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
9 515
10 497
11 468
12 400

West High School is a public high school of the Anchorage School District located in Anchorage, AK. It has 1,880 students in grades 9th through 12th. West High School is the 3rd largest public high school in Alaska and the 1,947th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 21.4 to 1.

Total Students: 1,880
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 21.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 87.88
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 1,947th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 3rd out of 288
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 250th out of 287
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 2nd out of 287

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West High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 945
(50%)
9,245
(48%)
 Male 935
(50%)
10,041
(52%)

West High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 699
(37%)
8,669
(45%)
 Hispanic 276
(15%)
2,094
(11%)
 Asian 266
(14%)
2,188
(11%)
 Two or More 203
(11%)
2,567
(13%)
 American Indian 155
(8%)
1,709
(9%)
 Pacific Islander 145
(8%)
941
(5%)
 Black 136
(7%)
1,118
(6%)

West High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,129
(60%)
12,483
(65%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 682
(36%)
6,262
(32%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 69
(4%)
541
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

West High School is ranked 3rd out of 208 ranked schools in Alaska, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (39.9%) is slightly lower than the state average of 51.6%. 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
2013 1842
2014 1899
2015 1880

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
2013 20.9
2014 22.7
2015 21.4

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
2013 0.56134636264929
2014 0.46603475513428
2015 0.39946808510638

Compare West High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,762.4% 17.6:1
 
2,140.0% 21.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 39.9%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 51.6%
 

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