West Valley High School serves 878 students in grades 9-12.
West Valley 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 top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (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 45-49% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 878 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
- Minority Enrollment: 42%
- Graduation Rate: 88% (Top 20% in AK)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: 25-29% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 45-49% (Top 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education
West Valley High School's student population of 878 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
West Valley 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 Valley High School is 0.62, which is less 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
#223 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 Valley High School's ranking?
West Valley High School is ranked #223 out of 443 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alaska.
What schools are West Valley High School often compared to?
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while 45-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).
What is the graduation rate of West Valley High School?
The graduation rate of West Valley High School is 88%, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 77%.
How many students attend West Valley High School?
878 students attend West Valley High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
58% of West Valley High School students are White, 16% of students are Two or more races, 12% of students are American Indian, 7% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West Valley High School?
West Valley High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does West Valley High School offer ?
West Valley High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is West Valley High School part of?
West Valley High School is part of Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.
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