George H. Gilson Middle School

  • George H. Gilson Middle School serves 138 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • George H. Gilson Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

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School Overview

  • George H. Gilson Middle School's student population of 138 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students138 students
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Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
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School Comparison

  • George H. Gilson Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 465 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of George H. Gilson Middle School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#147 out of 465 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:117:1
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American Indian
11%
23%
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Asian
5%
6%
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Hispanic
2%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
63%
47%
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Hawaiian
2%
3%
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Two or more races
17%
11%
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Diversity Score0.560.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameValdez City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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