South Anchorage High School

South Anchorage High School serves 1,545 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the AK average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 49%.
South Anchorage High School operates within the Anchorage School District.
The school district's 75% graduation rate is higher than the AK state average of 70%.

Overview

The student population of 1545 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 73 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,545 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 73 teachers
Students by Grade South Anchorage High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is more than the state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AK) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 13:1
American Indian
4%
23%
Asian
7%
6%
Hispanic
7%
6%
Black
2%
4%
White
72%
51%
All Ethnic Groups South Anchorage High School Sch Ethnicity South Anchorage High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.47 0.36
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
34%
South Anchorage High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
1%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 49,165 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 75% has decreased from 92% over five years.
School District Name Anchorage School District
Number of Schools
Managed
97
4
Number of Students Managed 49,165 425
Anchorage   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 75% 70%
Anchorage   School District Graduation Rate (1996-2009)
District Total Revenue $650 MM $9 MM
Anchorage   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $737 MM $10 MM
Anchorage   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,304 $21,927
Anchorage   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,093 $24,242
Anchorage   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Service High School (2.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Goldenview Middle School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Huffman Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • AnchorageHuffman Elementary School
    12000 Lorraine St
    AnchorageAK 99516
    (907)742-5650
    0.7 mi | 379 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • AnchorageRabbit Creek Elementary School
    13650 Lake Otis Parkway
    AnchorageAK 99516
    (907)742-5700
    1 mi | 399 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • AnchorageBowman Elementary School
    Alternative School
    11700 Gregory Rd
    AnchorageAK 99516
    (907)742-5600
    Alternative School

    1.7 mi | 446 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • AnchorageGoldenview Middle School
    15800 Goldenview Dr
    AnchorageAK 99516
    (907)348-8626
    1.8 mi | 793 students | Gr. 7-8                      
  • AnchorageO'malley Elementary School
    11100 Rockridge Dr
    AnchorageAK 99516
    (907)742-5800
    1.9 mi | 298 students | Gr. PK-6                      

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Did You Know?
Anchorage, AK public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.52, which is higher than the Alaska average of 0.37. The most diverse school in Anchorage is Ptarmigan Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Alaska or national school diversity statistics.