West Valley High School

3800 Geist Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99709
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
West Valley High School serves 976 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 bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 40%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Top Placements

West Valley High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

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 stayed relatively flat 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 466 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#276 out of 466 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:117:1
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American Indian
10%
23%
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Asian
3%
6%
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Hispanic
6%
7%
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Black
5%
3%
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White
59%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
16%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.620.71
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Graduation Rate
85%
77%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to West Valley High School is Hutchison High School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Effie Kokrine Charter School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is University Park Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fairbanks Hutchison High School Vocational School
    Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 408 students
    0.0 miles
    3750 Geist Rd
    Fairbanks, AK 99709
    (907) 479-2261
    0 9-12 408
  • Fairbanks Effie Kokrine Charter School Charter School
    Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 171 students
    0.8 miles
    601 Loftus Rd
    Fairbanks, AK 99709
    (907) 474-0958
    0.8 7-12 171
  • Fairbanks University Park Elementary School Math: 53% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-6 | 475 students
    0.8 miles
    554 Loftus Rd
    Fairbanks, AK 99709
    (907) 479-6963
    0.8 PK-6 475
  • Fairbanks Raven School Math: 24% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-12 | 1,515 student
    0.9 miles
    4762 Old Airport Way
    Fairbanks, AK 99709
    (907) 374-9401
    0.9 PK-12 1,515
  • Fairbanks Woodriver Elementary School Math: 56% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 436 students
    1.7 miles
    5000 Palo Verde Dr
    Fairbanks, AK 99709
    (907) 479-4211
    1.7 PK-6 436

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