Mirror Lake Middle School serves 486 students in grades 6-8.
Mirror Lake Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).
Quick Stats (2023)
- School Type: Magnet School
- Grades: 6-8
- Enrollment: 486 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
- Minority Enrollment: 31%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50% in AK
- Math Proficiency: 39% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 53% (Top 20%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education
Mirror Lake Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Mirror Lake Middle School's student population of 486 students has declined by 25% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Mirror Lake Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 443 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Mirror Lake Middle School is 0.50, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#167 out of 443 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Mirror Lake Middle School's ranking?
Mirror Lake Middle School is ranked #167 out of 443 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Alaska.
What schools are Mirror Lake Middle School often compared to?
Mirror Lake Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Gruening Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while 53% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).
How many students attend Mirror Lake Middle School?
486 students attend Mirror Lake Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
69% of Mirror Lake Middle School students are White, 14% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are American Indian, 3% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Mirror Lake Middle School?
Mirror Lake Middle School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 13:1.
What grades does Mirror Lake Middle School offer ?
Mirror Lake Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Mirror Lake Middle School part of?
Mirror Lake Middle School is part of Anchorage School District.
I like this school.
very great school. some teachers are not so good but they are outnumbered 5/1. We have band, orchestra, choir, jazz band, and music keyboarding/dance so we have lots of music. PE is mandatory to take(some students cant because their schedules don't allow it). We also have cultural art and regular art, wilderness safety, business education(this one is pretty bad but we do have it), and wood shop/applied tech. Overall great school! would reccommend. Now i will give gruening 1/5 because mlms is better.
Hellz yeah, I would recommend this school! Very organized and it's obvious that the teachers really care about the students.
It is a very nice looking school with great facilities. However, Some teachers at the school use ridicule or put downs to get their points across in class. The curriculum is good, however it is sometimes hard to track what the children are supposed to do. Some responsibility goes to the child however, parents need a place they can check to see that everything is as it should be. The school also seems to be so focused on their music program they don’t pay attention to much else.
Mirrior Lake Mirror School lacks in many areas.First acedemics.Teachers teach at a lower area than where student at the age range should be.Second it lacks parent involment.Students are almost hardley ever punished for inapropiate behavior.Last but not least it is very divided.Only 2 precent of the school is african american and everyone is divided into thier onwn racial backgrounds.
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