West Valley High School

  • West Valley High School serves 1,000 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the AK average of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • West Valley High School operates within the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District's 77% graduation rate is higher than the AK state average of 76%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1000 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 52 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,000 students
West Valley High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %West Valley High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
West Valley High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeWest Valley High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(AK) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
West Valley High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
10%
24%
West Valley High School American Indian Students (1991-2015)
Asian
3%
6%
West Valley High School Asian Students (1991-2015)
Hispanic
6%
7%
West Valley High School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
4%
3%
West Valley High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
64%
48%
West Valley High School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a
3%
West Valley High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2014)
Two or more races
13%
9%
West Valley High School Two Or More Races Students (2009-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsWest Valley High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownAK All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.560.70
West Valley High School Diversity Score (1991-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
19%
38%
West Valley High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
5%
West Valley High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2005-2015)

District Comparison

  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District's student population of 13,863 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 77% has increased from 64% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $15,492 in this district is less than the state average of $25,342. The district revenue/student has declined by 13% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $15,858 is less than the state average of $25,523. The district spending/student has declined by 13% over four years.
School District NameFairbanks North Star Borough School District
Number of Schools
Managed
35
4
Number of Students Managed13,863399
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate77%76%
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Graduation Rate (1999-2015)
District Total Revenue$223 MM$10 MM
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$228 MM$10 MM
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$15,492$25,342
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$15,858$25,523
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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5  12/5/2010
Amazing school. Teachers are all wonderful, optimistic. Kids are very, very nice. No troubles with making friends.
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