Randy Smith Middle School

  • Randy Smith Middle School serves 295 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (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 47% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Randy Smith 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 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

School Overview

  • Randy Smith Middle School's student population of 295 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students295 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Randy Smith Middle School is ranked within the top 50% 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 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Randy Smith Middle School is 0.57, 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)#179 out of 465 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:117:1
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American Indian
12%
23%
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Asian
2%
6%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
2%
3%
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White
62%
47%
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Two or more races
19%
11%
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Diversity Score0.570.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFairbanks North Star Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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