Ryan Middle School

  • Ryan Middle School serves 353 students in grades 7-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the AK average of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • Ryan Middle School operates within the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 353 students has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 353 students
Ryan Middle School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Ryan Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Ryan Middle School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Ryan Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AK) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 18:1
Ryan Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
American Indian
18%
24%
Ryan Middle School American Indian Students (1991-2015)
Asian
4%
6%
Ryan Middle School Asian Students (1991-2015)
Hispanic
8%
7%
Ryan Middle School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
6%
3%
Ryan Middle School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
47%
48%
Ryan Middle School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
1%
3%
Ryan Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2015)
Two or more races
16%
9%
Ryan Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Ryan Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AK All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.72 0.36
Ryan Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
42%
38%
Ryan Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
5%
Ryan Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2005-2015)

District Comparison

  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District's student population of 13,863 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $18,002 in this district is less than the state average of $27,880. The district revenue/student has grown by 24% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $18,296 is less than the state average of $27,459. The district spending/student has grown by 20% over four years.
School District Name Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
Number of Schools
Managed
35
4
Number of Students Managed 13,863 399
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $254 MM $11 MM
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $258 MM $11 MM
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $18,002 $27,880
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $18,296 $27,459
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
4  5/13/2017
I think that this is quite a good school. It's kept clean, and organized at most times. One of the biggest pro's is the school's dedication to preventing suicide, which is very important in my opinion.
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5  9/1/2015
Ryan is a good school for all. The teachers are very dedicated to teaching all they can. The students there tend to be kind. I would recommend this school for music especially.
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2  12/27/2014
Although there are some above average educators who serve the population at Ryan, the administration and support faculty: counselor, admin. assistants, psychologist, etc. are focused on preserving a reputation which is often a mere facade. The substantive issues of fulfilling the considerable potential of every student are relegated to a low priority. There are few role models which parents would want their students to emulate. Students with special needs are not well served, including gifted, and those with alternative learning styles or who come from non-traditional families.
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