West Valley High School

Public 9-12

 3800 Geist Rd
       Fairbanks, AK  99709-3547


(907) 479-4221

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District: Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
31st of 77 Alaska High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,636 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  18.2
Number of students:  983

Racial breakdown:

White:
59.7%
Two or more races:
15.8%
American Indian:
9.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  25.4%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Alaska Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details West Valley High School ranks better than 59.7% of high schools in Alaska. It also ranks first among 6 ranked high schools in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 63.6. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details West Valley High School has the largest high school student body size in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. Racial makeup is: White (59.7%), two or more races (15.8%), American Indian (9.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 25.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at West Valley High School is 18.2, which is the highest among 7 high schools in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at West Valley High School is $16,636, which is the lowest among 7 high schools in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District!
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

West Valley High School:

SchoolDigger ranks West Valley High School 31st of 77 Alaska public high schools. (See West Valley High School in the ranking list.)

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Fairbanks North Star Borough School District 18th of 22 Alaska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for West Valley High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 84.43 16th 116 86.2%
2006 80.60 19th 135 85.9%
2007 84.31 14th 139 89.9%
2008 84.71 13th 151 91.4%
2009 85.89 10th 151 93.4%
2010 71.40 34th 140 75.7%
2011 81.82 18th 142 87.3%
2012 77.60 25th 136 81.6%
2013 77.08 23rd 148 84.5%
2014 79.39 23rd 139 83.5%
2015 80.91 14th 135 89.6%
2017 67.25 19th 83 77.1%
2018 58.75 30th 74 59.5%
2019 63.60 31st 77 59.7%

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

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by a student
Sunday, January 3, 2010

Open Quote West Valley is a good school, but has too many preps. Close Quote



Enrollment information for West Valley High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 618 29 25 11 69 n/a n/a 0 752
1990 610 29 26 12 78 n/a n/a 0 755
1991 634 32 40 18 88 n/a n/a 0 812
1992 610 31 34 19 95 n/a n/a 0 789
1993 652 34 29 18 81 n/a n/a 0 814
1994 695 39 32 25 103 n/a n/a 0 894
1995 828 60 32 28 116 n/a n/a 0 1064
1996 828 60 32 28 116 n/a n/a 0 1064
1997 895 65 34 35 127 n/a n/a 0 1156
1998 936 65 49 34 136 n/a n/a 0 1220
1999 969 47 37 31 135 n/a n/a 0 1219
2000 973 42 43 31 133 n/a n/a 0 1222
2001 972 47 47 35 128 n/a n/a 0 1229
2002 1010 57 47 34 164 n/a n/a 0 1312
2003 1010 57 47 34 164 n/a n/a 0 1312
2004 1049 49 50 46 178 n/a n/a 0 1372
2005 961 48 41 39 173 n/a n/a 0 1262
2006 961 43 40 39 152 n/a n/a 0 1235
2007 948 55 43 53 152 n/a n/a 0 1251
2008 863 71 71 54 144 n/a n/a 0 1203
2009 805 40 38 46 111 7 59 0 1106
2010 763 53 58 48 160 5 0 0 1087
2011 732 27 44 52 128 5 85 0 1073
2012 697 31 43 63 122 4 80 0 1040
2013 646 34 40 67 136 3 98 0 1024
2014 620 31 35 62 131 6 84 0 969
2015 630 42 31 60 108 4 125 0 1000
2016 638 39 32 62 108 4 142 0 1025
2017 602 38 26 61 94 5 147 0 973
2018 577 48 28 61 98 7 157 0 976
2019 587 40 27 59 100 11 155 0 979
2020 587 40 26 71 95 9 155 0 983

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

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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 Valley High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 752 35.5 21.1 4.9
1990 755 40.5 18.6 6.2
1991 812 41.2 19.7 5.8
1992 789 41.2 19.1 7.9
1993 814 41.2 19.8 7.6
1994 894 41.2 21.7 6.9
1995 1064 49.4 21.5 8.1
1996 1064 49.4 21.5 8.1
1997 1156 49.4 23.4 6.7
1998 1220 54.3 22.5 9.3
1999 1219 48.1 25.3 9.6
2000 1222 47.1 25.9 10
2001 1229 65.8 18.7 10.1
2002 1312 67.4 19.5 10.9
2003 1312 67.4 19.5 10.9
2004 1372 69.9 19.6 12.2
2005 1262 65.6 19.2 10.7
2006 1235 63.4 19.5 12.6
2007 1251 61.9 20.2 13.3
2008 1203 61.7 19.5 15
2009 1106 63.4 17.4 13.6
2010 1087 60.4 18.0 12.9
2011 1073 56.9 18.8 18
2012 1040 59.1 17.5 14.3
2013 1024 56.0 18.2 25.2
2014 969 54.0 17.9 22.9
2015 1000 52.0 19.2 23.9
2016 1025 51.0 20.0 23.3
2017 973 52.2 18.6 21.8
2018 976 48.6 20.0 20.4
2019 979 54.1 18.0 20.7
2020 983 53.8 18.2 25.4

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 Valley High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 752 35.5 21.1 4.9
1990 755 40.5 18.6 6.2
1991 812 41.2 19.7 5.8
1992 789 41.2 19.1 7.9
1993 814 41.2 19.8 7.6
1994 894 41.2 21.7 6.9
1995 1064 49.4 21.5 8.1
1996 1064 49.4 21.5 8.1
1997 1156 49.4 23.4 6.7
1998 1220 54.3 22.5 9.3
1999 1219 48.1 25.3 9.6
2000 1222 47.1 25.9 10
2001 1229 65.8 18.7 10.1
2002 1312 67.4 19.5 10.9
2003 1312 67.4 19.5 10.9
2004 1372 69.9 19.6 12.2
2005 1262 65.6 19.2 10.7
2006 1235 63.4 19.5 12.6
2007 1251 61.9 20.2 13.3
2008 1203 61.7 19.5 15
2009 1106 63.4 17.4 13.6
2010 1087 60.4 18.0 12.9
2011 1073 56.9 18.8 18
2012 1040 59.1 17.5 14.3
2013 1024 56.0 18.2 25.2
2014 969 54.0 17.9 22.9
2015 1000 52.0 19.2 23.9
2016 1025 51.0 20.0 23.3
2017 973 52.2 18.6 21.8
2018 976 48.6 20.0 20.4
2019 979 54.1 18.0 20.7
2020 983 53.8 18.2 25.4

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for West Valley High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $862 (5.2%) $15,773 (94.8%) $16,636

Data source: Alaska Department of Education




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