School Details

East High School

4025 East Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 742-2100
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2195 students 20 students/teacher (AK avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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Alaska Standards Based Assessment (SBA)

In 2010-2011 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anchorage School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Alaska Standards Based Assessment (SBA)

In 2010-2011 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.
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AK High School Graduation Qualifying Exam (HSGQE)

In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anchorage School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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AK High School Graduation Qualifying Exam (HSGQE)

In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anchorage School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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AK High School Graduation Qualifying Exam (HSGQE)

In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anchorage School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

East High School is a public high school in Anchorage. 2,195 students go to East High School and are mostly Native American or Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Pacific Islander. 59% of the 2,195 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at East High School is 20:1. Whaley School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Native American or Native Alaskan 9% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Pacific Islander 7% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 26% 46%
Asian/Pacific Islander 23% 11%
Asian 23% %
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 6%
Multiracial 11% 13%
Hispanic 11% 11%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 40%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I believe the school itself is a good school and the teachers are great but from my experience a lot of students there lack motivation and drive. Too many negative influences.

  • (4 years ago)

    It would be a pretty good school if they would quit putting kids in detention for being 1 minute late for class. More kids are in detention then in class. The teachers threaten kids with the cops. Cops that are in the school all day if the student doesn't obey. If they don't go to detention they get 2 day suspension. That all they need is more time off not to learn. That is stressful for the kids. I am not impress with this school to totalitarian.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is great so far all my children have graduated.And might i add that the J.R.O.T.C program has changed my sons outlook of his life in the future.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is horrible. The teachers are rude arrogant and just plain under par.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is the largest most diverse school in Alaska. We have almost 2500 students - approximately 900 of these students speak English as a second language.

  • (8 years ago)

    East High school is the most Diverse school I have seen the Sports department is strong and the Teachers and Coachs are real Leaders. My son has had a great High school experience at East.

  • (8 years ago)

    East High School is one of the best high schools in the State of Alaska. Our family decided to remain in Alaska because of the quality education they were receiving. My daughter was admitted to a select private college largely because of the academic preparation (honors advanced placement) she received at East. My son is on the same academic track as his sister. He is enrolled in School-Within-A-School at East High. This alternative program has been active for over 20 years and it was one of the first to be established in the nation. East's music program has been a recipient of the Grammy Signature Award for several years. All sport programs are available and a diverse mix of extracurricular activities are also available. The student body is diverse as there are over 20 languages spoken at this school. Parents are made to feel welcomed at any time.

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