PROFICIENCY 27% 14% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
38%Anchorage School District

West 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 1,899 students and 84 teachers at West High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 23 to 1. There are a total of 750 free lunch students and 135 reduced lunch students.

West High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 27.0%, which is 14% lower than the Alaska average.


Student/Teacher ratio23:1
Free lunch750
Reduced lunch135


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment183
Taking some courses132
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses102
Passing no courses18

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 West High School, there are a total of 183 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 132 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School24%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School30%

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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West High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 35.5% 43.7% 48.4% 51.1%
African American 7.4% 6.2% 3.5% 15.9%
Asian 14.4% 10.9% 6.3% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 14.5% 11.4% 6.7% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 9.0% 8.4% 23.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 7.4% 5.1% 2.5% 0.4%
Multiracial 11.9% 14.2% 8.7% 3.1%

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Steller Secondary School55%0.8Anchorage, AK
Frontier Charter School32%1.0Anchorage, AK
Central Middle School Of Science24%1.1Anchorage, AK
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Turnagain Elementary46%1.1Anchorage, AK
Family Partnership Charter School43%1.4Anchorage, AK
Denali Montessori Elementary36%1.5Anchorage, AK
Willow Crest Elementary34%1.5Anchorage, AK

Anchorage demographics profile

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

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 West High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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