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Sven Gustafson


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Phone: 907-742-2500

Fax: 907-742-2525

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1700 Hillcrest Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99517

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West High School

School hours: 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.


School staff

Administrative Assistant

Chemene Breiner




Vernon Lindo Jr.




Brian Hosken



Staff Services and Special Programs

Jennifer Ehrheart



Student Services

Nikki Banks



School Business Partners

Alaska Club

Anchorage Concert Association

Bagoys Florist

Blythe Marston, Attorney

Credit Union 1

Great Harvest Bread Company

House of Harley Davidson

Kaladi Brothers Coffee Company

Midnight Sun Performing Arts

Rotary Club - Anchorage Downtown

Stephan's Fine Art

Tew Chiropractic Health Care

Twisted Branch Photography

Volunteers of America Alaska

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About our school:

West Anchorage High School is a diverse, student-centered community where students and adults come together for academic excellence.  We offer students a wide variety of opportunities to experience a rigorous and engaging education ranging from highly gifted, International Baccalaureate, Spanish and Russian immersion, School Through the Arts and our medical and process technology academies. Our students’ succeed in the classroom, on stage and on the athletic fields giving them a well-rounded high school experience.


Grade levels: 9–12  |  Number of students: 1842

Mascot: Eagle  |  Colors: Black & orange 


Performance assessments and surveys

Several reports and data that assess this school's performance, goals, student issues, community input and more can be found on the performance assessments and surveys page.


Apply to attend

Students who do not reside within this school's neighborhood boundary and those who do not currently attend the school need to apply through the school lottery or zone exemption system using the "Apply" links below.


Apply to West High School


Apply to West High School International Baccalaureate Program


Apply to West High School, Cook Inlet Tribal Council


Apply to West High School, Russian Immersion Program


Apply to West High School, Spanish Two-Way Immersion Program

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