Dimond High School

  • Dimond High School serves 1,652 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 23% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Dimond High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53%.

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School Overview

  • Dimond High School's student population of 1,652 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 77 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,652 students
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Total Classroom Teachers77 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dimond High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 465 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dimond High School is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#279 out of 465 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:117:1
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American Indian
8%
23%
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Asian
15%
6%
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Hispanic
8%
7%
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Black
2%
3%
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White
45%
47%
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Hawaiian
5%
3%
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Two or more races
17%
11%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dimond High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score0.740.71
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Graduation Rate
91%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnchorage School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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The school is pretty good. 99% of teachers are good and teach the subject well. Plenty of ways to join clubs or make clubs. The only bad thing is the current bus driver for bus 611. Terrible bus driver. Other than that great school.
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