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Tanana Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 514 students

 
 

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3 stars

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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


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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 2011.

232 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
69%

2008

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2011.

232 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
84%

2008

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2011.

230 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
81%

2008

 
 
74%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 68% in 2011.

257 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
72%

2008

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

257 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
87%

2008

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2011.

252 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
55%

2008

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 77% in 2011.

254 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
80%

2008

 
 
80%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students72%
Female72%
Male73%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial61%
Native American>=80%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female78%
Male79%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial67%
Native American71%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female80%
Male71%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial58%
Native American71%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial65%
Native American69%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners36%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Black76%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=80%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial82%
Native American>=80%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners62%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female59%
Male60%
Black43%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic52%
Multiracial53%
Native American42%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities<=10%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners<=20%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female90%
Male69%
Black66%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=80%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial71%
Native American69%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners33%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 57% 52%
Black 13% 4%
Hispanic 12% 6%
Two or more races 9% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 23%
Asian 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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