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Goldenview Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 795 students

 

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Posted February 21, 2014

The school is new and beautiful. The teachers have been great! I cannot say the same about the administration. They do not follow school district or their own guidelines for discipline and there is no reasoning with them. A student should NOT receive 3 days of out of school suspension for a 1st EVER offense in ANY class for horsing around in gym. 2 days after hearing at conferences from EVERY teacher what a well behaved student I have, my child was suspended for 3 days because someone pushed him in gym and he fell on another student (who got an ice pack and went back to class). I met with the vice-principal and principal and pleaded for them to impose any other punishment than to remove my student from class - a week of before or after school or lunch detention, cleaning desks, etc. - to no avail. ASD offers parents no right to appeal a suspension of 5 days or less past the principal. I did meet with a higher up at ASD who was sympathetic and agreed the punishment is extremely harsh, but cannot say anything will be changed. Nobody can override the principal's decision. They can only TRY to persuade them to reconsider. I have missed 2 afternoons at work trying to keep him in class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2012

It's really great school, nice teacher and they also really freindly.They usually care about students not just them-self.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2012

This is an amazing school. I do not find there to be a lack of communication at all like some of the posts have stated. The teachers and principal are constantly in communication with the parents letting us know what is going on. The school website is very informative and has a calendar full of daily activities, etc. Teachers have always called or emailed me back in a timely fashion. I don't have one complaint about this school. The education is outstanding. This school has set my daughter up to take all honors classes in high school. I also want to mention that the PTA is great and has lots of parent involvement and participation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2011

I love this school! I was on the Sirius team last year and it was awesome! This year I'm in the team Phoenix and it is amazing too! I defiantly recommend this school! It's amazing! Also, Sirius is the best pod evah and always will be! These have been my best school years so far. Golden view makes memories :D I will remember this school forever because it's awesome!


Posted March 20, 2010

im a student at this sschool and im on supernova and i love it it is very cool and is a learninng team
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2010

I agree with the other parent review. The school is lovely. However, there is minimal communication between teachers, administrators, and parents. Policies are vague. Teachers don't seem to regard student success. The school is understaffed, overpaid, and a general disappointment. I would recommend alternatives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

I attend gvms and i love it. im on the supernova team and all of the teachers are great!! i love going to school and i love sitting in class with the teachers thanks so much
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2008

When I attended this school I was on the Helium team and for once in my life, I actually wanted to go to school. Not only because my friends were there, but because the teachers were great and I felt very confortable. I also had a lot of fun. I want to say thank you to the Helium teachers that helped me laugh, get work done, and learn at the same time. So Thank you Mrs. Moore, Ms. Wiseman, Mr. Z, and Mr. Wemeier. I miss you. You were some of the coolest teachers I've ever had.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2007

Goldenview is a beautiful school in a stunning setting. The interior was planned well and is just as gorgeous as the views. It's a shame that these have to be my only rave reviews. My child has not gotten the quality of education I would have expected from this school. There is poor communication from the teachers, my attempts to meet with them or speak to them have fallen on deaf ears. Were we not moving out of the district, my child would be attending Polaris next year. I cannot recommend this school for much more than a photo background.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

403 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
86%

2008

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2011.

400 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
90%

2008

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2011.

400 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
87%

2008

 
 
79%
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.

375 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

375 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
91%

2008

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2011.

358 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
78%

2008

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 77% in 2011.

375 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
88%

2008

 
 
90%
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 Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial74%
Native American65%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners39%
Migrant>=80%

Reading

All Students90%
Female92%
Male87%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial>=90%
Native American82%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learners24%
Migrant>=80%

Writing

All Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial85%
Native American82%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners29%
Migrant>=80%
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 Students85%
Female85%
Male84%
Black>=75%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial85%
Native American77%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners58%
Migrant83%

Reading

All Students92%
Female96%
Male87%
Black>=75%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic>=90%
Multiracial89%
Native American77%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learners>=80%
Migrant>=80%

Science

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black>=75%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial77%
Native American67%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners25%
Migrant82%

Writing

All Students89%
Female97%
Male80%
Black>=75%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial85%
Native American65%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learners67%
Migrant83%
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 72% 52%
Two or more races 8% 7%
Hispanic 7% 6%
Asian 6% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 23%
Black 2% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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15800 Goldenview Dr
Anchorage, AK 99516
Phone: (907) 348-8626

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