Public Notice:  


    On Monday, December 11th, there will be a regular school board meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the city council chambers. 


    Valdez City School District will be drafting calendar options to give the School Board for the 2018-2019 school year and is seeking your opinion on key parameters. Your responses will be used to provide guidance for next year's calendar.  Responses will be collected until December 20, 2017. The survey can be found here


    District Office Operating Hours: 

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

    Saturday-Sunday- CLOSED


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News & Information

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 Nygaard

    Greetings Parents and Patrons,

    I am excited to share that we've had a very successful start to our school year. Valdez Schools is fortunate to be fully staffed with exemplary teachers and classified employees making our transition from summer to fall schedules appear easy. Thank you for your support with student registrations, your attendance at the many open house opportunities and P/T conferences, as well as establishing a positive routine at home for homework, bedtime, and other necessities. Continue Reading

Superintendent Search Update

  • Valdez City Schools is in the process of searching for a new superintendent. If you are interested in applying for this position and would like more information on the process, our schools, and the community of Valdez, please visit our main Superintendent Search page. 

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