Skyview High School

Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2004

History: Skyview High School was built in 1988 to house 600 students and currently serves about 555 in grades nine through 12, making it the largest high school on the Kenai Peninsula.

Contact information

Principal John Pothast

Assistant Principal

Bob Ermold

Secretary Carol Kier


46188 Sterling Hwy.

Soldotna, AK 99669

262-7675 (phone)

262-6555 (fax)


Demographics: Skyview's student body is 87 percent Caucasian, 1 percent African-American, 2 percent Hispanic, 1 percent Asian-Pacific Is-lander, 1 percent American Indian and 8 percent Alaska Native.

About 12 percent of the students experience disabilities, and 29 percent live in economically disadvantaged homes.

Staffing: Skyview has a full-time principal, assistant principal and athletic director, as well as 23 regular-education teachers, three specialists, five special education teachers, 1.38 special-education aides and one regular-education aide. There is a part-time nurse, 3.5 secretarial positions and five custodian positions.

Teachers at the school average nearly 12 years experience with the district.

AYP: Skyview High School did not make adequate yearly progress in 2002-03, though 77 percent of the general student body scored proficient in language arts and 72 percent were proficient in math. Students in the "students with disabilities" subgroup had a lower passing rate, with only 34 percent proficient in language arts and 24 percent in math. Skyview High made AYP in 2003-04, with 73 percent of students proficient in language arts and 70 percent passing math.

Cocurricular: Skyview High students may compete in cross country running, boys and girls soccer, swimming and diving, football, boys and girls basketball, wrestling, volleyball, hockey, Nordic skiing, track and field and cheerleading.

There also are band, chorus, drama, dance and yearbook programs and a variety of student clubs. The school mascot is the Panthers.

Registration: Seniors register between 8 and 11 a.m. Aug. 16; juniors from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 16; sophomores from 8 to 11 a.m. Aug. 17; and freshmen from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 17. Additional registration hours for any students are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17.

Transportation: Bus routes 8, 10, 12, 33, 34, 36, 40, 41, 42 and 43 serve Skyview High School.

School hours: 7:55 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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