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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 65% in 2013.

539 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

540 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

538 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

484 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

480 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

476 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

486 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students56%
Female57%
Male55%
Black32%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial56%
Native American42%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners34%
Proficient in English61%
Migrant54%
Not migrant57%
Special Education with Accomodation10%

Reading

All Students75%
Female82%
Male68%
Black68%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial83%
Native American65%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English83%
Migrant68%
Not migrant76%
Special Education with Accomodation26%

Writing

All Students70%
Female79%
Male62%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial74%
Native American50%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English78%
Migrant57%
Not migrant72%
Special Education with Accomodation17%
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 Students55%
Female60%
Male50%
Black31%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial43%
Native American38%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English60%
Migrant55%
Not migrant55%
Special Education with Accomodation4%

Reading

All Students67%
Female73%
Male60%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial64%
Native American54%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English76%
Migrant52%
Not migrant68%
Special Education with Accomodation46%

Science

All Students57%
Female55%
Male59%
Black38%
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial69%
Native American53%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English66%
Migrant53%
Not migrant57%
Special Education with Accomodation27%

Writing

All Students66%
Female74%
Male59%
Black45%
Asian/Pacific Islander66%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial70%
Native American51%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English74%
Migrant55%
Not migrant67%
Special Education with Accomodation28%
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.

484 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

480 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2013.

486 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
31%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
25%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
31%
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 Students67%
Female70%
Male65%
Black41%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial57%
Native American54%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English72%
Migrant71%
Not migrant67%

Reading

All Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial83%
Native American66%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English86%
Migrant58%
Not migrant79%

Writing

All Students67%
Female77%
Male59%
Black45%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial73%
Native American49%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English74%
Migrant55%
Not migrant68%
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 Students25%
Female23%
Male27%
Black14%
Asian/Pacific Islander31%
Hispanic<=10%
Multiracial38%
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities27%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant25%

Reading

All Students46%
Female49%
Male43%
Black38%
Asian/Pacific Islander42%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native American38%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English61%
Migrant60%
Not migrant45%

Writing

All Students38%
Female39%
Male37%
Black46%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial50%
Native American29%
White38%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities34%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English43%
Migrant40%
Not migrant38%
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 Students20%
Female20%
Male20%
Black18%
Asian/Pacific Islander19%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities25%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English26%
Migrant<=20%
Not migrant21%

Reading

All Students36%
Female41%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander29%
Hispanic<=20%
Native American40%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities31%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant34%

Writing

All Students32%
Female33%
Male30%
Black36%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native American<=20%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities35%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant33%
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 26% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 23% 6%
Black 11% 4%
Hispanic 11% 6%
Two or more races 11% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 8% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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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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