Wendler Middle School

2905 Lake Otis Rkwy
Anchorage, AK 99508
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Wendler Middle School serves 449 students in grades 7-8.
Wendler 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 19% (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 38% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Wendler Middle School's student population of 449 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students449 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

Wendler 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 Wendler Middle School is 0.86, 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
#318 out of 466 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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American Indian
14%
23%
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Asian
16%
6%
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Hispanic
16%
7%
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Black
9%
3%
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White
18%
47%
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Hawaiian
9%
3%
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Two or more races
18%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.860.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
11%
6%
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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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Wendler Middle School is King Career Center (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Mclaughlin Secondary School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lake Otis Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Anchorage Lake Otis Elementary School Math: 26% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 435 students
    0.2 miles
    3331 Lake Otis Pkwy
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    (907) 742-7400
    0.2 PK-6 435
  • Anchorage King Career Center Vocational School
    Grades: 10-12
    0.3 miles
    2650 E Northern Lights Blvd
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    (907) 742-8900
    0.3 10-12 n/a
  • Anchorage Mclaughlin Secondary School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 76 students
    0.4 miles
    2600 Providence Dr
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    (907) 742-1120
    0.4 6-12 76
  • Anchorage Rogers Park Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 66% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-6 | 549 students
    0.6 miles
    1400 E Northern Lights Blvd
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    (907) 742-4800
    0.6 PK-6 549
  • Anchorage Anchorage Stream Academy Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 109 students
    0.9 miles
    7801 E 32nd Ave
    Anchorage, AK 99521
    (907) 742-9000
    0.9 6-8 109

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