Mears Middle School

Mears Middle School serves 832 students in grades 7-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the AK average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Asian and American Indian), which is more than the state average of 49%.
Mears Middle School operates within the Anchorage School District.

Overview

The student population of 832 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 832 students
Mears Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 42% Male / 58%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 53 teachers
Mears Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Mears Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AK) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 13:1
Mears Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
9%
23%
Mears Middle School American Indian (1989-2012)
Asian
10%
6%
Mears Middle School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
8%
6%
Mears Middle School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
4%
4%
Mears Middle School Black (1989-2012)
White
48%
51%
Mears Middle School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Mears Middle School Sch Ethnicity Mears Middle School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.71 0.68
Mears Middle School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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%
34%
Mears Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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 (2003-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 49,165 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Anchorage School District
Number of Schools
Managed
97
4
Number of Students Managed 49,165 395
Anchorage   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
District Total Revenue $650 MM $9 MM
Anchorage   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $737 MM $10 MM
Anchorage   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,304 $21,927
Anchorage   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,093 $24,242
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Dimond High School (0.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Chugach Extension Correspondence (2.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bayshore Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Anchorage Bayshore Elementary School
    10500 Bayshore Dr
    Anchorage , AK , 99515
    (907)742-5360
    0.7  mi  |  533  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Anchorage Dimond High School
    2909 West 88th Ave
    Anchorage , AK , 99502
    (907)742-7000
    0.8  mi  |  1717  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Anchorage Chinook Elementary School
    Alternative School
    3101 West 88th Ave
    Anchorage , AK , 99502
    (907)742-6700
    Alternative School
    0.8  mi  |  523  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Anchorage Klatt Elementary School
    11900 Puma St
    Anchorage , AK , 99515
    (907)742-5750
    1.4  mi  |  366  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Anchorage Sand Lake Elementary School
    7500 Jewel Lake Rd
    Anchorage , AK , 99502
    (907)243-2161
    1.7  mi  |  681  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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