Tanana Middle School

Public 7-8

 600 Trainor Gate Rd
       Fairbanks, AK  99701-3243


(907) 452-8145

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District: Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
81st of 99 Alaska Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,797 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  17.1
Number of students:  343

Racial breakdown:

White:
53.6%
Two or more races:
13.1%
Hispanic:
12.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  38.5%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Alaska Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Tanana Middle School ranks worse than 81.8% of middle schools in Alaska. It also ranks last among 4 ranked middle schools in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.29. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Tanana Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (53.6%), two or more races (13.1%), Hispanic (12%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 38.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Tanana Middle School is 17.1, which is the 2nd best among 4 middle schools in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Tanana Middle School is $17,797. 2 middle schools in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Tanana Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Tanana Middle School 81st of 99 Alaska public middle schools. (See Tanana Middle School in the ranking list.)

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Fairbanks North Star Borough School District 18th of 22 Alaska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Tanana Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 80.65 18th 138 87.0%
2006 76.80 29th 132 78.0%
2007 78.35 25th 128 80.5%
2008 75.79 29th 132 78.0%
2009 73.26 29th 131 77.9%
2010 77.67 23rd 136 83.1%
2011 74.32 30th 133 77.4%
2012 73.84 40th 135 70.4%
2013 73.33 41st 136 69.9%
2014 75.95 31st 138 77.5%
2015 51.40 74th 151 51.0%
2017 39.88 56th 88 36.4%
2018 40.87 62nd 96 35.4%
2019 23.29 81st 99 18.2%

Data source: test scores: Alaska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a student
Saturday, February 6, 2021

Open Quote I went to this school for my 7th grade, and overall I was disgusted. This school lacked to prepare students to lead the way, every day. But although, I did like the small atmosphere for I thought it was easy to know everyone plus finding my way around was also pretty easy, but as I attended this school I never felt safe for students brought and did drugs along with alcohol numerous times. I witnessed teachers repetitively search in students' lockers to find any possessive drugs or any other "inappropriate things". I also heard educators actually cussing in front of their students! This is not the kind of behavior you would expect to see from a Middle School. And according to news and previous issues, this school had to deal with students posing racial threats that brought immense tension throughout the school. This staff really needs to focus on helping students' health, safety, and their characters in interacting with each other. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Tanana Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 392 32 13 17 37 n/a n/a 0 491
1990 478 57 21 16 42 n/a n/a 0 614
1991 544 77 25 18 44 n/a n/a 0 708
1992 570 82 23 22 39 n/a n/a 0 736
1993 579 104 27 24 58 n/a n/a 0 792
1994 584 102 23 36 56 n/a n/a 0 801
1995 524 80 26 26 67 n/a n/a 0 723
1996 524 80 26 26 67 n/a n/a 0 723
1997 553 74 27 28 62 n/a n/a 0 744
1998 599 86 33 28 90 n/a n/a 0 836
1999 660 85 30 28 83 n/a n/a 0 886
2000 496 51 29 17 57 n/a n/a 0 650
2001 420 59 26 24 65 n/a n/a 0 594
2002 401 57 21 28 62 n/a n/a 0 569
2003 401 57 21 28 62 n/a n/a 0 569
2004 390 49 16 37 77 n/a n/a 0 569
2005 395 65 18 41 82 n/a n/a 0 601
2006 366 62 17 43 72 n/a n/a 0 560
2007 337 54 19 38 66 n/a n/a 0 514
2008 307 46 28 30 62 n/a n/a 0 473
2009 299 44 14 47 44 8 46 0 502
2010 331 66 17 52 47 14 0 0 527
2011 295 68 11 60 31 5 44 0 514
2012 296 58 10 52 40 4 44 0 504
2013 296 54 15 51 47 5 45 0 513
2014 273 32 16 60 49 7 37 0 474
2015 251 48 4 66 38 8 48 0 463
2016 255 42 11 65 32 9 60 0 474
2017 253 39 8 48 28 7 48 0 431
2018 224 29 5 42 27 8 50 0 385
2019 237 27 12 39 25 10 50 0 400
2020 184 23 10 41 29 11 45 0 343

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Tanana Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 491 28.0 17.5 9.2
1990 614 32.5 18.8 9.4
1991 708 43.0 16.4 11.3
1992 736 43.0 17.1 8.7
1993 792 43.0 18.4 8.1
1994 801 43.0 18.6 8
1995 723 44.7 16.2 11.2
1996 723 44.7 16.2 11.2
1997 744 44.7 16.6 13.4
1998 836 50.5 16.6 17.1
1999 886 55.0 16.1 20.2
2000 650 41.0 15.9 14
2001 594 36.0 16.5 19.7
2002 569 34.0 16.7 19
2003 569 34.0 16.7 19
2004 569 34.5 16.5 24.4
2005 601 31.6 19.0 25.6
2006 560 30.9 18.1 28.8
2007 514 29.0 17.7 26.5
2008 473 26.0 18.2 23.7
2009 502 28.3 17.7 27.3
2010 527 31.0 17.0 28.8
2011 514 34.5 14.8 32.7
2012 504 34.5 14.6 31.7
2013 513 33.0 15.5 39.8
2014 474 30.0 15.8 38.2
2015 463 26.0 17.8 41.7
2016 474 27.0 17.5 36.3
2017 431 25.0 17.2 30.2
2018 385 22.7 16.9 36.1
2019 400 19.0 21.0 36.8
2020 343 20.0 17.1 38.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Tanana Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 491 28.0 17.5 9.2
1990 614 32.5 18.8 9.4
1991 708 43.0 16.4 11.3
1992 736 43.0 17.1 8.7
1993 792 43.0 18.4 8.1
1994 801 43.0 18.6 8
1995 723 44.7 16.2 11.2
1996 723 44.7 16.2 11.2
1997 744 44.7 16.6 13.4
1998 836 50.5 16.6 17.1
1999 886 55.0 16.1 20.2
2000 650 41.0 15.9 14
2001 594 36.0 16.5 19.7
2002 569 34.0 16.7 19
2003 569 34.0 16.7 19
2004 569 34.5 16.5 24.4
2005 601 31.6 19.0 25.6
2006 560 30.9 18.1 28.8
2007 514 29.0 17.7 26.5
2008 473 26.0 18.2 23.7
2009 502 28.3 17.7 27.3
2010 527 31.0 17.0 28.8
2011 514 34.5 14.8 32.7
2012 504 34.5 14.6 31.7
2013 513 33.0 15.5 39.8
2014 474 30.0 15.8 38.2
2015 463 26.0 17.8 41.7
2016 474 27.0 17.5 36.3
2017 431 25.0 17.2 30.2
2018 385 22.7 16.9 36.1
2019 400 19.0 21.0 36.8
2020 343 20.0 17.1 38.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Tanana Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,144 (6.4%) $16,653 (93.6%) $17,797

Data source: Alaska Department of Education




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Alaska Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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