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7-8
Public district
Fairbanks, AK
Students enrolled: 504
 

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600 Trainor Gate Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99701

(907) 452-8145
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Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
May 20, 2015
No, they simply react to bad behavior. The problem is that the bad behavior that gets addressed is the only bad behavior that is so blatant it can't be ignored. The walk around with blinders on. If you call teens kissing other teens in the hallway between classes, then yes. (insert sarcasm)

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
May 20, 2015
No, I don't feel like this school develops any of these characteristics in our students. While there are a few great teachers, the terrible-should-be-fired-teachers out number them significantly.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly disagree
May 20, 2015
No, my daughter has told me about several occasions of other girls being mean, very mean to other girls and nothing being done about it. Mean girl problems that would go on for months.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2015
As a parent I feel bad that I have sent my daughter to this school. Every time I have approached the school about an issue I have been blown off with no results. Even when I approached the school regarding a safety and security concern after threatening phone calls. Our military children deserve a better school than this. After the first three weeks my daughter came home and told me that they were repeating everything she started in the 6th grade. When I contacted the counselor about comparing the two curriculums and possibly moving her up to either grade she said that her three weeks of grades (at the new school that she started three weeks late) did not support it. She would not even consider it. I am writing this review to save other parents the frustration and their middle schoolers the frustration of attending this school. The only reason why I am giving this school a bad and not a terrible review is because my daughter did have wonderful art, advisory and PE teachers.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective
May 20, 2015
My daughter has had a couple wonderful teachers who she has learned a lot in the class, mostly art and PE. Yep, sad I know. But the science teacher, was very hard to communicate with and my daughter was scared to even talk to him. I had a hard time communicating with him even as an adult.

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Amount of homework: Not enough
May 20, 2015
My daughter rarely had homework, maybe one night per week, if that and managed to maintain a 3.0 all year. During the entire year my daughter read 2, maybe three books in English class.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly disagree
May 20, 2015
On several occasions when my daughter addressed her science and math teachers with issues and requested help. Their response was "Go do it again". The teachers do not ask the students for missing work or even ask the student why they didn't turn assignments in. They work against the students making it difficult for them to turn in late work to "teach them a lesson". So if you call trying to learn within an very unsupportive, poor communication environment that makes it difficult to succeed then yes they are building grit and determination. But I would argue that this military life has taught my daughter more about persistence, grit and determination and this school has taught her how to live in frustration.

- submitted by a parent

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!!!

- submitted by a community member

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

April 04, 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

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.

- submitted by a community member

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

November 03, 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

August 16, 2008
Excellent school! Good experiences here.

- submitted by a parent

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

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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Tanana Middle School
600 Trainor Gate Rd, Fairbanks, AK  99701
(907) 452-8145
Last modified Tanana Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Tanana Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top