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Nicholas J. Begich Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1001 students

 

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Posted February 22, 2012

My little sister goes to this school. Yesterday her teacher refused her to use the restroom. She just got her period in the middle of class, had to sit through it and then walk through the halls in front of everyone with a huge blood stain on her pants. She had to go home and wash herself because she was covered in blood. It was humiliating and wrong. On top of that we called to ask the principal why she wasn't allowed to use the restroom and how they would feel if they were in her shoes and we got hung up on. Terrible experience.


Posted October 31, 2010

We moved here in the middle of the first semester and my son likes it better than his old school from another state. The teachers have been very helpful, kind, and understanding of my son being new. Also, this school has wonderful resources, opportunities of learning, and great electives for a jr.high! For example they have electives on business management (how to run the cafe/smoothie shop) my son really likes the fact that they sell smoothies! All the staff seems top notch, very available, visible, and organized. They have to be, cuz this school has lots of students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Begich is a great school. The Teachers truly care about the students and make it easy for parents to stay informed. There is a family community atmosphere in this school. My Son has been going there for 2 years. I have nothing but postitive things to say about htis school.
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Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

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

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students58%
Female54%
Male62%
Black45%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial56%
Native American65%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English66%
Migrant50%
Not migrant59%
Special Education with Accomodation24%

Reading

All Students66%
Female64%
Male67%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islander48%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial62%
Native American74%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English76%
Migrant64%
Not migrant66%
Special Education with Accomodation29%

Writing

All Students58%
Female60%
Male56%
Black55%
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial50%
Native American59%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English67%
Migrant41%
Not migrant59%
Special Education with Accomodation24%
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 Students65%
Female70%
Male60%
Black44%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial64%
Native American63%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English70%
Migrant65%
Not migrant65%
Special Education with Accomodation20%

Reading

All Students70%
Female74%
Male65%
Black52%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial70%
Native American67%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English77%
Migrant65%
Not migrant70%
Special Education with Accomodation23%

Writing

All Students67%
Female75%
Male58%
Black55%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial69%
Native American60%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English73%
Migrant57%
Not migrant67%
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%
Female60%
Male52%
Black44%
Asian/Pacific Islander49%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial52%
Native American43%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English63%
Migrant62%
Not migrant56%
Special Education with Accomodation12%

Reading

All Students77%
Female82%
Male71%
Black72%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial76%
Native American58%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English83%
Migrant79%
Not migrant76%
Special Education with Accomodation37%

Science

All Students51%
Female57%
Male44%
Black41%
Asian/Pacific Islander29%
Hispanic52%
Multiracial45%
Native American30%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English60%
Migrant38%
Not migrant52%
Special Education with Accomodation14%

Writing

All Students66%
Female75%
Male56%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial56%
Native American43%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English72%
Migrant72%
Not migrant65%
Special Education with Accomodation16%
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%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 12% 23%
Black 11% 4%
Hispanic 11% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 7% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • French
  • Spanish

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
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
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Anchorage, AK 99504
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