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