Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School

8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School

Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School is a public school located in Juneau, Alaska. The school serves students in grades 6-8 and is part of the Juneau School District. The school is named after the Tlingit phrase “Dzantik’i Heeni” which translates to “place of learning”.
The school has a strong focus on preparing students for college and career readiness. They offer a wide range of classes to help students build the skills they need to succeed. In addition to core classes such as math, science, and English, the school also offers classes such as art, music, and technology.
The school also provides many extracurricular activities, including sports teams, clubs, and other activities. These activities help students develop leadership skills and build relationships with their peers.
The school has a strong sense of community and a commitment to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all students. The staff and teachers are dedicated to helping students reach their full potential and to providing the best education possible.

Address:

1600 Renninger St
Juneau, AK 99801

Phone:

(907) 796-5800

Site:

www.cms.k12.nc.us/Pages/default.aspx

Grades:

6 – 8

Enrollment:

410 students

Overview Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School

Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School serves 410 students in grades 6-8.
Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (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 55-59% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Verdict on Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School

Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School is ranked within the top 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 Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School is 0.74, 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.

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