10121 Lake Otis Pkwy
Anchorage, AK 99507
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Hanshew Middle School serves 682 students in grades 7-8.
Hanshew Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 22% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 36% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Asian and American Indian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

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School Overview

Hanshew Middle School's student population of 682 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
682 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
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School Rankings

Hanshew Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 461 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Hanshew Middle School is 0.79, which is more 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 Data
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State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#296 out of 461 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
12%
23%
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Asian
12%
6%
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Hispanic
11%
7%
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Black
5%
3%
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White
38%
47%
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Hawaiian
4%
3%
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Two or more races
18%
11%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.79
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Students: 682 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.79 (Top 20%)

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