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Tanana Middle School

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3 stars

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Posted July 18, 2014

I go here. I'm entering 8th grade, and when I first started, I was solo scared I would be bullied, get lost, ect. But the teachers delt with bullying very appropriately and they were forgiving about being late, and they reallybtook time with each student. There was always an adult to talk to if needed, and by far the best school experience I've had. The homework is tough but it teaches. There are also many very fun activities. Volleyball games was my favorite. They were always upbeat an exciting. Sold good food too =^.^= I was part of tatu and that was very fun! The environment was always very welcoming. Tanana is like my 2nd home. I really recommend this school!!! Go Tanana eagles!!!


Posted October 29, 2013

Tanana is a fabulous school! Being in the military, we have spent time in many different schools. Tanana is the best middle school we have ever been a part of. The counselors are incredible and really get to know each and every student. The teachers truly seem to love their job, and do their best to challenge and encourage students. The school also provides more challenging work for those students who may excel and need more. Bullying has not seemed to be an issue at all, and there is a warmth in the school that is felt despite the intense chilly temperatures OUTSIDE. The music program is great, and the sports teams really have fun and have wonderful coaches that set great examples for the students in sportsmanship while still teaching great athletic skills. The only complaint I have is that the students only can choose one elective. And that we have to move away from this awesome school (oops. I guess that was 2 complaints). We truly love this school. Tanana is fabulous!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2012

This school has the best atmosphere of any school I've ever worked. Everyone at the school is working towards what is best for students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 11, 2011

hi im coming to this schoo in a wwek or 2 cant wait going to be in the eighth grade and this schol seems cool but not fun.but ill see how it goes when i get their.


Posted November 16, 2009

This school is great!! the luchroom rules are ok but they should let kids sit any where they want to, other then that, the school is great. Good gym program, a ok social studies teacher, great math english and art teacher.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2009

This school is very good. It is almost perfect, but it has just a couple of little problems. The teachers are avarage(some are awesome, but some don't care about their kids at all. The rules at lunch are a little weird too. Everything else, though, is absolutely amazing. Very very safe, everyone is good at math, and you can also go to a higher math class if you want to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2008

Excellent school! Good experiences here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

Tanana was great. The teachers were awesome and I never had any issues. The disipline is good too. Middle school is middle school so take with a pinch of salt.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 15, 2007

The math program is very bad, and they only have one teacher to chose from, so if the teacher is not good enough the kids do not have any other choices. They need more teachers that actually care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

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

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

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

All Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial65%
Native American71%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Special Education with Accomodation27%

Reading

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial83%
Native American67%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Special Education with Accomodation30%

Writing

All Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial78%
Native American63%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
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

Math

All Students70%
Female73%
Male67%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial57%
Native American88%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Special Education with Accomodation23%

Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial90%
Native American100%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Special Education with Accomodation45%

Science

All Students61%
Female58%
Male63%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic35%
Multiracial57%
Native American50%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Special Education with Accomodation19%

Writing

All Students76%
Female84%
Male68%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial81%
Native American75%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Special Education with Accomodation36%
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 59% 51%
Black 12% 4%
Hispanic 10% 6%
Two or more races 9% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Fairbanks, AK 99701
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