West Valley High School

  • West Valley High School serves 976 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (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 43% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

School Overview

  • West Valley High School's student population of 976 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students976 students
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Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Valley 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 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Valley High School is 0.60, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#250 out of 465 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:117:1
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American Indian
11%
23%
Asian
2%
6%
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Hispanic
6%
7%
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Black
4%
3%
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White
60%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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 West Valley High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score0.600.71
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Graduation Rate
84%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Valley High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFairbanks North Star Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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