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Clark Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1094 students

 

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Posted March 5, 2008

I miss Clark. It has now been torn down, and is in the process of being rebuilt. Students who attended there have been fanned out to 4 different middle schools in the district-Begich, Romig, Central, and Wendler. My son was assigned to Wendler. It is soooo different from Clark. Clark at a certain feeling when you walked thru those front doors. You knew that the staff was there for you, and that your needs were important to them. Ms. Williams, the principal was/is the best principal I have ever worked with as a parent(and I have 5 boys). She is sincere, honest, and realisitc all at the same time. She truly cares about your child! I wish my son could have gone to Clark for one more year for is 8th grade year. But it wasn't to be, the school really did need to be rebuilt.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2004

Clark is a great school it open my eye to things I never know I'd like. Diamond is a very good team weather we're talking about school spirt or school effert. The core teacher keep me up and run no matter what I was feeling. Also on support from the teachers you have to try and get you girls with Ms.Baxley she is a geart teacher, listener, and advice giver. She helped me though things not even my perant could. Also the dance and drama classes are great I went into a depression half way though the year and those classes and the teachers and student keep me smiling. Also Ms.William is the most wonderfulest lady. She understands so much. I rate this school with five(5) stars!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 18, 2004

I think everyone at Clark on the Fireweed team is outstanding. The core team is awesome, if I have a problem I just need to email my daughter's teacher(s). Ms. Williams is a great principal, she has done an outstanding job. I am very pleased with my daughter and her performance at Clark Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 70% in 2011.

375 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
n/a

2008

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

376 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
n/a

2008

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

377 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
n/a

2008

 
 
n/a
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 69% in 2011.

351 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
n/a

2008

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2011.

349 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
n/a

2008

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2011.

350 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
n/a

2008

 
 
n/a
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.

342 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
n/a

2008

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

338 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
n/a

2008

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2011.

346 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
n/a

2008

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 77% in 2011.

341 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
n/a

2008

 
 
n/a
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 Students52%
Female52%
Male51%
Black43%
Asian/Pacific Islander52%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial45%
Native American57%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners28%
Migrant72%

Reading

All Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
Black46%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial52%
Native American59%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners26%
Migrant73%

Writing

All Students53%
Female58%
Male48%
Black38%
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial38%
Native American52%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners33%
Migrant63%
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 Students55%
Female58%
Male53%
Black45%
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial61%
Native American49%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners33%
Migrant61%

Reading

All Students68%
Female74%
Male62%
Black66%
Asian/Pacific Islander61%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial75%
Native American60%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners36%
Migrant69%

Writing

All Students60%
Female68%
Male53%
Black48%
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial71%
Native American55%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners31%
Migrant70%
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 Students53%
Female53%
Male52%
Black40%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial39%
Native American45%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners41%
Migrant50%

Reading

All Students71%
Female76%
Male66%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial68%
Native American70%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners55%
Migrant60%

Science

All Students30%
Female27%
Male33%
Black24%
Asian/Pacific Islander23%
Hispanic29%
Multiracial25%
Native American27%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities32%
English language learners<=5%
Migrant29%

Writing

All Students65%
Female73%
Male58%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial60%
Native American45%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners48%
Migrant55%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian 23% 6%
Black 14% 4%
Hispanic 13% 6%
Two or more races 13% 7%
White 13% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 12% 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 12% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Skiing
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Skiing
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
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Anchorage, AK 99508
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