2905 Lake Otis Rkwy
Anchorage, AK 99508
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Alaska state level of 15:1.
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).

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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 449 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
449 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

Wendler Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 461 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#326 out of 461 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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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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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.86
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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 District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) 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.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Students: 449 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 82%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.86 (Top 5%)

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