West High School

1700 Hillcrest Dr
Anchorage, AK 99517
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 1,784 students in grades 9-12, West High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 23%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 29%).
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,784 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • : 88% (Top 20% in AK)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

West High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

West High School's student population of 1,784 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 80 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,784 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
80 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

West High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 459 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of West High School is 0.81, 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.
This School
State Level (AK)
#245 out of 459 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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21%
23%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of West High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
27%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
37%
38%
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
14:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of West High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
9%
22%
This chart displays the percentage of American Indian students in West High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Asian
12%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in West High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
15%
8%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in West High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
6%
2%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in West High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
34%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in West High School and the percentage of White public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
11%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of Hawaiian students in West High School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Two or more races
13%
13%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in West High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West High School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Alaska.
0.81
This chart displays the diversity score of West High School and the public school average diversity score of Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
88%
78%
This chart displays graduation rate of West High School and public school graduation rate of Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
39%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in West High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is West High School's ranking?
West High School is ranked #245 out of 459 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alaska.
What schools are West High School often compared to?
West High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School, South Anchorage High School, Service High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
21% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 23% AK state average), while 27% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 29% AK state average).
What is the graduation rate of West High School?
The graduation rate of West High School is 88%, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 78%.
How many students attend West High School?
1,784 students attend West High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
34% of West High School students are White, 15% of students are Hispanic, 13% of students are Two or more races, 12% of students are Asian, 11% of students are Hawaiian, 9% of students are American Indian, and 6% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West High School?
West High School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does West High School offer ?
West High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is West High School part of?
West High School is part of Anchorage School District.
In what neighborhood is West High School located?
West High School is located in the Turnagain neighborhood of Anchorage, AK. There are 3 other public schools located in Turnagain.

School Reviews

5   12/11/2012
I love this school as a student here, and im sad to be leaving...go EAGLES!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - r0m3l

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,784 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • : 88% (Top 20%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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