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Central Middle School of Science

Public | 7-8 | 588 students

 

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Posted January 25, 2014

My child's teachers and counselors were always willing to meet with us and consider what was best for her in a collaborative process. My child thrived in this environment more than any other school she has attended in the district. You can tell the staff really cares about the success of the children here. Also very impressed with the quality of coaching for after school events, specifically track, XC skiing and XC running.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Fabulous school, connected staff, my gifted kid had the most complete middle school education I could ask for! Don't let your middle schooler miss out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2010

I guess this school has changed a lot since 07 because my daughter use to attend Central and it is a terrible school. The Staff is unaware of what goes on and the security is focused on issues that are small and overlook large ones. I wish she had gone in 07 apparently then it was fabulous. Not the case now. RUN and run far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

i am went to central middle school.... as of now i can say this is the worst school in terms of academically i have every went to.. and that is with my good grades during the time i went there. although the teachers are fun they are not up to par with the places i have been to... sorry .... to the schools reputation i guess... but woo goo mercury and kinetics...
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2007

this school is the best!! i loved going there it got me ready 4 high school!! nitrogen team!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2006

i love going to Central its so much fun im on the Argon team and we go on tons of field trips to learn and to have fun!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2006

What a great school Central is. Both of my children attented Central while we were staioned in Anchorage. You never know how good you got it till you move to another state that their education isn't as high up as the one you came from. My children both excelled while attending Central. By the way the Argon team at Cental rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2005

i am spechless my child learned alot and enjoyed this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 17, 2004

This is a great school. Our family has moved and our children unfortunately no longer attend Central. I love the way teachers keep parents informed about everything from social functions to school work. The school is clean and bright. The teachers are outstanding. The teachers make it easy to contact them via phone,email, or scheduled visit. The teachers are concerned about your child's education. The school offers many classes in addition to core classes and a block schedule. Kids can experience many classes this way. Central is a great school. Our kids miss it everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2003

Central Middle School of Science is a great school to learn! I know my daughter loves going there! My daughter is currently an eighth grader at Central and will miss it when she goes off to High school. You can get a great education there and the school is small enough to where you feel you are learning in a tight nit community. My daughter has some of the best teachers in the school but it's hard to say that because there are so many good ones. One of my daughter's favorite teahcers is her language arts teacher. She is just wonderful! She believes in letting the kids develop their skills independently and always adds energy and humor to the class! All in all, I'd say if you have a middle schooler in Alaska, Central is the place to go!


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2011.

304 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
66%

2008

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2011.

306 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2011.

303 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
73%

2008

 
 
73%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2011.

249 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
57%

2008

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

249 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2011.

244 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
57%

2008

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 77% in 2011.

248 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
74%

2008

 
 
71%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students67%
Female63%
Male70%
Black40%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial71%
Native American43%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners24%
Migrant47%

Reading

All Students78%
Female76%
Male79%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial71%
Native American55%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners32%
Migrant53%

Writing

All Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
Black53%
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial67%
Native American43%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners31%
Migrant50%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students60%
Female56%
Male64%
Black39%
Asian/Pacific Islander49%
Hispanic44%
Multiracial57%
Native American37%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners17%
Migrant39%

Reading

All Students80%
Female78%
Male83%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islander66%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial78%
Native American50%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners40%
Migrant62%

Science

All Students60%
Female53%
Male67%
Black39%
Asian/Pacific Islander38%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial62%
Native American24%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners<=10%
Migrant31%

Writing

All Students73%
Female77%
Male68%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial78%
Native American47%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners20%
Migrant62%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 47% 52%
Asian 12% 6%
Two or more races 10% 7%
Black 9% 4%
Hispanic 9% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice hockey
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice hockey
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
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1405 East St
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 742-5100

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