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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Dimond High School is a highly rated, public school located in Anchorage, AK. It has 1,702 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.
Address
2909 W 88th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99502
Telephone
(907) 742-7000
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Dimond High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1200
179 responses
Average ACT
26
68 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Median Household Income
$97,981
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,427
National
$949
Median Home Value
$313,127
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 27 responses
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  • Spirit Olympics, or Dimond Night Live
    56%
  • Sports is all that's keeping me sane right now.
    33%
  • Crystal ball
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,702
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.1%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$19,095/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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I attended Dimond all 4 years. The school spirit was excellent, and the teachers were great and passionate. If you are going to attend Dimond, I recommend playing girls flag football, hockey, and soccer all four years. I made great friends throughout the four years playing sports. I also recommend getting involved in student government, yearbook, clubs, and theater (Saturday Night Live). HAVE SCHOOL SPIRIT, attend assemblies and support your school and classmates! Focus on your GPA and do not overload yourself with AP nor honor classes. Balance your time out with family, friends, and school. I do not recommend getting a boyfriend or girlfriend in high school. Focus on yourself and your future. High School is an essential foundation for your future and can impact your future on how well you do in high school. Take high school seriously, but have some fun! STAY GOLDEN!
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My experience at Dimond High School has been a rollercoaster of events. Durring my time at Dimond, we have had shooting threats, bomb threats, swimsuit scandals, football player scandals, and more. Despite all that, I still would choose to attend Dimond over any other school in the Anchorage School District. I believe the pros outweigh the cons. I love the teachers at Dimond. Sure I've had the normal share of unprofessional or unfair teachers like any other student, but I've also gotten the chance to learn from the best educators in Alaska. I highly recommend taking art at least one year with LT (Mr. Lickingteller) Trust me you won't regret it. And I'll be the first to admit that clicks are a problem but I also have to say that walking into Dimond felt like a second family. The people I've gone to school with for the past four years are so familiar to me .
Dimond is a good school academically. It's fairly easy to pass a class as long as the work is put in. I've experiences run-ins with some unsavory classes and teachers in the school from poor overall teaching ability but that doesn't discredit the majority of wonderful teachers I've had the pleasure of learning from. I will say as an Alaskan Native going to Dimond, there is a sense of otherness in the community. The Native population at the school feels sparse and there are some staff that have a bias or are ignorant of Native culture and have made racist comments about Native people. The administration at Dimond is okay. It can be frustrating at times having to deal with them but nothing too horrible. The security team are amazing though and always friendly and helpful. Overall, other than a few unpleasant interactions, Dimond is a pretty good school.