West High School

8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About West High School

West High School is a public high school located in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is part of the Salt Lake City School District and serves students in grades 9-12. West High School has a long history of excellence in academics and athletics. The school has a variety of clubs and activities, including the National Honor Society, Student Council, and a wide range of sports teams. The school also offers Advanced Placement classes and college credit courses.
West High School has a strong commitment to providing a quality education to its students. The school offers a wide range of support services, such as tutoring, counseling, and career guidance. The school also has a strong focus on character development and leadership skills. The school also offers a variety of extracurricular activities, such as drama, music, and art.
West High School has a proud tradition of excellence and is committed to helping its students reach their full potential. The school is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for all students.

Address:

1700 Hillcrest Dr
Anchorage, AK 99517

Phone:

(907) 742-2500

Site:

www.asdk12.org/west

Grades:

9 – 12

Enrollment:

1,752 students

Overview West High School

West High School serves 1,752 students in grades 9-12.
West High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (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 27% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Verdict on West High School

West 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 West High School is 0.81, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.

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