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East High School

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Posted September 24, 2013

I believe the school itself is a good school and the teachers are great but from my experience a lot of students there lack motivation and drive. Too many negative influences.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2010

It would be a pretty good school if they would quit putting kids in detention for being 1 minute late for class. More kids are in detention then in class. The teachers threaten kids with the cops. Cops that are in the school all day if the student doesn't obey. If they don't go to detention they get 2 day suspension. That all they need is more time off not to learn. That is stressful for the kids. I am not impress with this school to totalitarian.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

This school is great, so far all my children have graduated.And might i add that the J.R.O.T.C program has changed my sons outlook of his life in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2009

This school is horrible. The teachers are rude, arrogant, and just plain under par.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

It is the largest, most diverse school in Alaska. We have almost 2500 students - approximately 900 of these students speak English as a second language.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2007

East High school is the most Diverse school I have seen, the Sports department is strong, and the Teachers and Coachs are real Leaders. My son has had a great High school experience at East.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2006

East High School is one of the best high schools in the State of Alaska. Our family decided to remain in Alaska because of the quality education they were receiving. My daughter was admitted to a select private college, largely because of the academic preparation (honors, advanced placement) she received at East. My son is on the same academic track as his sister. He is enrolled in School-Within-A-School at East High. This alternative program has been active for over 20 years and it was one of the first to be established in the nation. East's music program has been a recipient of the Grammy Signature Award for several years. All sport programs are available and a diverse mix of extracurricular activities are also available. The student body is diverse as there are over 20 languages spoken at this school. Parents are made to feel welcomed at any time.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

502 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
60%

2008

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2011.

501 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
72%

2008

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

501 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
72%

2008

 
 
69%
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.

505 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
61%

2008

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

504 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
75%

2008

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2011.

473 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
53%

2008

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2011.

503 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
70%

2008

 
 
66%
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 Students49%
Female49%
Male49%
Black26%
Asian/Pacific Islander45%
Hispanic43%
Multiracial54%
Native American47%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners23%
Migrant50%

Reading

All Students71%
Female75%
Male66%
Black62%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial84%
Native American72%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners31%
Migrant67%

Writing

All Students64%
Female72%
Male54%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic52%
Multiracial77%
Native American67%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners21%
Migrant67%
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 Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
Black25%
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic43%
Multiracial71%
Native American53%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners30%
Migrant46%

Reading

All Students60%
Female63%
Male58%
Black46%
Asian/Pacific Islander41%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial76%
Native American56%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners18%
Migrant40%

Science

All Students54%
Female50%
Male57%
Black35%
Asian/Pacific Islander37%
Hispanic39%
Multiracial79%
Native American61%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities34%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners14%
Migrant52%

Writing

All Students65%
Female69%
Male60%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial79%
Native American56%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners32%
Migrant50%
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.

505 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
74%

2008

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

504 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
86%

2008

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2011.

503 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
73%

2008

 
 
70%
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

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
13%

2009

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2011.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
41%
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

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 46% in 2011.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
35%
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 Students67%
Female68%
Male67%
Black36%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial82%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners41%
Migrant57%

Reading

All Students72%
Female78%
Male67%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial82%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners40%
Migrant57%

Writing

All Students62%
Female69%
Male57%
Black52%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial71%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners29%
Migrant50%
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 Students30%
Female27%
Male33%
Black21%
Asian/Pacific Islander38%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial<=25%
White38%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities33%
English language learners28%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female46%
Male37%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islander30%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial57%
White43%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities42%
English language learners26%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students33%
Female40%
Male30%
Black36%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic44%
Multiracial<=25%
White36%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities35%
English language learners26%
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 Students19%
Female21%
Male<=20%
Black<=40%
Asian/Pacific Islander<=20%
Hispanic<=40%
Multiracialn/a
White<=40%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged<=40%
Students with disabilities<=25%
Students without disabilities18%
English language learners19%

Reading

All Students36%
Female36%
Male35%
Asian/Pacific Islander27%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities32%
English language learners22%

Writing

All Students43%
Female40%
Male44%
Black<=40%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanicn/a
White>=60%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities44%
English language learners18%
Migrant>=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.

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 27% 52%
Asian 23% 6%
Black 11% 4%
Hispanic 11% 6%
Two or more races 11% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 8% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language

Health & athletics

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

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language

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
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Flag football
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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4025 East Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 742-2100

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