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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Service High School is an above average, public school located in Anchorage, AK. It has 1,535 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% in reading.

Service High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
31%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1200
176 responses
Average ACT
27
77 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$94,192
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,798
National
$949
Median Home Value
$318,289
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 74 responses
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  • Boys/Girls Dance off assembly
    18%
  • Crossover Assembly
    16%
  • Fun spirit days
    16%
  • Class color day
    15%
  • Pig Roast
    14%
  • Senior Fun Day
    11%
  • Dances
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,535
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,238/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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For the most part, I enjoyed my 4 years at Service High School. After having participated in Cross Country Running, Partners Club, and National Honor Society, I can confidently say that the school community is fairly robust. From an academic perspective, there is a variety of challenging AP courses to take, and the two main academic programs (Biomedical Career Academy and Seminar School), offer many opportunities for students to learn about things they truly care about. The school culture is relatively nice, although there are a few disingenuous people among a sea of easygoing students.
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I had a great experience attending Service High School. The atmosphere was very welcoming and I felt very safe as a student. The teachers and staff are very kind and do a great job at connecting to their students. I enjoyed the inclusivity as we are one of the most inclusive schools in the nation as rewarded by ESPN. I enjoyed the many school events that were provided because it gave students the chance to interact with other people. Service High does a great job at minimizing the stigma of upper vs underclassmen. At Service, students are allowed to express themselves freely and to discover their own passion. Our many clubs and art classes really help with the welcoming environment. However, one minor thing I'd change is the school culture. Although we are inclusive, not many people seem to have much school spirit. More pep rallies and exciting events to bring students closer together would definitely change the environment.
I really have enjoyed attending Service High School. The student body is extremely diverse and there are several really amazing programs. I am involved in the Seminar Program, which has helped me improve my writing and reading skills tremendously. Service also offers the biomedical career academy, which offers great opportunities for students interested in the sciences. The students at Service are generally very welcoming and the staff is always there to help. Service high school is also extremely inclusive and Partners Club helps disabled students become immersed in school activities and helps them make lasting friendships.