Ryan Middle School

Ryan Middle School serves 383 students in grades 7 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the AK average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority American Indian and Black), which is more than the state average of 51%.
Ryan Middle School operates within the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.

School Overview

The student population of 383 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 383 students
Ryan Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Ryan Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Ryan Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Ryan Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.72 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 14:1 17:1
Ryan Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
American Indian
19%
24%
Ryan Middle School American Indian Students (1990-2014)
Asian
4%
6%
Ryan Middle School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
5%
7%
Ryan Middle School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
10%
3%
Ryan Middle School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
46%
49%
Ryan Middle School White Students (1990-2014)
Hawaiian
1%
2%
Ryan Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2014)
Two or more races
15%
8%
Ryan Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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.
0.72 0.37
Ryan Middle School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
40%
36%
Ryan Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
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.
7%
6%
Ryan Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2014)

District Comparison

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District's student population of 14,105 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $15,305 in this district is less than the state average of $25,342. The district revenue/student has grown by 34% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $15,667 is less than the state average of $25,523. The district spending/student has grown by 30% over four years.
School District Name Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
Number of Schools
Managed
35
4
Number of Students Managed 14,105 405
Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $223 MM $10 MM
Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2014)
District Spending $228 MM $10 MM
Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District District Spending (1990-2014)
District Revenue / Student $15,305 $25,342
Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2014)
District Spending / Student $15,667 $25,523
Fairbanks North Star Borough   School District District Spending / Student (1992-2014)
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 Lathrop High School (0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Alternative Learning Systems (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Barnette Magnet School (0.2 miles away)
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  • FairbanksLathrop High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1075 students
    0 miles
    901 Airport Way
    FairbanksAK 99701
    (907)456-7794
    09-121075
  • FairbanksBarnette Magnet SchoolMagnet School
    Grades: PK-8 | 414 students
    0.2 miles
    1000 Barnette St
    FairbanksAK 99701
    (907)456-6072
    0.2PK-8414
  • FairbanksHunter Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 357 students
    0.3 miles
    1630 Gillam Way
    FairbanksAK 99701
    (907)456-5775
    0.3PK-6357
  • FairbanksAlternative Learning SystemsAlternative School
    Grades: PK-12 | 129 students
    0.4 miles
    520 Fifth Ave
    FairbanksAK 99701
    (907)452-2000
    0.4PK-12129
  • FairbanksFairbanks B.e.s.t.Alternative School
    Grades: KG-12 | 268 students
    0.4 miles
    520 Fifth Ave
    FairbanksAK 99701
    (907)452-2000
    0.4KG-12268

School Reviews

Ryan is a good school for all. The teachers are very dedicated to teaching all they can. The students there tend to be kind. I would recommend this school for music especially.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 09/01/15
Although there are some above average educators who serve the population at Ryan, the administration and support faculty: counselor, admin. assistants, psychologist, etc. are focused on preserving a reputation which is often a mere facade. The substantive issues of fulfilling the considerable potential of every student are relegated to a low priority. There are few role models which parents would want their students to emulate. Students with special needs are not well served, including gifted, and those with alternative learning styles or who come from non-traditional families.
- Posted by Teacher, 12/27/14

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