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 Valdez City Schools Stakeholders,

    With the second semester of school now underway, it is hard to imagine our school year is already half over! I am excited to share the following information with you.  As you read through the different topics, feel free to contact your children's principal or my office for additional clarification if needed.  Thank you for being part of the best school district in the State of Alaska!  Continue Reading