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Gruening Middle School

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Posted February 14, 2014

Class sizes are very large and getting even larger. Some teachers cannot control their classes which results in more detentions, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2013

We had high expectations of this school but we have been very disappointed. Although there are some excellent staff there is a higher proportion of below standard teaching. We have to spend several hours a week teaching concepts that have not been taught correctly. My daughter maintains her honor roll status due to the study and teaching we do at home not the classes she attends. Some non teaching are extremely rude, do not expect a warm welcome. However the majority of students are very nice and this is the only reason I have not moved my child to different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2012

This school like most in ASD have great teachers and garbage teachers. If your kid gets on one of the good "teams" then no doubt you will think this school is fantastic. I take issue with the staff administrators, specifically, principal, vice principal, and security staff. I personally have witnessed discriminatory attititudes towards military kids and their families. I believe this is a byproduct of the typical liberal elitest philosophies that ASD wholly embraces. They have actively encouraged the military chains of command to pressure parents and their children into modifying their behaviors for the sake of "safety". The kids that live on the JBER Richardson side are routinely counseled by the garrison commander and garrison CSM on "higher standards" of behavior than civilian family kids and the school administrators welcome this! This attitude along with a one size fits all approach to discipline in my opinion make this a poor school. If you are PCSing to JBER do not send your kids to this school. Get a zone exemption to a different school where they treat the military kids like every other kid as they should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

Put 2 kids through this school--excellent words on all areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2008

This school is the greatest! All of the teachers are awesome!
—Submitted by a student


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.

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The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

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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.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
85%

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84%
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

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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 Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial84%
Native American77%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Special Education with Accomodation27%

Reading

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial84%
Native American85%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities34%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Special Education with Accomodation33%

Writing

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial77%
Native American92%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Special Education with Accomodation50%
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 Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial59%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities34%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Special Education with Accomodation34%

Reading

All Students91%
Female96%
Male87%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracial95%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Special Education with Accomodation63%

Science

All Students68%
Female69%
Male66%
Black35%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracial55%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Special Education with Accomodation28%

Writing

All Students83%
Female91%
Male75%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial59%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Special Education with Accomodation32%
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 66% 51%
Hispanic 12% 6%
Black 10% 4%
Two or more races 7% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Ice hockey
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Ice hockey
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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