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Nome Public Schools, also known as the Nome City School District, is the school district serving the city of Nome, Alaska. Though public schools have existed in Nome since 1902, the present-day school district exists mostly to fulfill the obligation that first-class cities in the Unorganized Borough have under state law to provide education and planning/zoning functions within their cities. As such, it is separate from the Bering Strait School District which serves the smaller communities of the surrounding area. Nome Public Schools oversee four schools: two traditional grade-based schools (one for elementary grades and one for middle school and senior high school grades), a charter magnet school for 5th through 8th grade, and a correspondence school serving K-12.