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Wendler Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 536 students

 

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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 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.

257 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
61%

2008

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2011.

258 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
74%

2008

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2011.

258 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
68%

2008

 
 
70%
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

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
55%

2008

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

252 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
74%

2008

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2011.

249 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
42%

2008

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 77% in 2011.

252 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
72%

2008

 
 
70%
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 Students72%
Female73%
Male70%
Black35%
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial76%
Native American63%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners27%
Migrant76%

Reading

All Students79%
Female81%
Male76%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial78%
Native American64%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners39%
Migrant67%

Writing

All Students74%
Female82%
Male63%
Black47%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial81%
Native American56%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners36%
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

Math

All Students49%
Female53%
Male46%
Black35%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic32%
Multiracial49%
Native American27%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities<=5%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners28%
Migrant52%

Reading

All Students74%
Female79%
Male70%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial73%
Native American67%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners52%
Migrant67%

Science

All Students47%
Female52%
Male42%
Black32%
Asian/Pacific Islander40%
Hispanic32%
Multiracial38%
Native American27%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners<=10%
Migrant48%

Writing

All Students66%
Female74%
Male57%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial64%
Native American43%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners33%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 33% 52%
Two or more races 17% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 12% 23%
Asian 12% 6%
Hispanic 12% 6%
Black 7% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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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Anchorage, AK 99508
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