School Details

Anacortes High School

1600 20th St, Anacortes, WA 98221
(360) 293-2166
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 879 students 18 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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93%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anacortes School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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58%
22%
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72%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 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.
92%
91%
84%
92%
92%
85%

High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anacortes School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Anacortes High School is a public high school in Anacortes. The principal of Anacortes High School is Pam Estvold. 879 students go to Anacortes High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 29% of the 879 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Anacortes High School is 18:1. Cap Sante High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 85%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Multiracial 0.5% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    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!!

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

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

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

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

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school very friendly people.

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