1700 Hillcrest Dr
Anchorage, AK 99517
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
West High School serves 1,805 students in grades 9-12.
West 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

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 1,805 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 84 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,805 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
84 teachers
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School Rankings

West High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 461 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of West High School is 0.80, 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 Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#277 out of 461 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
15:1
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American Indian
6%
23%
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Asian
13%
6%
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Hispanic
16%
7%
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Black
7%
3%
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White
37%
47%
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Hawaiian
9%
3%
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Two or more races
12%
11%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.80
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Graduation Rate
94%
79%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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I love this school as a student here, and im sad to be leaving...go EAGLES!
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,805 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 94% (Top 10% in AK)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.80 (Top 10%)

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