West High School serves 1,784 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 top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
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).
- School Type: Magnet School
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 1,784 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
- Minority Enrollment: 66%
- Graduation Rate: 88% (Top 20% in AK)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: 32% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 27% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education
West High School's student population of 1,784 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 80 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
West High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 443 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#264 out of 443 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) 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 #264 out of 443 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alaska.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
32% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while 27% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% 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 77%.
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.
I love this school as a student here, and im sad to be leaving...go EAGLES!
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