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North Pole Middle School

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5 reviews of this school


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Posted March 5, 2010

The absolutely worst school that we have ever seen when it comes to preventing bullying at school. Frequently it is the person that is bullied that receives most of the suspension. This school does not allow for a student to achieve goals. They will hinder the academic development of students at any cost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

North Pole Middle School Has Been A foudation Of Learning For Many Years. Some Teachers Have Gone And Some Stayed.. But One TEacher Comes to mine.. Not Only is She An awesome teacher, she click with the kids and sparks fly from their minds while this teacher is teaching the children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

It is a really good school there. The teachers help kids in many ways to understand what they are learning and they have a great varity of extra caricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2006

I have been very satisified with the quality of the academic programs at this school. The courses offered include those for special needs children, and gifted children. The curriculum provided has been interesting and challenging for my child. There are also a myriad of extracurricular activities available. However, there is no provided transporation from after-shcool activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2005

This school is what vacationers, tourists, etc. should look at when they come to AK, a well kept, succesful school that made all 6 of my teens happy as a middle schooler when they were super nervous! Thanks NPMS Singed, A happy parent (Jane H.)
—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 70% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
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 69% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

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

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students72%
Female73%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial50%
Native American56%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Special Education with Accomodation18%

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracial71%
Native American67%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Special Education with Accomodation25%

Writing

All Students67%
Female76%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial43%
Native American44%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Special Education with Accomodation12%
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 Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial69%
Native American58%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Special Education with Accomodation29%

Reading

All Students82%
Female84%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial65%
Native American72%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Special Education with Accomodation33%

Writing

All Students76%
Female81%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial65%
Native American62%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
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 Students66%
Female70%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial62%
Native American38%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Special Education with Accomodation22%

Reading

All Students87%
Female93%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracial69%
Native American72%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Special Education with Accomodation41%

Science

All Students64%
Female65%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial54%
Native American39%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Special Education with Accomodation17%

Writing

All Students75%
Female86%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial69%
Native American64%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Special Education with Accomodation18%
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 73% 51%
Two or more races 9% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 23%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Black 2% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 24%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 East 8th Ave
North Pole, AK 99705
Phone: (907) 488-2271

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