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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Service High School is a highly rated, public school located in Anchorage, AK. It has 1,621 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% in reading.
Address
5577 Abbott Rd
Anchorage, AK 99507
Telephone
(907) 742-8100
Website

Service High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
31%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1200
153 responses
Average ACT
27
66 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$82,271
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,261
National
$949
Median Home Value
$304,500
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • Boys/Girls Dance off assembly
    19%
  • Crossover Assembly
    17%
  • Class color day
    14%
  • Fun spirit days
    14%
  • Pig Roast
    14%
  • Senior Fun Day
    11%
  • Dances
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,621
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 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
$17,029/ year
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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Service High school has great programs to advance your knowledge and why of thinking. The classes are easy and made fun with a decent amount of homework. The teaching isn't very great, there are a few good teachers but specifically the math teachers aren't very clear and hard to get help from. If you're interested in sports its a top 3 school in anchorage in most sports. I would recommend going into the seminar school or the biomedical career academy program within Service for better teachers.
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As a sophomore of Service High School, I have got to say that these past two years have been excellent because not only are the staff awesome and welcoming, but the students are too. Both staff and student are always engaging with each other and helping out whether it be from personal problems to just having a bad day. Moving on, the academic here is pretty okay since sometimes some teacher would track off from the subject and talk about their own personal life for the rest of class.Though academic maybe extremely excellent, the administration are okay due to the fact that they are not all in the same aspects of rule. So yeah, administration here isn't on the same page, but hey who am I to judge their work. Overall, I got to say that Service High School is pretty awesome and excellent with many opportunities not only for the staff, but also their students!
Service is a nice balance between cultures and socioeconomic statuses, I've really enjoyed my time there and most people are really friendly. The school is really accommodating to disabilities of all kinds as well and different gender identities and sexual orientations. We have clubs for both and a girl with down syndrome won homecoming queen last year, which was pretty cool. I wish the facilities were better, as well as the theatre and music programs, but they're good enough to be involved. The teachers are well educated in their subjects and offer a variety of learning styles, I have personally enjoyed the variety of programs of education offered at the school. Choosing to be writing and social studies heavy over being science heavy in my education has really helped me todevelop who I am in an academic setting.