valdez Community,

    It is my pleasure to introduce myself to the greater community of Valdez. I consider it a real honor to serve as the new Superintendent of Valdez City Schools.

    Valdez City Schools has earned a reputation for academic excellence, and the opportunities offered beyond the classroom setting are ever increasing. As an Alaskan and educator for many years, I enthusiastically value the programs and services currently in place in our schools, and I am committed to building upon past practices to ensure that current and future students have opportunities to explore their interests and find their true passions when they leave our doors.

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