School Details

South Anchorage High School

13400 Elmore Rd, Anchorage, AK 99516
(907) 742-6200
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1528 students 22 students/teacher (AK avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

76%
61%
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82%
81%
88%
76%
74%

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 2011
  • Anchorage School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
65%
63%
86%
75%
75%
79%
69%
65%
87%
75%
73%

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.
87%
76%
77%
92%
84%
83%
86%
74%
71%

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 2011
  • Anchorage School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
34%
38%
67%
55%
57%
82%
51%
52%

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 2011
  • Anchorage School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
27%
32%
0%
50%
48%
0%
43%
46%

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 2011
  • Anchorage School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

South Anchorage High School is a public high school in Anchorage. 1,528 students go to South Anchorage High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 10% of the 1,528 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at South Anchorage High School is 22:1. Service High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 49%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Asian 7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 5% 9%
Multiracial 5% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 6%
Pacific Islander 0.7% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Staff is exceptional. South High has a tradition of excellence in academics athletics and involvement. I am proud to be part of this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I absolutly love South High School!! My oldest daughter is a sophmore now and she is in all honors classes and is doing great!!!! Her and her friends go to math support for lunch which is really making her grades stand out. She plays lots of sports there and it has given her so many great opportunities!!!!Shes also in many clubs and enjoys them all!!!The choices were between south dimond and service but she wanted south and i wanted service and we ruled out dimond after much thought because of the things we have heard about the student body and some of the teachers are very peculiar.....but anyways i figured what the heck?!?!and let her try it out and it has been great!!!!!!you have to let your children go here!!!Its beautiful and worth while ) best decision i have ever let my daughter make!!im sending my other daughter and son there no doubt!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Awesome school!!!few flaws!!great school spirit and parent teacher student involvement!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    great school.great athletics and academics.THEY DONT LET YOU FALL THROUGH THE CRACKS!!!!!!many choices.student body is warm and inviting!!!few cliques.great teachers all around fantastic school.go there!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    The amount of culture and diversity does not satisfy me not one bit.

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