West High School

254 reviews
  1. Anchorage School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. Outcomes
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports & Fitness
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
1700 Hillcrest Dr
Anchorage, AK 99517
Telephone
(907) 742-2500
Website
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West High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1230
Average ACT
29

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
AP Enrollment
30%
AP Exam Pass Rate
18%
Advance Math Class Enrollment
28%
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    10%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    62%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    28%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
  • Sporting events
    23%
  • SWOOP
    23%
  • Pep Rallies
    17%
  • School Plays
    15%
  • Multi-cultural Assembly
    9%
  • Dance Shows
    6%
  • West Update
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
1,842
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$0
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.7%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
0%
Female Athletes
6%
Expenses Per Student
$15,938/ year
National
$11,927
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses

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Reviews

254 reviews
  • Excellent
    45
  • Very Good
    106
  • Average
    92
  • Poor
    9
  • Terrible
    2
It can be pretty segregated between the gifted programs and the rest of the school, but other than that, people are really inclusive and respectful. The school is really supportive as a whole.
  • High School Senior
  • 2 months ago
The drama and theater activities, including dance, were excellent at West.
  • Niche User
  • 3 months ago
I would choose this school over any school in Alaska anytime. We have great sports programs with high attendance in most activities; parents and administration/staff get involved; and I love the way everyone gets along for the most part at school. There are no groups that gang up on others nor do i ever really see discrimination at school.
  • Niche User
  • 5 months ago