Mears Middle School

2700 W 100th
Anchorage, AK 99515
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Mears Middle School serves 802 students in grades 7-8.
Mears 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 33% (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 40% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Asian and American Indian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Top Rankings

Mears Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

Mears Middle School's student population of 802 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students802 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Rankings

Mears 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 Mears Middle School is 0.75, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#251 out of 461 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:115:1
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American Indian
10%
23%
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Asian
10%
6%
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Hispanic
9%
7%
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Black
3%
3%
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White
44%
47%
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Hawaiian
6%
3%
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Two or more races
18%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.750.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
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 Mears Middle School is Dimond High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Focus Homeschool (2.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bayshore Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Anchorage Bayshore Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-6 | 468 students
    0.7 miles
    10500 Bayshore Dr
    Anchorage, AK 99515
    (907) 742-5360
    0.7 PK-6 468
  • Anchorage Chinook Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 38% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 536 students
    0.8 miles
    3101 W 88th Ave
    Anchorage, AK 99502
    (907) 742-6700
    0.8 PK-6 536
  • Anchorage Dimond High School Magnet School
    Math: 28% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,652 student
    0.8 miles
    2909 W 88th Ave
    Anchorage, AK 99502
    (907) 742-7000
    0.8 9-12 1,652
  • Anchorage Klatt Elementary School Math: 48% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 407 students
    1.4 miles
    11900 Puma St
    Anchorage, AK 99515
    (907) 742-5750
    1.4 PK-6 407
  • Anchorage Sand Lake Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 57% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 654 students
    1.7 miles
    7500 Jewel Lake Rd
    Anchorage, AK 99502
    (907) 243-2161
    1.7 PK-6 654

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