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Seward High School

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Posted December 22, 2005

Despite funding cuts at the Federal and State level, the Kenai Peninsula Borough funds our schools to the maximum cap. Two of my children have graduated, my youngest son is in 11th grade. I've found the teachers dedicated, remarkable people, going above and beyond in many instances, of what their job description details. The community works hard to support the schools and provide extra-curricular activities. Our 2002 graduate joined the Marines, our daughter has completed her first semester at a private New England college. We are grateful that Seward High School teachers, counselors, and coaches prepared our children so well for the life paths they've chosen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2005

They have cut the music and art programs, the drama is struggling, they are cutting more classes every year, and the teachers are more preoccupied with their sport teams than their classes.
—Submitted by a former 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 65% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female96%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Femalen/a
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
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 Students80%
Female75%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female64%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female71%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
50%

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

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 Students88%
Female82%
Male>=90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%

Reading

All Students90%
Female>=90%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged>=80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Writing

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not 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 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
Not migrantn/a

Reading

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
Not 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
Not 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

Math

All Students30%
Femalen/a
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Not 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
Not 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
Not 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 69% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 18% 23%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Black 3% 4%
Two or more races 3% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Seward, AK 99664
Phone: (907) 224-3351

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