Wendler Middle School

2905 Lake Otis Rkwy
Anchorage, AK 99508
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Wendler Middle School serves 447 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 36% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 447 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Wendler Middle School's student population of 447 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
447 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Wendler Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 443 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Wendler Middle School is 0.85, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#307 out of 443 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
15%
22%
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Asian
13%
5%
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Hispanic
13%
8%
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Black
7%
2%
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White
20%
47%
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Hawaiian
11%
3%
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Two or more races
21%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.85
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
21%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Wendler is a vibrant, diverse School and it focus on academic challenges and thorough preparation for high school and beyond. In addition, Wendler provides skill remediation targeted to academic improvement bringing students up to, and above, grade level. As a functioning and inclusive middle school, Wendler provides a wide ranging and exploration-based elective program engaging students, often for the first time, in the arts. Students, parents and staff take pride in Wendler's role as a community partner and students participate in service projects that enrich that experience. Parents work directly with teachers and staff to foster academic success for our students and promote direct connections with local businesses, including a functioning branch of a local credit union here at the school. Wendler is a safe and caring place, with a positive and secure climate that promotes individual responsibility and academic growth. Wendler’s friendly and helpful atmosphere breaks down barriers and supports an active and creative learning environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Wendler Middle School's ranking?
Wendler Middle School is ranked #307 out of 443 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alaska.
What schools are Wendler Middle School often compared to?
Wendler Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Hanshew Middle School, Romig Middle School, Goldenview Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while 36% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).
How many students attend Wendler Middle School?
447 students attend Wendler Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
21% of Wendler Middle School students are Two or more races, 20% of students are White, 15% of students are American Indian, 13% of students are Asian, 13% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are Hawaiian, and 7% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Wendler Middle School?
Wendler Middle School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Wendler Middle School offer ?
Wendler Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Wendler Middle School part of?
Wendler Middle School is part of Anchorage School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 447 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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