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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  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 1,693 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.
Address
2909 W 88th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99502
Telephone
(907) 742-7000

Dimond High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1190
139 responses
Average ACT
26
55 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$80,862
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,231
National
$949
Median Home Value
$298,000
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
Report
  • 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
1,693
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
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
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.9%
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
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$17,029/ 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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Dimond High School is the greatest school in the world. If you talk to anyone at Dimond they will say the same thing. The teachers are able to teach in a way to prepare every student for higher level learning at the university level. Teachers have been able to turn remedial, nosebleed, bottom-of-the-barrel kids into top tier leaders in the class. The teachers are able to develop personal and loving relationships with the students that are willing to let that happen.
The offerings of clubs and activities are vast. I participated in nine clubs during my time at Dimond. I served in the leadership of several of these clubs and as a freshman co-founded my own. The ability students have to create clubs that matter to the student body is fantastic.
Dimond's Engineering Academy is recognized by the University of Alaska system and as such has started offering college credit equivalent to AP credit. This is undoubtedly Dimond’s top program.
Was a great school! The only issue I had with the school was that I wished they had more class options, but sadly could not because of district budget cuts. However, there is a lot to offer, with teachers who are very helpful and time devoting. Students are nice, teachers actually teach in a way thats not completely boring.