Welcome to Chief Paul Memorial School of Kipnuk, Alaska. Kipnuk nestles near the Kugkaktlik River in the mid-coast region of the Lower Kuskokwim Delta. The name Kipnuk (Qipneq) means a "bend in the river," referring to where the village is situated.

Our community lives according to the traditions and rhythms of its native Yup'ik heritage. Residents practice subsistence hunting, fishing, and gathering. According to the 2014 census, our population was 626.

Our school of approximately 205 students is served by two administrators, twelve certified teachers, four associate teachers of Yugtun, nine instructional aides, and seven classified employees.

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Our Mission Statement

In order to support the success of all, CPMS will educate students using local community resources and the LKSD Best Practices to increase attendance and student achievement for the holistic development of our learning community that promotes the Dual-Language Enrichment model to support C/Yup’ik traditional and modern values to reestablish the language.


Allen Hutson
 Principal Allen Hutson

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