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Dimond High School

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Posted April 27, 2014

This is an excellent school. The staff is a remarkable set of highly gifted individuals who are committed to the students learning. These teachers challenge, focus, and most importantly, they care. You can tell that there is joy in their teaching, it is not just another job, they are not bogged down by the disappointment of not succeeding. They try and keep going, even when a classroom shuts down and all their kids are asleep. These classrooms are sanctuaries for the students. The students know they have a permanent place to be, that they are important somewhere. Teachers are dedicated and instructing even when it's their lunch time, always encouraging questions, and always filling the eager curious mind. Outside the classroom these teachers act as community members and role models, again, always delivering a positive attitude and encouraging questions. This is really a remarkable school.


Posted January 26, 2014

Best staff Great kids Go Lynx! La la la la meeting the fifteen word requirement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2013

This school is great and most of the teachers are wonderful. The only consern I have is that the photography teacher can be a bit rude to the students, as a parent this conserns me very much. Watch out for som of the teachers and make sure your children feel safe in their classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2012

I moved to Anchorage not knowing anybody in the middle of the first semester of my freshmen year and I was really scared. It is a little bigger than my old school but it is way better in every way! I love it there- the teachers, the staff, my classes. Everyone there does their job to the best of their ability and are great at problem solving. Anyone who goes here would probably say the same.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 23, 2011

Although the counselors in this school seemed to try their best; the school is simply too large to be a great school. Kids are herded through classes with little to no individual help from teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Because they give the children a chance to travel, and other schools are always coming to Diamond for sports events. Diamond is for our children and deserve any extra help they can get for our children. After all our children are our future and we need to keep our children involved. Get them involved now and they will be involved in our community in the future.


Posted April 4, 2009

My sons attend Dimond and are doing great there, although any high school would have flaws, Dimond tends to keep it at a minimum. This school has been a great school on almost every level, I would recommend Dimond High as one of the best High Schools in the Anchorage School district wether it is academic needs, athletic, or other extra curricular activities. Keep up the Good work Dimond!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

Great school, fine staff and heritage
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 23, 2007

great admin, faculty- the student body seems to get along and have school spirit, the atmosphere is condusive to education and social growth.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 8, 2005

The education our son received at Dimond High more than prepared him for the rigors of college. He 'hit the ground running' and exceeded our wildest hopes for his first freshman semester (he made the Dean's List!) My husband and I are forever grateful to the entire Dimond staff for giving him the groundwork to succeed at Rutgers University.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2004

Dimond High is one of the best schools I have been to. There are really no clicks there. It's a everybody knows everybody school. Most teachers are great, theres a lot of student teacher contact. The sports are great! The coaches are very good with us students, they taught us what we needed to know, and helped us improve our skills. I would say this school is the best in Anchorage.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

430 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female72%
Male71%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islander66%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial71%
Native American57%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English73%
Migrant56%
Non-migrant73%
Special Education with Accomodation19%

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male82%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial87%
Native American78%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities51%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English88%
Migrant73%
Non-migrant87%
Special Education with Accomodation50%

Writing

All Students79%
Female84%
Male74%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial73%
Native American72%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English81%
Migrant68%
Non-migrant80%
Special Education with Accomodation26%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial71%
Native American58%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English75%
Migrant58%
Non-migrant75%
Special Education with Accomodation13%

Reading

All Students79%
Female83%
Male77%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial76%
Native American55%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English81%
Migrant58%
Non-migrant81%
Special Education with Accomodation31%

Science

All Students72%
Female66%
Male78%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial72%
Native American53%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English74%
Migrant48%
Non-migrant74%
Special Education with Accomodation24%

Writing

All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial76%
Native American63%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English81%
Migrant58%
Non-migrant81%
Special Education with Accomodation25%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2013.

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 35% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
>=60%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
>=80%

2011

 
 
>=75%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students82%
Female84%
Male81%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial84%
Native American70%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English83%
Migrant58%
Non-migrant84%

Reading

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial86%
Native American61%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English88%
Migrant75%
Non-migrant87%

Writing

All Students79%
Female85%
Male74%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial80%
Native American66%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English81%
Migrant63%
Non-migrant80%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students24%
Female24%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander16%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities<=10%
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners<=20%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%

Reading

All Students44%
Female46%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander26%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%

Writing

All Students35%
Female44%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander44%
Hispanic31%
Multiracial42%
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students29%
Female27%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander27%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities25%
English language learners<=20%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

Reading

All Students35%
Femalen/a
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%

Writing

All Students37%
Femalen/a
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 53% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 6%
Two or more races 11% 8%
Hispanic 9% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Black 3% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Ice hockey
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Flag football
  • Ice hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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2909 West 88th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99502
Phone: (907) 742-7000

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