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Anacortes High School

Public | 9-12 | 835 students

 
 

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Posted March 6, 2014

Such a disappointment, I moved here thinking oh has great schools and what a fool to believe this, this school is way waaayy lay back, my kids usually where in 4 AP wich they were having great results with a lot of hard work here they don't even have many of the AP and they don't even motivated them to take them the only GPA that counts is the un weighted and every body is gonna graduate with the same color they award people who do not even do well other kids just said just take a bunch of arts and you"ll make it. Don't worry you can graduate with less than 24 credits!! Sad!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2011

Anacortes has some excellent teachers....... Some are not so excellent. The classes can be really easy and tedious, but the clubs, sports, and other extra activities definitely make up for it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2011

My 7th grader just entered AMS and loves school. We just moved to Anacortes and it has made a difference in his life. I see him with more passion and drive than he had last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

I have never seen a small school with so many exceptional teachers. My children have been well prepared for the world and for college. I am very happy with Anacortes High School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2010

Very weak Principal, unprepared for the responsibility of the job. Too many counselors for the number of students in the school. Poor administration of the budget.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

I became unemployed here in Anacortes; work or no work. I have made the choice that if needed I would become a welfare mom just to keep my son in this school. When we moved here, my kids were very far behind; the schools were absolutely awesome in the extra help we were given to catch them up. I feel the education my son is getting is priceless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Their enthusiam for all their endeavors! Plus they have a wonderful music department!


Posted May 18, 2009

The school has an excellent staff and especially a strong social studies program. Social studies teachers connect well with the students and are willing to work with parents and students in order to assure academic improvement and success. The girl's athletic program is one of the best in the area with a strong tradition in basketball, swimming and fastpitch. A great and safe place for a teenager to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

it is a great school with lots of different interesting kids. i wish i could go there for four more years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2006

An alumni myself, I have found the education my 3 children have received here in Anacortes has been exceptional, mainly due to the very connected, experienced, and caring staff of educators. The fine group of counselors both at AMS and the high school are more than dedicated. They are the parent's best link to guiding a student successfully through the tough and troublesome years some will find prior to graduation. Anacortes counselors should be credited with a majority of the positive guidance students need heading into their future, whether it be on to college or not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2006

School hasn't even started yet and so far we have met our Counselor, Principal, Athletic dept. and several students and parents, All welcoming us to the area. We sat for three hours with the counselor, She wanted know what there previous classes were, their goals, their interests, and their personalities. The Counselor (Ms. Ashbach) was well informed and helped my children create timelines and classes that would help them reach their goals. We are military and have moved around a lot, I am very excited about the opportunities that are at Anacortes High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2006

Our experience was that students were put into classes too advanced w/ no other options. Teachers were uncooperative in helping kids to succeed and had no time or interest in working w/ parents. When students failed these advanced classes they were thrown in, they then had to pay an astronimical amount of money for summer school. Also, Not impressed w/ classes offered and availability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

Great school, very friendly people.
—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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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74%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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58%

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25%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 19% in 2013.

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8%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students71%
Female73%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income63%
Not low income79%
Special education40%
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
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Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Low income100%
Not low income99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students100%
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Male100%
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White100%
Low incomen/a
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Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students58%
Femalen/a
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low incomen/a
Not low income65%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students77%
Female75%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income71%
Not low income81%
Special education69%
Not special education79%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students75%
Female72%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income74%
Not low income75%
Special education33%
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

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Limited Englishn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

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Migrantn/a

Biology I

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Geometry

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Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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Low incomen/a
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Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
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Blackn/a
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Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

184 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

168 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Reading

All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income88%
Not low income93%
Special education31%
Not special education97%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income80%
Not low income96%
Special education63%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 63%
Hispanic 6% 18%
Asian 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Black 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 124%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 21%N/A8%
Special education 27%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 70%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Anacortes, WA 98221
Phone: (360) 293-2166

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