Ryan Middle School

1450 Cowles
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3.75 5 1 (4 reviews)
Ryan Middle School serves 371 students in grades 7-8.
Ryan Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 40%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Ryan Middle School's student population of 371 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students371 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

Ryan Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 466 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Ryan Middle School is 0.72, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#291 out of 466 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:117:1
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American Indian
12%
23%
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Asian
4%
6%
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Hispanic
9%
7%
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Black
8%
3%
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White
48%
47%
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Hawaiian
3%
3%
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Two or more races
16%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.720.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Ryan Middle School is Lathrop High School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Barnette Magnet School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fairbanks Lathrop High School Math: 18% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,023 student
    0.0 miles
    901 Airport Way
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 456-7794
    0 9-12 1,023
  • Fairbanks Barnette Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 60% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-8 | 431 students
    0.2 miles
    1000 Barnette St
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 456-6072
    0.2 PK-8 431
  • Fairbanks Hunter Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 374 students
    0.3 miles
    1630 Gillam Way
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 456-5775
    0.3 PK-6 374
  • Fairbanks Alternative Learning Systems Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-12 | 111 students
    0.4 miles
    520 Fifth Ave
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 452-2000
    0.4 PK-12 111
  • Fairbanks Fairbanks B.e.s.t. Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 292 students
    0.4 miles
    520 Fifth Ave
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 452-2000
    0.4 K-12 292

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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