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West High School is a public school in Anchorage, AK. It has 1,836 students in grades 9-12. Students score below average on state standardized tests. There have been 185 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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High School Junior

On Extracurriculars: I'm currently not part of a club myself, but from what I've heard, the clubs offered at my school are varied and engaging. Partners' Club is a popular choice among my peers.

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High School Junior

On Sports & Fitness: Our athletic facilities are excellent; we have a fully equipped weight room, two gyms, an outdoor track, and an indoor pool. Gym classes are good too and provide an equal balance of physical activity and the cultivation of healthy habits.

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High School Junior

On Health & Safety: Our school's health and safety policies are generally good, but bullying appears to go unaddressed on occasion. Teachers talk the talk about how bullying won't be tolerated and all that, but when the topic actually arises, little action is taken.

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High School Senior

On Teachers: Teachers at West are okay. When you break them into sub-categories you can get a better idea. The Science Department has great teachers! The English teachers are not very good in terms of being biased. History teachers are very informative. And the Language department is lets just say exotic.

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High School Senior

On Academics: West has a lot to offer in terms of academics. There is a Highly Gifted and Honors program. When you become a junior you can be a part of the International Baccalaureate Program.

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West High School is a public school in Anchorage, AK. It has 1,836 students in grades 9-12. Students score below average on state standardized tests. There have been 185 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

72%

Test Performance

26
West High School performed better than 26% of other schools on Alaska math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1870

Based on 40 students surveyed
Math
630
Verbal
620
Writing
620

ACT:
29

Based on 13 students surveyed
Math
27
English
28
Reading
32
Science
30
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 71% There are tons of clubs. Get involved!
  • 14% Don't act like a Freshman
  • 14% Learn good study tips, ask the teachers for help

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 6 responses

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 71% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 14% No

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 67% Budget Cuts
  • 22% It's Oldish
  • 11% It's oldish and budget cuts

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 7 responses

  • 86% It is the most diverse school in the city.
  • 14% A wide variety of programs available

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
49.9%
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Female
50.1%
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Racial Diversity

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White
38.4%
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Asian
14.4%
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Hispanic
13.6%
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Multiracial
11.0%
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Native American
9.6%
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African American
7.0%
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Pacific Islander
6.0%