Mirror Lake Middle School

  • Mirror Lake Middle School serves 683 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Mirror Lake Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) 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 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Mirror Lake Middle School's student population of 683 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students683 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mirror Lake Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 465 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#130 out of 465 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
4%
23%
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Asian
2%
6%
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Hispanic
10%
7%
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Black
1%
3%
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White
69%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
3%
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Two or more races
14%
11%
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Diversity Score0.500.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
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

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  3.50 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
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.
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5  
Hellz yeah, I would recommend this school! Very organized and it's obvious that the teachers really care about the students.
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2  
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.
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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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