Dimond High School

Summary:

Dimond High School is a public high school in Anchorage, Alaska, serving 1,443 students in grades 9-12. As part of the Anchorage School District, which is ranked 11th out of 24 districts in the state, Dimond High School has a diverse student population and consistently ranks in the top half of Alaska high schools.

Dimond High School's academic performance is particularly noteworthy, as it outperforms the Anchorage School District and the state of Alaska in the percentage of students proficient or better in STAR/English Language Arts and ASA/Science. The school also ranks highly among Alaska high schools for its performance with female students and White students. However, Dimond High School ranks lower for its performance with male students, Asian students, Hispanic students, and students of low socioeconomic status, indicating areas for potential improvement.

Compared to nearby schools, Dimond High School generally outperforms Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School, which has a much higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch. However, the nearby Steller Secondary School, which ranks 2nd in the state, significantly outperforms Dimond High School across multiple academic measures, suggesting that there may be valuable practices or approaches at Steller that could be worth exploring.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 2909 W 88th Ave
       Anchorage, AK  99502


(907) 742-7000

District: Anchorage School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
29th of 62 Alaska High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,816 Help


Feeder schools for Dimond High School:

Elementary:    Bayshore Elementary
    Chinook Elementary
    Gladys Wood Elementary
    Kincaid Elementary
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Middle:    Mears Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  22.2 Help
Number of students:  1,443

Racial breakdown:

White:
42.7%
Two or more races:
18.1%
Asian:
13.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24.9% Help


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Compare Details Dimond High School ranks better than 53.2% of high schools in Alaska. It also ranks 6th among 10 ranked high schools in the Anchorage School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 48.3. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Dimond High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (42.7%), two or more races (18.1%), Asian (13.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 24.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dimond High School is 22.2. 11 high schools in the Anchorage School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Dimond High School is $13,816. 10 high schools in the Anchorage School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Dimond High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Dimond High School 29th of 62 Alaska public high schools. (See Dimond High School in the ranking list.)

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Anchorage School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Anchorage School District 11th of 24 Alaska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Dimond High School

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Rank History for all students at Dimond High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 82.38 18th 116 84.5%
2006 80.37 20th 135 85.2%
2007 84.99 13th 139 90.6%
2008 77.23 29th 151 80.8%
2009 74.20 38th 151 74.8%
2010 79.10 20th 140 85.7%
2011 73.80 36th 142 74.6%
2012 72.00 35th 136 74.3%
2013 59.31 56th 148 62.2%
2014 68.20 41st 139 70.5%
2015 66.09 41st 135 69.6%
2017 51.35 39th 83 53.0%
2018 57.87 33rd 74 55.4%
2019 48.82 39th 77 49.4%
2021 50.12 31st 61 49.2%
2022 36.33 35th 62 43.5%
2023 48.30 29th 62 53.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Dimond High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 66.81 9th 22 59.1%
2021 30.60 13th 19 31.6%
2022 27.77 17th 21 19.0%
2023 44.39 14th 23 39.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Dimond High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 58.75 2nd 5 60.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Dimond High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 46.32 6th 11 45.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Dimond High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 46.78 28th 55 49.1%
2021 38.33 19th 37 48.6%
2022 23.73 28th 34 17.6%
2023 31.71 28th 42 33.3%
See the entire list of Best Alaska High Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Migrant students at Dimond High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 65.43 5th 15 66.7%
2021 54.86 3rd 8 62.5%
2023 27.45 11th 16 31.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Dimond High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 49.75 29th 54 46.3%
2021 62.28 13th 37 64.9%
2022 45.12 22nd 43 48.8%
2023 56.08 25th 54 53.7%
See the entire list of Best Alaska High Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Military Connected students at Dimond High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 18.98 16th 16 0.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Dimond High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 46.13 34th 58 41.4%
2021 33.19 30th 42 28.6%
2022 27.39 36th 46 21.7%
2023 30.88 36th 47 23.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Dimond High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 35.35 11th 15 26.7%
2021 28.72 9th 12 25.0%
2022 40.22 9th 15 40.0%
2023 30.58 12th 15 20.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Dimond High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 56.64 6th 15 60.0%
2021 41.39 6th 10 40.0%
2022 18.23 10th 12 16.7%
2023 22.40 13th 17 23.5%
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Rank History for Native American students at Dimond High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 45.72 16th 31 48.4%
2022 31.46 9th 16 43.8%
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Rank History for White students at Dimond High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 46.49 36th 56 35.7%
2021 57.08 16th 43 62.8%
2022 38.66 30th 47 36.2%
2023 57.45 17th 47 63.8%
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Data source: test scores: Alaska Department of Education and Early Developmenr, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Alaska Department of Education and Early Development

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Enrollment information for Dimond High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 1418 65 123 44 121 n/a n/a 0 1771
1990 1366 62 136 45 132 n/a n/a 0 1741
1991 1424 85 140 51 142 n/a n/a 0 1842
1992 1454 79 155 59 135 n/a n/a 0 1882
1993 1498 79 171 61 123 n/a n/a 0 1932
1994 1520 99 192 66 140 n/a n/a 0 2017
1995 1555 100 183 77 149 n/a n/a 0 2064
1996 1555 100 183 77 149 n/a n/a 0 2064
1997 1608 124 207 85 167 n/a n/a 0 2191
1998 1604 88 213 90 140 n/a n/a 0 2135
1999 1592 101 229 94 155 n/a n/a 0 2171
2000 1544 89 245 88 172 n/a n/a 0 2138
2001 1540 83 260 87 179 n/a n/a 0 2149
2002 1573 97 316 114 226 n/a n/a 0 2326
2003 1573 97 316 114 226 n/a n/a 0 2326
2004 1532 99 309 121 239 n/a n/a 0 2300
2005 1307 77 265 110 217 n/a n/a 0 1976
2006 1243 88 286 103 235 n/a n/a 0 1955
2007 1184 80 286 89 220 n/a n/a 0 1859
2008 1022 64 280 147 118 n/a n/a 193 1824
2009 1025 69 216 136 118 45 185 0 1794
2010 1013 66 230 133 107 58 193 0 1800
2011 969 56 229 156 121 58 196 0 1785
2012 918 53 210 157 123 61 195 0 1717
2013 893 56 193 156 127 65 218 0 1708
2014 840 56 183 149 132 63 224 0 1647
2015 830 72 194 159 143 64 233 0 1695
2016 807 58 215 159 154 69 231 0 1693
2017 780 51 233 142 137 87 272 0 1702
2018 737 35 239 141 140 89 271 0 1652
2019 671 40 215 123 128 85 264 0 1526
2020 635 43 210 118 122 100 276 0 1504
2021 598 37 189 118 114 91 234 0 1381
2022 597 28 197 127 117 97 255 0 1418
2023 616 37 199 125 122 83 261 0 1443

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Dimond High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1771 83.4 21.2 0
1990 1741 79.0 22.0 n/a
1991 1842 80.0 23.0 n/a
1992 1882 80.0 23.5 0.1
1993 1932 80.0 24.2 0.1
1994 2017 80.0 25.2 0.1
1995 2064 86.8 23.8 0
1996 2064 86.8 23.8 0
1997 2191 86.8 25.2 0
1998 2135 88.2 24.2 0
1999 2171 100.2 21.7 n/a
2000 2138 102.6 20.8 n/a
2001 2149 99.8 21.5 n/a
2002 2326 111.2 20.9 n/a
2003 2326 111.2 20.9 n/a
2004 2300 109.2 21.1 n/a
2005 1976 92.2 21.4 n/a
2006 1955 90.7 21.6 n/a
2007 1859 90.8 20.5 12.9
2008 1824 82.2 22.2 16.3
2009 1794 85.4 21.0 15.3
2010 1800 86.6 20.7 18
2011 1785 86.7 20.5 19.3
2012 1717 86.5 19.8 22.5
2013 1708 80.8 21.1 24.6
2014 1647 80.3 20.5 29.8
2015 1695 75.0 22.6 30.9
2016 1693 71.0 23.8 26.6
2017 1702 73.5 23.1 24.5
2018 1652 77.3 21.3 27.7
2019 1526 73.8 20.6 28.4
2020 1504 69.3 21.6 30.1
2021 1381 62.2 22.1 n/a
2022 1418 64.7 21.8 n/a
2023 1443 64.9 22.2 24.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Dimond High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1771 83.4 21.2 0
1990 1741 79.0 22.0 n/a
1991 1842 80.0 23.0 n/a
1992 1882 80.0 23.5 0.1
1993 1932 80.0 24.2 0.1
1994 2017 80.0 25.2 0.1
1995 2064 86.8 23.8 0
1996 2064 86.8 23.8 0
1997 2191 86.8 25.2 0
1998 2135 88.2 24.2 0
1999 2171 100.2 21.7 n/a
2000 2138 102.6 20.8 n/a
2001 2149 99.8 21.5 n/a
2002 2326 111.2 20.9 n/a
2003 2326 111.2 20.9 n/a
2004 2300 109.2 21.1 n/a
2005 1976 92.2 21.4 n/a
2006 1955 90.7 21.6 n/a
2007 1859 90.8 20.5 12.9
2008 1824 82.2 22.2 16.3
2009 1794 85.4 21.0 15.3
2010 1800 86.6 20.7 18
2011 1785 86.7 20.5 19.3
2012 1717 86.5 19.8 22.5
2013 1708 80.8 21.1 24.6
2014 1647 80.3 20.5 29.8
2015 1695 75.0 22.6 30.9
2016 1693 71.0 23.8 26.6
2017 1702 73.5 23.1 24.5
2018 1652 77.3 21.3 27.7
2019 1526 73.8 20.6 28.4
2020 1504 69.3 21.6 30.1
2021 1381 62.2 22.1 n/a
2022 1418 64.7 21.8 n/a
2023 1443 64.9 22.2 24.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Dimond High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $954 (6.9%) $12,862 (93.1%) $13,816

Data source: Alaska Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Dimond High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 39th of 77 High schoolsRanks 29th of 62 High schools
 3.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade Science (Dimond High School)64.237.5
 26.7%
   10th Grade Science (Anchorage School District)5734.9
 22.1%
   10th Grade Science (Alaska)53.633
 20.6%
All Grades Science (Dimond High School)64.237.5
 26.7%
   All Grades Science (Anchorage School District)46.639.4
 7.2%
   All Grades Science (Alaska)44.736.9
 7.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students15261443
 5.4%
African American4037
 7.5%
American Indian128122
 4.7%
Asian215199
 7.4%
Hispanic123125
 1.6%
Pacific Islander8583
 2.4%
White671616
 8.2%
Two or More Races264261
 1.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients28.4%24.9%
 3.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Dimond High School

Students at Dimond High School are 43% White, 18% Two or more races, 14% Asian, 9% Hispanic, 8% American Indian, 6% Pacific Islander, 3% African American.

Dimond High School ranks 29th of 62 Alaska high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Dimond High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Bayshore Elementary
Elementary : Chinook Elementary
Elementary : Gladys Wood Elementary
Elementary : Kincaid Elementary
Elementary : Sand Lake Elementary
Middle : Mears Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,443 students attended Dimond High School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Alaska Department of Education and Early Developmenr.

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