Ryan Middle School

  • Ryan Middle School serves 391 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 31% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 32% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Ryan Middle School's student population of 391 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students391 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ryan Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ryan Middle School is 0.73, which is more 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
35%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
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American Indian
13%
23%
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Asian
4%
6%
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Hispanic
9%
7%
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Black
7%
3%
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White
46%
47%
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Hawaiian
3%
3%
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Two or more races
18%
11%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ryan Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score0.730.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFairbanks North Star Borough School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.75 out of 5  (4 reviews)
4  
Ryan is a solid school. It has a lot to offer in the arts (music, drama, art, dance) and dedicated teachers. There is a diverse population with something for everyone (sports, native youth olympics, multiple clubs, school exchange possibilities, etc.). It is a beautiful, clean building and for the most part quality teachers that care about helping students learn and succeed.
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4  
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  
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  
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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