Mears Middle School

Mears Middle School serves 817 students in grades 7 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the AK average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Asian and American Indian), which is more than the state average of 51%.
Mears Middle School operates within the Anchorage School District.

School Overview

The student population of 817 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 817 students
Mears Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Mears Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Mears Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Mears Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AK) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 17:1
Mears Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
American Indian
10%
24%
Mears Middle School American Indian Students (1989-2014)
Asian
14%
6%
Mears Middle School Asian Students (1989-2014)
Hispanic
9%
7%
Mears Middle School Black Students (1989-2014)
Black
2%
3%
Mears Middle School Black Students (1989-2014)
White
46%
49%
Mears Middle School White Students (1989-2014)
Hawaiian
5%
2%
Mears Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2014)
Two or more races
14%
8%
Mears Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Mears Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AK All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.74 0.37
Mears Middle School Diversity Score (1989-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
29%
36%
Mears Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
6%
Mears Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 48,159 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $13,836 is less than the state average of $25,342. The district revenue/student has grown by 38% over four years.
The district spending/student of $15,225 is less than the state average of $25,523. The district spending/student has grown by 22% over four years.
School District Name Anchorage School District
Number of Schools
Managed
97
4
Number of Students Managed 48,159 405
Anchorage   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $686 MM $10 MM
Anchorage   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $755 MM $10 MM
Anchorage   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $13,836 $25,342
Anchorage   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $15,225 $25,523
Anchorage   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Dimond High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Focus Homeschool (2.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bayshore Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • AnchorageBayshore Elementary School
    0.7 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 478 students10500 Bayshore Dr
    AnchorageAK 99515
    (907)742-5360
    0.7PK-6478
  • AnchorageChinook Elementary School
    Alternative School
    0.8 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 466 students3101 West 88th Ave
    AnchorageAK 99502
    (907)742-6700
    0.8PK-6466
  • AnchorageDimond High School
    0.8 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 1647 students2909 West 88th Ave
    AnchorageAK 99502
    (907)742-7000
    0.89-121647
  • AnchorageKlatt Elementary School
    1.4 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 405 students11900 Puma St
    AnchorageAK 99515
    (907)742-5750
    1.4PK-6405
  • AnchorageSand Lake Elementary School
    Magnet School
    1.7 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 660 students7500 Jewel Lake Rd
    AnchorageAK 99502
    (907)243-2161
    1.7PK-6660

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