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Service High School

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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


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 65% in 2013.

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

421 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

424 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

423 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students66%
Female69%
Male63%
Black35%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic53%
Multiracial63%
Native American59%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English68%
Migrant30%
Non-migrant67%
Special Education with Accomodation10%

Reading

All Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
Black61%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial84%
Native American72%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities51%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English86%
Migrant70%
Non-migrant85%
Special Education with Accomodation50%

Writing

All Students77%
Female86%
Male68%
Black52%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial71%
Native American62%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English79%
Migrant50%
Non-migrant78%
Special Education with Accomodation27%
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 Students69%
Female72%
Male67%
Black42%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial66%
Native American33%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English71%
Migrant53%
Non-migrant70%
Special Education with Accomodation20%

Reading

All Students81%
Female88%
Male74%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial75%
Native American69%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English84%
Migrant85%
Non-migrant81%
Special Education with Accomodation42%

Science

All Students73%
Female74%
Male73%
Black53%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial73%
Native American56%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English76%
Migrant62%
Non-migrant74%
Special Education with Accomodation39%

Writing

All Students78%
Female87%
Male70%
Black58%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial82%
Native American47%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English81%
Migrant65%
Non-migrant79%
Special Education with Accomodation38%
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.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

424 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2013.

423 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
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

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
<=40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
30%
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 Students81%
Female83%
Male80%
Black47%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial75%
Native American73%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English84%
Migrant74%
Non-migrant82%

Reading

All Students88%
Female93%
Male82%
Black>=80%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial86%
Native American72%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English90%
Migrant85%
Non-migrant88%

Writing

All Students76%
Female86%
Male68%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial74%
Native American47%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English79%
Migrant65%
Non-migrant77%
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 Students30%
Female21%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander27%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities37%
English language learners<=20%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

Reading

All Students57%
Female53%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander36%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners<=20%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%

Writing

All Students34%
Female37%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander25%
Hispanic23%
Multiracial60%
Native American36%
White36%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners<=20%
Proficient in English38%
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 Students46%
Female50%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%

Reading

All Students50%
Female40%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%

Writing

All Students62%
Femalen/a
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
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 50% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 6%
Two or more races 12% 8%
Hispanic 11% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 23%
Black 4% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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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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