Gruening Middle School

9601 Lee St
Eagle River, AK 99577
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Gruening Middle School serves 616 students in grades 6-8.
Gruening Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 40%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Top Placements

Gruening Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

Gruening Middle School's student population of 616 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students616 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

Gruening Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 466 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Gruening Middle School is 0.54, 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 Testing Rank
#106 out of 466 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
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American Indian
4%
23%
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Asian
3%
6%
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Hispanic
11%
7%
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Black
5%
3%
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White
66%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
10%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.540.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnchorage School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Gruening Middle School is Alaska Middle College School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Alaska Native Cultural Charter School (8.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Homestead Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Eagle River Homestead Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-6 | 326 students
    0.4 miles
    18001 Baranoff St
    Eagle River, AK 99577
    (907) 742-3550
    0.4 PK-6 326
  • Eagle River Alpenglow Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-6 | 516 students
    0.9 miles
    19201 Driftwood Bay Dr
    Eagle River, AK 99577
    (907) 742-3300
    0.9 PK-6 516
  • Eagle River Alaska Middle College School
    Grades: 11-12 | 152 students
    1.0 miles
    10928 Eagle River Rd
    Eagle River, AK 99577
    (907) 742-2744
    1 11-12 152
  • Eagle River Eagle River Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-6 | 427 students
    1.0 miles
    19900 Old Eagle River Rd
    Eagle River, AK 99577
    (907) 742-3000
    1 PK-6 427
  • Palmer Mat-su Middle College School
    Grades: 11-12 | 161 students
    1.0 miles
    8295 East College Drive
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907) 746-8485
    1 11-12 161

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