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Ryan Middle School

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4 stars

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Posted September 2, 2014

While this school has some genuinely superior educators, they sustain the quality of their work INSPITE of the administration. Students' personal safety is an issue. Those whose responsibility it is to ensure a level of maturity and high standards of ethical conduct are remiss. There is a systemic policy of cover-ups to "avoid scandal" and a "bad reputation".


Posted April 19, 2010

The staff is great and really cares about the students


Posted April 16, 2010

Ryan is the most 'kid friendly' school I have ever known. It combines high quality teaching, a welcoming atmosphere, community involvement, and creative programming to produce a school where kids and parents feel comfortable. Students come back to visit years after leaving and still say their Ryan experience was the best of their educational career.


Posted September 20, 2009

Has fantastic teachers that really care about education. Even though they are not given enough money for supplies for the classrooms they spend hundreds of dollars out of their own pockets. That is dedication!!


Posted May 14, 2009

I forgot to put my rating in the last one, 'I enjoyed every minute of it....'
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 24, 2008

I taught at Ryan for 20 years and know it is a great school, with a wonderful staff and good parent support. During my teaching career most of my colleagues put in 10 hour days and often tutored kids after school on their own time. I would recommend Ryan for my own grandchildren.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 13, 2008

My daughter attends Ryan Middle school. We think it is a great school with lots of opportunities for students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

Ryan is great place to be...well, atleast if you want to learn. The only problem with me is the children that go there... and some teachers I have problems with, but over all I like Ryan...The teachers I like the most are: Mr. Koczaja-8th grade Math Mrs. Debenham-7th grade Science Mr.Yordy-7th grade English (he's crazy) and finally Mrs. Sigmon-Swimming teacher There are a lot of fun things to do at Ryan, there is swimming, gym and health. They are very excellent teachers. I also have a had awesome experiences with the teachers I recognized. Like Mr Yordy, on the first day of school he jumped on my desk! Mr. Koczaja is an all around great teacher. I would recommend this school to anybody who just wants a great school
—Submitted by a student


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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 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students65%
Female73%
Male59%
Black46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial58%
Native American41%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Special Education with Accomodation6%

Reading

All Students72%
Female83%
Male63%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial71%
Native American44%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Special Education with Accomodation28%

Writing

All Students69%
Female82%
Male58%
Black46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial65%
Native American50%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Special Education with Accomodation19%
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 Students59%
Female59%
Male60%
Black58%
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanic32%
Multiracial78%
Native American49%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Special Education with Accomodation14%

Reading

All Students81%
Female87%
Male75%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial94%
Native American57%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Special Education with Accomodation37%

Science

All Students47%
Female49%
Male44%
Black32%
Asian/Pacific Islander29%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial59%
Native American20%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%
Special Education with Accomodation13%

Writing

All Students73%
Female83%
Male64%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial88%
Native American46%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Special Education with Accomodation30%
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 46% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 20% 23%
Two or more races 11% 8%
Black 10% 4%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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