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West High School
  • Public
  • ANCHORAGE, AK

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Health & Safety
    grade C+
  7. Administration
    grade C+
  8. Sports
    grade A+
  9. Food
    grade C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C

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West High School is a highly rated, public school located in ANCHORAGE, AK. It has 1,768 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1240
268 responses
Average ACT
29
106 responses
AP Enrollment
12%

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Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade B
Median Household Income
$115,431
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,576
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$369,782
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 30 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 100 responses
  • SWOOP
    20%
  • Sporting events
    18%
  • School Plays
    16%
  • Multi-cultural Assembly
    12%
  • Pep Rallies
    11%
  • Dance Shows
    9%
  • West Update
    7%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,768
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 34 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 34 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
No data available  
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.6%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 46 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 46 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 46 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$16,238 / year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 47 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 47 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 47 responses

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