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South Anchorage High School

Public | 9-12 | 1528 students

 

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Posted October 29, 2012

Staff is exceptional. South High has a tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, and involvement. I am proud to be part of this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 1, 2010

Awesome school!!!few flaws!!great school spirit and parent,teacher student involvement!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2010

great school.great athletics and academics.THEY DONT LET YOU FALL THROUGH THE CRACKS!!!!!!many choices.student body is warm and inviting!!!few cliques.great teachers all around fantastic school.go there!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 1, 2010

I absolutly love South High School!! My oldest daughter is a sophmore now and she is in all honors classes and is doing great!!!! Her and her friends go to math support for lunch which is really making her grades stand out. She plays lots of sports there and it has given her so many great opportunities!!!!Shes also in many clubs and enjoys them all!!!The choices were between south,dimond,and service but she wanted south and i wanted service and we ruled out dimond after much thought because of the things we have heard about the student body and some of the teachers are very peculiar.....but anyways i figured what the heck?!?!and let her try it out and it has been great!!!!!!you have to let your children go here!!!Its beautiful and worth while:) best decision i have ever let my daughter make!!im sending my other daughter and son there no doubt!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

The amount of culture and diversity does not satisfy me, not one bit.
—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 60% in 2011.

359 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2011.

359 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
93%

2008

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

359 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
90%

2008

 
 
92%
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.

350 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
83%

2008

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

349 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
92%

2008

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2011.

346 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
80%

2008

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2011.

351 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
89%

2008

 
 
91%
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 Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic53%
Multiracial55%
Native American80%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners<=20%
Migrant>=80%

Reading

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial86%
Native American>=90%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learners60%
Migrant>=80%

Writing

All Students88%
Female94%
Male82%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial82%
Native American80%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners30%
Migrant>=80%
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 Students80%
Female78%
Male83%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial>=80%
Native American62%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners39%
Migrant57%

Reading

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial82%
Native American>=80%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners17%
Migrant>=60%

Science

All Students79%
Female76%
Male82%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial59%
Native American58%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners17%
Migrant50%

Writing

All Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial77%
Native American77%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners18%
Migrant>=60%
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.

350 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
92%

2008

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

349 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
95%

2008

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2011.

351 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
89%

2008

 
 
91%
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

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2011.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
>=80%

2009

 
 
>=75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2011.

15 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
53%
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

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
<=25%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=60%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 46% in 2011.

9 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=60%

2010

 
 
<=25%

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 Students87%
Female85%
Male89%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial>=80%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners39%
Migrant>=60%

Reading

All Students92%
Female93%
Male92%
Black>=75%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial>=80%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learners33%
Migrant>=60%

Writing

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Black>=75%
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial82%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners29%
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 Students40%
Female<=40%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Femalen/a
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners<=40%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Femalen/a
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged>=80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners<=40%
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 Students67%
Femalen/a
Male>=60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=60%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged>=60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=60%
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>=60%
Femalen/a
Male>=60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=60%
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 73% 52%
Asian 7% 6%
Hispanic 7% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 23%
Two or more races 5% 7%
Black 2% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

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
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Ice hockey
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Ice hockey
  • Skiing
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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13400 Elmore Rd
Anchorage, AK 99516
Phone: (907) 742-6200

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