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Dimond High School

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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


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 60% in 2011.

426 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
63%

2008

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2011.

424 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
85%

2008

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

425 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
83%

2008

 
 
79%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 63% in 2011.

429 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
72%

2008

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

426 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
87%

2008

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2011.

424 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
72%

2008

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2011.

430 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
82%

2008

 
 
81%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Black36%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic53%
Multiracial68%
Native American61%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners24%
Migrant64%

Reading

All Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
Black>=80%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial88%
Native American68%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners53%
Migrant59%

Writing

All Students78%
Female85%
Male73%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial79%
Native American69%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners41%
Migrant64%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial69%
Native American43%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners45%
Migrant65%

Reading

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial80%
Native American64%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners41%
Migrant65%

Science

All Students77%
Female75%
Male80%
Black44%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial80%
Native American69%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners31%
Migrant63%

Writing

All Students83%
Female86%
Male78%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial84%
Native American68%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners35%
Migrant75%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 2011.

429 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
86%

2008

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

426 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
93%

2008

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2011.

430 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
82%

2008

 
 
83%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. 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 38% in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2011.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2011.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
55%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. 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 32% in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=60%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
>=60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 46% in 2011.

13 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=75%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
>=60%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. 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 Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial84%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners52%
Migrant>=80%

Reading

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial89%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learners55%
Migrant82%

Writing

All Students79%
Female86%
Male72%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial80%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners45%
Migrant69%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. 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 Students43%
Female62%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander<=40%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners33%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female>=60%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=60%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities<=25%
Students without disabilities>=60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female>=75%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic<=40%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners44%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. 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 Students46%
Femalen/a
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic<=40%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students>=60%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students>=75%
Femalen/a
Male>=60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities>=60%
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. 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 54% 52%
Asian 13% 6%
Two or more races 11% 7%
Hispanic 9% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 23%
Black 3% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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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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