The Delta/Greely School District, Rural Education
Attendance Area boundaries encompass what is generally considered
to be the entire “Delta area”. Since we are located
in an unorganized area, the State of Alaska provides state funding
for a free, public education for all students in the area.
Directly in the center of the City of Delta Junction,
the Delta School houses a Pre-school through 12th grade educational
program. Also offering educational opportunities to our students,
locally and statewide, is the Delta Charter Cyber School, physically
located in a facility directly behind the Delta School.
The School District has been through several
phases of construction, growth and, unfortunately, closures. Although
there is a school facility located on FT Greely, five miles to the
south of Delta, the District was forced to close this school in
May 2000 because of declining enrollment. At this time, the Delta
School is filled to capacity with the remaining student population
in the area.
Providing educational facilities in Delta Junction
has incorporated some interesting options, to include having overflow
classes held at the Presbyterian Fellowship Hall and the Civil Defense
Hall (now known as the City Fire Hall). Since initial construction
in 1960 (five classrooms for 150 students in grades 1-4), the facility
has been through many physical changes to accommodate the fluctuating
population in our community, including the addition of modular (portable)
classrooms – some of which are still in use.
During the mid-60’s, a gymnasium, additional
classrooms and a library were added. By 1967, a full K-12 educational
program was being provided in the facility and more classrooms were
in the planning stage. During this time, FT Greely School was also
in use as a high school, then a junior high school and elementary.