Wasilla High School
8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Wasilla High School
Wasilla High School is a public secondary school located in Wasilla, Alaska. It is the only high school in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District and serves students in grades 9-12. The school was founded in 1975 and has an enrollment of over 1,400 students.
Wasilla High School offers a variety of academic and extracurricular activities to its students. The school has a strong focus on college preparation, and offers Advanced Placement classes, as well as a wide range of electives. The school also offers a variety of clubs and activities, including sports teams, student government, and the Wasilla High School Marching Band.
The school has a strong commitment to community service and has a variety of volunteer opportunities for students. Wasilla High School also has an active Parent-Teacher Association and encourages parental involvement in the school community.
Wasilla High School is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for all its students. The school has a strict anti-bullying policy and offers a variety of support services to help students succeed academically and socially.
701 E Bogard Rd
Wasilla, AK 99654
9 – 12
Overview Wasilla High School
Wasilla High School serves 760 students in grades 9-12.
Wasilla High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).
Verdict on Wasilla High School
Wasilla High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 443 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Wasilla High School is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.