Gruening Middle School

8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Gruening Middle School

Gruening Middle School is a public school located in Anchorage, Alaska. It is part of the Anchorage School District and serves students in grades 6-8. The school is named after Ernest Gruening, the former Governor of Alaska and United States Senator.
Gruening Middle School offers a variety of academic programs to meet the needs of its students. The school has a strong focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. It also offers a robust art and music program, as well as a variety of extracurricular activities.
Gruening Middle School is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all students. The school has a strong anti-bullying policy, as well as a variety of services to support the social and emotional needs of its students.
Gruening Middle School is a great place for students to learn and grow. With its strong academic programs and supportive environment, Gruening Middle School is an excellent choice for families looking for a quality education.

Address:

16525 S Birchwood Loop Rd
Chugiak, AK 99567

Phone:

(907) 742-3600

Site:

www.asdk12.org/gruening

Grades:

6 – 8

Enrollment:

448 students

Overview Gruening Middle School

Gruening Middle School serves 448 students in grades 6-8.
Gruening 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 42% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60% (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 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Verdict on Gruening Middle School

Gruening 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 Gruening Middle School is 0.60, which is less 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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