PROFICIENCY 41% 30% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
38%Anchorage School District
14%Anchorage
31%Alaska

South Anchorage High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Anchorage School District" in Anchorage, AK. There are a total of 1,444 students and 67 teachers at South Anchorage High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 22 to 1. There are a total of 197 free lunch students and 24 reduced lunch students.

South Anchorage High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 41.0%, which is 30% higher than the Alaska average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students1444
Teachers66.8
Student/Teacher ratio22:1
Free lunch197
Reduced lunch24

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment335
Taking some courses279
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses178
Passing no courses89

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At South Anchorage High School, there are a total of 335 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 279 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All37%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School37%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All45%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School45%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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South Anchorage High School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictAlaskaNational
Caucasian 68.5% 43.7% 48.4% 51.1%
African American 1.9% 6.2% 3.5% 15.9%
Asian 7.3% 10.9% 6.3% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 8.6% 11.4% 6.7% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 5.5% 8.4% 23.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.7% 5.1% 2.5% 0.4%
Multiracial 7.5% 14.2% 8.7% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Huffman Elementary62%0.8Anchorage, AK
Rabbit Creek Elementary56%0.9Anchorage, AK
Bowman Elementary40%1.6Anchorage, AK
O'malley Elementary61%2.0Anchorage, AK
Hanshew Middle School30%2.2Anchorage, AK
Bear Valley Elementary74%2.3Anchorage, AK
Spring Hill Elementary30%2.4Anchorage, AK
Ocean View Elementary45%2.4Anchorage, AK
Trailside Elementary69%2.8Anchorage, AK
Focus Homeschool32%2.8Anchorage, AK
Service High School29%2.9Anchorage, AK
Abbott Loop Elementary26%3.1Anchorage, AK

Anchorage demographics profile

StatisticAnchorageAlaskaNational
Population299,321736,855318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)175191
Median age32.833.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.1:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%53%55%
Speak English82%84%79%
Speak Spanish5%4%13%

Education level achieved in Anchorage

IndexAnchorageAlaskaNational
Completed 8th grade89.5%88.0%84.3%
Completed high school88.8%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college69.3%64.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree42.8%37.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors34.3%28.8%30.3%
Completed masters12.6%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.8%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.1%1.3%
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Source: The South Anchorage High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.