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Service High School

Public | 9-12 | 1800 students

 

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Posted January 7, 2011

As a product of elite eastern private schools, I had some doubts about sending my kids to Service High. Well, the education they got in the Service "seminar school" was awesome. Service has been blessed with both a series of unusually great principals and also an incredibly talented person who runs the seminar school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2008

Great School!!! Teachers seem to really care, involve parents and motivate the students to suceed. Excellent student morale.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2005

I believe that this school is excellent in providing good education and ethics. Most of the students seem to get good test scores, and tend to suceed. The teachers are excellent.
—Submitted by a 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 60% in 2011.

437 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
65%

2008

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2011.

437 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
77%

2008

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

435 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
76%

2008

 
 
78%
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.

417 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
74%

2008

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

420 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
87%

2008

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2011.

422 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
69%

2008

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2011.

423 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
81%

2008

 
 
76%
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 Students66%
Female67%
Male64%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial58%
Native American50%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners23%
Migrant43%

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Black>=80%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial77%
Native American81%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities51%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners46%
Migrant82%

Writing

All Students81%
Female88%
Male75%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial71%
Native American71%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners36%
Migrant59%
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 Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Black45%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial59%
Native American50%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners41%
Migrant50%

Reading

All Students77%
Female81%
Male74%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial74%
Native American65%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners29%
Migrant56%

Science

All Students72%
Female73%
Male70%
Black35%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial70%
Native American59%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners14%
Migrant56%

Writing

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial76%
Native American61%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners41%
Migrant69%
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.

417 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
86%

2008

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

420 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
93%

2008

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2011.

423 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
81%

2008

 
 
79%
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

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
57%
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

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

12 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
<=40%

2009

 
 
>=60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 46% in 2011.

11 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
>=80%
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 Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
Black55%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial76%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners55%
Migrant81%

Reading

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial83%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners38%
Migrant81%

Writing

All Students77%
Female83%
Male70%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial70%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners32%
Migrant63%
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 Students29%
Female32%
Male28%
Black38%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic<=40%
Multiracial<=40%
White33%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learners<=25%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female>=60%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial<=40%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners>=60%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students50%
Female70%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners56%
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

Math

All Students36%
Female<=40%
Male<=40%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners50%

Reading

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Male<=40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students42%
Femalen/a
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities>=60%
English language learners>=60%
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 50% 52%
Asian 11% 6%
Two or more races 11% 7%
Hispanic 10% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 23%
Black 5% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

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
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice hockey
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Flag football
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice hockey
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra
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5577 Abbott Rd
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone: (907) 742-8100

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