West High School

Public, Magnet 9-12

 1700 Hillcrest Dr
       Anchorage, AK  99517-1399


(907) 742-2500

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District: Anchorage School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
46th of 61 Alaska High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,328 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  21.6
Number of students:  1,768

Racial breakdown:

White:
34.5%
Hispanic:
15.2%
Two or more races:
13.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  46.4%

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Compare Details West High School ranks worse than 75.4% of high schools in Alaska. It also ranks 8th among 10 ranked high schools in the Anchorage School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 29.07. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details West High School has the largest high school student body size in the Anchorage School District. Student population at West High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (34.5%), Hispanic (15.2%), two or more races (13.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 46.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at West High School is 21.6. 11 high schools in the Anchorage School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare West High School employs 81.6 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at West High School is $13,328. 14 high schools in the Anchorage School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

West High School:

SchoolDigger ranks West High School 46th of 61 Alaska public high schools. (See West High School in the ranking list.)

Anchorage School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Anchorage School District 16th of 23 Alaska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for West High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 73.75 36th 116 69.0%
2006 70.05 46th 135 65.9%
2007 71.56 44th 139 68.3%
2008 47.86 69th 151 54.3%
2009 53.27 63rd 151 58.3%
2010 42.65 75th 140 46.4%
2011 39.42 74th 142 47.9%
2012 43.69 70th 136 48.5%
2013 50.10 65th 148 56.1%
2014 42.93 76th 139 45.3%
2015 60.09 54th 135 60.0%
2017 50.69 41st 83 50.6%
2018 39.15 46th 74 37.8%
2019 37.13 50th 77 35.1%
2021 29.07 46th 61 24.6%

Data source: test scores: Alaska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Alaska Department of Education

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Enrollment information for West High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 880 101 156 72 149 n/a n/a 0 1358
1990 844 109 198 55 150 n/a n/a 0 1356
1991 789 100 212 82 155 n/a n/a 0 1338
1992 795 115 215 79 179 n/a n/a 0 1383
1993 726 139 204 79 184 n/a n/a 0 1332
1994 752 169 188 103 193 n/a n/a 0 1405
1995 802 158 226 122 219 n/a n/a 0 1527
1996 802 158 226 122 219 n/a n/a 0 1527
1997 863 181 228 116 212 n/a n/a 0 1600
1998 858 163 235 110 208 n/a n/a 0 1574
1999 883 167 254 122 222 n/a n/a 0 1648
2000 932 174 264 118 203 n/a n/a 0 1691
2001 920 139 326 131 213 n/a n/a 0 1729
2002 917 179 352 159 290 n/a n/a 0 1897
2003 917 179 352 159 290 n/a n/a 0 1897
2004 859 151 372 161 276 n/a n/a 0 1819
2005 894 173 357 165 304 n/a n/a 0 1893
2006 940 175 332 172 299 n/a n/a 0 1918
2007 922 140 350 175 317 n/a n/a 0 1904
2008 816 125 300 244 154 n/a n/a 210 1849
2009 744 125 217 231 147 118 219 0 1801
2010 694 133 279 230 180 115 204 0 1835
2011 705 129 264 249 176 111 202 0 1836
2012 693 138 269 239 179 120 202 0 1840
2013 694 136 253 253 163 135 207 0 1841
2014 657 134 265 268 166 136 216 0 1842
2015 702 140 262 283 167 136 209 0 1899
2016 699 136 266 276 155 145 203 0 1880
2017 691 132 263 301 120 171 214 0 1892
2018 665 125 239 285 118 161 212 0 1805
2019 618 105 230 288 108 190 221 0 1760
2020 610 111 223 269 122 193 240 0 1768

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 West High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1358 59.0 23.0 0
1990 1356 56.3 24.0 n/a
1991 1338 59.0 22.6 n/a
1992 1383 59.0 23.4 0.4
1993 1332 59.0 22.6 0.4
1994 1405 59.0 23.8 0.4
1995 1527 65.9 23.2 0
1996 1527 65.9 23.2 0
1997 1600 66.1 24.2 0
1998 1574 70.7 22.3 0
1999 1648 76.5 21.5 n/a
2000 1691 83.1 20.3 n/a
2001 1729 87.2 19.8 n/a
2002 1897 90.5 21.0 n/a
2003 1897 90.5 21.0 n/a
2004 1819 89.8 20.3 n/a
2005 1893 87.0 21.8 n/a
2006 1918 86.1 22.3 n/a
2007 1904 89.6 21.3 28.3
2008 1849 87.0 21.3 32.9
2009 1801 86.8 20.7 32.8
2010 1835 89.2 20.5 39
2011 1836 85.5 21.4 44.8
2012 1840 85.1 21.6 46.5
2013 1841 84.6 21.7 42
2014 1842 88.1 20.9 56.1
2015 1899 84.0 22.6 46.6
2016 1880 88.0 21.3 39.9
2017 1892 89.5 21.1 38.7
2018 1805 83.9 21.5 46.5
2019 1760 83.7 21.0 n/a
2020 1768 81.6 21.6 46.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio West High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1358 59.0 23.0 0
1990 1356 56.3 24.0 n/a
1991 1338 59.0 22.6 n/a
1992 1383 59.0 23.4 0.4
1993 1332 59.0 22.6 0.4
1994 1405 59.0 23.8 0.4
1995 1527 65.9 23.2 0
1996 1527 65.9 23.2 0
1997 1600 66.1 24.2 0
1998 1574 70.7 22.3 0
1999 1648 76.5 21.5 n/a
2000 1691 83.1 20.3 n/a
2001 1729 87.2 19.8 n/a
2002 1897 90.5 21.0 n/a
2003 1897 90.5 21.0 n/a
2004 1819 89.8 20.3 n/a
2005 1893 87.0 21.8 n/a
2006 1918 86.1 22.3 n/a
2007 1904 89.6 21.3 28.3
2008 1849 87.0 21.3 32.9
2009 1801 86.8 20.7 32.8
2010 1835 89.2 20.5 39
2011 1836 85.5 21.4 44.8
2012 1840 85.1 21.6 46.5
2013 1841 84.6 21.7 42
2014 1842 88.1 20.9 56.1
2015 1899 84.0 22.6 46.6
2016 1880 88.0 21.3 39.9
2017 1892 89.5 21.1 38.7
2018 1805 83.9 21.5 46.5
2019 1760 83.7 21.0 n/a
2020 1768 81.6 21.6 46.4

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 West High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $926 (6.9%) $12,401 (93.0%) $13,328

Data source: Alaska Department of Education




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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