Mirror Lake Middle School

22901 Lake Hill Dr
Chugiak, AK 99567
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%
Serving 560 students in grades 6-8, Mirror Lake Middle School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 36%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 44%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 560 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • : Top 50% in AK
  • : 39% (Top 50%)
  • : 53% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Mirror Lake Middle School's student population of 560 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
560 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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School Rankings

Mirror Lake Middle School ranks within the top 50% of all 443 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Mirror Lake Middle School is 0.45, 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.
This School
State Level (AK)
#167 out of 443 schools
(Top 50%)
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39%
36%
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53%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
4%
22%
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Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
8%
8%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
73%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
11%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.45
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 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?
560 students attend Mirror Lake Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
73% of Mirror Lake Middle School students are White, 11% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are American Indian, 2% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Mirror Lake Middle School?
Mirror Lake Middle School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
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.

School Reviews

5   12/15/2021
I like this school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Someone
5   5/11/2018
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - anonymous
5   5/17/2016
Hellz yeah, I would recommend this school! Very organized and it's obvious that the teachers really care about the students.
- Posted by Parent - leona
2   2/6/2011
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.
- Posted by Parent - ywngu
2   9/26/2007
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - natas

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 560 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 39% (Top 50%)
  • : 53% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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