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Wendler Middle School

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Posted March 18, 2012

This school was the best thing to ever happen to me. It is so great. It may be the smallest, but that is what makes it feel more like a home. You know everyone and have to deal with the people you may not necessarily like. It is also the most diverse middle school. The teachers are fantastic and actually care about the kids, and also have a great sense of humor. Our athletic department always does it's job and is usually proficient in team work and succeeding the goals of the athlete. The school is newly remodeled and really nice looking inside and out. The decipline is fair and kids stay in line. This is by far the best middle school for your child, thank you.


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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 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students69%
Female72%
Male67%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial75%
Native American54%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English73%
Migrant58%
Not migrant70%
Special Education with Accomodation12%

Reading

All Students79%
Female84%
Male74%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial78%
Native American57%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English82%
Migrant83%
Not migrant78%
Special Education with Accomodation21%

Writing

All Students77%
Female86%
Male68%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial80%
Native American61%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English80%
Migrant78%
Not migrant77%
Special Education with Accomodation21%
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 Students54%
Female50%
Male57%
Black27%
Asian/Pacific Islander52%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial63%
Native American25%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English57%
Migrant46%
Not migrant54%
Special Education with Accomodation13%

Reading

All Students72%
Female79%
Male66%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial77%
Native American58%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English77%
Migrant63%
Not migrant73%
Special Education with Accomodation32%

Science

All Students47%
Female43%
Male50%
Black33%
Asian/Pacific Islander29%
Hispanic53%
Multiracial58%
Native American17%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English52%
Migrant29%
Not migrant48%
Special Education with Accomodation13%

Writing

All Students71%
Female79%
Male62%
Black76%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial72%
Native American47%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English77%
Migrant71%
Not migrant71%
Special Education with Accomodation28%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 29% 51%
Two or more races 16% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 14% 23%
Hispanic 14% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 9% 2%
Black 7% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Band

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  • Gym
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School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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2905 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, AK 99508
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