Mears Middle School

  • Mears Middle School serves 798 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 29% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 44% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Asian and American Indian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53%.

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School Overview

  • Mears Middle School's student population of 798 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students798 students
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Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mears Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Mears Middle School is 0.75, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
35%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
10%
23%
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Asian
12%
6%
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Hispanic
7%
7%
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Black
3%
3%
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White
44%
47%
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Hawaiian
5%
3%
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Two or more races
19%
11%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mears Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score0.750.36
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnchorage School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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