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Clark Middle School

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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


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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 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 2013.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 66% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students53%
Female56%
Male50%
Black38%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial55%
Native American38%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English62%
Migrant52%
Not migrant53%
Special Education with Accomodation10%

Reading

All Students55%
Female62%
Male49%
Black49%
Asian/Pacific Islander49%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial64%
Native American38%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English65%
Migrant52%
Not migrant55%
Special Education with Accomodation10%

Writing

All Students61%
Female72%
Male51%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial76%
Native American40%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners28%
Proficient in English71%
Migrant58%
Not migrant61%
Special Education with Accomodation15%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students56%
Female62%
Male50%
Black45%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial53%
Native American56%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English63%
Migrant51%
Not migrant56%
Special Education with Accomodation19%

Reading

All Students61%
Female70%
Male52%
Black53%
Asian/Pacific Islander61%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial71%
Native American58%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English70%
Migrant53%
Not migrant62%
Special Education with Accomodation29%

Writing

All Students57%
Female67%
Male47%
Black51%
Asian/Pacific Islander61%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial56%
Native American48%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English65%
Migrant46%
Not migrant59%
Special Education with Accomodation19%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students49%
Female46%
Male52%
Black44%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic44%
Multiracial44%
Native American46%
White51%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners28%
Proficient in English54%
Migrant46%
Not migrant50%
Special Education with Accomodation7%

Reading

All Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial63%
Native American73%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English77%
Migrant69%
Not migrant72%
Special Education with Accomodation36%

Science

All Students31%
Female30%
Male33%
Black19%
Asian/Pacific Islander27%
Hispanic31%
Multiracial33%
Native American41%
White43%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities35%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English38%
Migrant40%
Not migrant30%
Special Education with Accomodation12%

Writing

All Students67%
Female72%
Male63%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial62%
Native American63%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English73%
Migrant69%
Not migrant67%
Special Education with Accomodation23%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 24% 6%
Two or more races 15% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 14% 23%
Black 14% 4%
Hispanic 12% 6%
White 11% 51%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 10% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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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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School leaders, update and verify information here.

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150 South Bragaw St
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 742-4700

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