West High School



West High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

West High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 528
10 497
11 434
12 382

West High School is a public high school of the Anchorage School District located in Anchorage, AK. It has 1,841 students in grades 9th through 12th. West High School is the 3rd largest public high school in Alaska and the 1,940th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 21.8 to 1.

Total Students: 1,841
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 21.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 84.63

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West High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 974
(53%)
9,615
(48%)
 Male 867
(47%)
10,223
(52%)

West High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 694
(38%)
9,525
(48%)
 Asian 253
(14%)
2,163
(11%)
 Hispanic 253
(14%)
2,058
(10%)
 Two or More 207
(11%)
2,314
(12%)
 American Indian 163
(9%)
1,711
(9%)
 Black 136
(7%)
1,231
(6%)
 Pacific Islander 135
(7%)
836
(4%)

West High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,068
(58%)
13,747
(69%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 675
(37%)
5,232
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 98
(5%)
859
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

West High School is ranked 3rd out of 0 ranked schools in Alaska, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (42.0%) is slightly lower than the state average of 46.9%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

West High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1918
2006 1904
2007 1639
2008 1801
2009 1835
2010 1836
2011 1840
2012 1841

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 22.3
2006 21.3
2007 18.8
2008 20.7
2009 20.6
2010 21.5
2011 21.6
2012 21.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005
2006 0.28308823529412
2007 0.32885906040268
2008 0.32759578012215
2009 0.39019073569482
2010 0.44771241830065
2011 0.46521739130435
2012 0.41988049972841

Compare West High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,714.5% 17.1:1
 
2,180.0% 21.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 42.0%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 46.9%
 

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Data on U.S. Public High Schools & Private High Schools

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