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Ketchikan High School

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Posted March 4, 2008

Ketchikan High School is good only for kids who excel naturally. If a student does not learn independently, he is going to be in trouble here. 70 dropouts for the year 2006 is shameful. The school seems to have a no-care attitude, especially regarding natives (the geneal consensus is: it's their culture) and kids new to the district. There seems to be a severe lack of caring on the school's part for these kids. They are happy to ignore them until they finally give up---and when the student transfers to Revilla, the alternate choice in town, the school happily signs off and marks that student as a 'transfer'--thereby avoiding have to account for the student as a dropout. Every kid who gives up and leaves K-High is the school's failure, and there is a very high percentage of these.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2006

Ketchikan High School (Kayhi for most of us) is a really good school. Larry Eklund the principal is a great guy that really works hard and listens to parents,teachers, and students alike. As for Extracurricular activities there are plenty. There are many things for the kids. Maritime is a favorite and there always seems to be a list to get into this class. My son travels with his football team all over the state as with his wrestling team. There is a big emphasis on basketball in this town but that doesnt really leave anything out. Soccer football basketball and baseball are all favorites. Teachers are readily available for any parent as are there email addresses for any of us parents that need them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2006

This school has some excellent teachers, but lacks vocational classes (the only ones I'm aware of Kayhi offering are vocational medicine and automotive shop), and is dropping funding for extracurricular activities such as drama clubs, and even travel for established activities like basketball, and band. I fear that soon there will be no extracurricular activities at all. Otherwise, this is a good school, and a good choice for any student who works well in a typical high school environment.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 7, 2004

I recently went to this school and I think that you guys do the best job on the teaching us. Mrs Neuheart and Mrs.Ropell helped me the most.Thank you.
—Submitted by a former 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.

About these ratings

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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students78%
Female77%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American64%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female86%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American77%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American74%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
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 Students68%
Female75%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American55%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female90%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American75%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American69%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female90%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American73%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
<=20%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
>=75%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American82%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%

Reading

All Students89%
Female94%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American84%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%

Writing

All Students80%
Female93%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American76%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
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 Students35%
Femalen/a
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%

Reading

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%

Writing

All Students28%
Femalen/a
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
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%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 56% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 25% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 6%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Two or more races 2% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2610 4th Ave
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone: (907) 225-9815

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