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Mears Middle School

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2 reviews of this school


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Posted May 5, 2009

It is a wonderful enviromant


Posted January 17, 2009

this school makes you feel that you are doing good and learning and earning a lot of respect from the people around you.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

423 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

424 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

391 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students74%
Female75%
Male72%
Black40%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial71%
Native American56%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English76%
Migrant73%
Non-migrant74%
Special Education with Accomodation14%

Reading

All Students83%
Female88%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial82%
Native American73%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English86%
Migrant95%
Non-migrant82%
Special Education with Accomodation41%

Writing

All Students79%
Female85%
Male73%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial77%
Native American61%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners37%
Proficient in English81%
Migrant86%
Non-migrant79%
Special Education with Accomodation41%
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 Students68%
Female70%
Male65%
Black62%
Asian/Pacific Islander61%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial74%
Native American51%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English70%
Migrant53%
Non-migrant69%
Special Education with Accomodation11%

Reading

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial90%
Native American62%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners41%
Proficient in English85%
Migrant78%
Non-migrant82%
Special Education with Accomodation28%

Science

All Students59%
Female61%
Male56%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islander41%
Hispanic31%
Multiracial65%
Native American41%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English62%
Migrant45%
Non-migrant60%
Special Education with Accomodation4%

Writing

All Students77%
Female86%
Male69%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial76%
Native American59%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English80%
Migrant66%
Non-migrant78%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 48% 51%
Two or more races 15% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 23%
Hispanic 9% 6%
Black 4% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Health & athletics

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  • Gym
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Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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2700 West 100th
Anchorage, AK 99515
Phone: (907) 742-6400

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