2700 W 100th
Anchorage, AK 99515
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Mears Middle School serves 684 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 18:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 684 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

School Overview

Mears Middle School's student population of 684 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
684 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
39 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 0.77, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State 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 Ratio
18:1
13:1
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American Indian
8%
22%
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Asian
12%
5%
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Hispanic
9%
7%
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Black
4%
3%
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White
40%
47%
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Hawaiian
7%
3%
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Two or more races
20%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.77
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School Calendar

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Event
Date
National Holiday - Thanksgiving Break -No School!!
November 24, 2022 (Thursday)
ASD Spring Break - No School
March 11, 2023 (Saturday)
Last Day With Students
May 23, 2023 (Tuesday)
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 684 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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