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Tanana Middle School

5
11 reviews
Grades
7-8
Students
385
Type
Public
600 Trainor Gate Road
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 452-8145

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As a parent I feel bad that I have sent my daughter to this school. Every time I have approached the school about an issue I have been blown off with no results. Even when I approached the school regarding a safety and security concern after threatening phone calls. Our military children deserve a better school than this. After the first three weeks my daughter came home and told me that they were repeating everything she started in the 6th grade. When I contacted the counselor about comparing the two curriculums and possibly moving her up to either grade she said that her three weeks of grades (at the new school that she started three weeks late) did not support it. She would not even consider it. I am writing this review to save other parents the frustration and their middle schoolers the frustration of attending this school. The only reason why I am giving this school a bad and not a terrible review is because my daughter did have wonderful art, advisory and PE teachers.
Posted by a parent on 5/20/2015
I go here. I'm entering 8th grade, and when I first started, I was solo scared I would be bullied, get lost, ect. But the teachers delt with bullying very appropriately and they were forgiving about being late, and they reallybtook time with each student. There was always an adult to talk to if needed, and by far the best school experience I've had. The homework is tough but it teaches. There are also many very fun activities. Volleyball games was my favorite. They were always upbeat an exciting. Sold good food too =^.^= I was part of tatu and that was very fun! The environment was always very welcoming. Tanana is like my 2nd home. I really recommend this school!!! Go Tanana eagles!!!
Posted by a community member on 7/18/2014
Tanana is a fabulous school! Being in the military, we have spent time in many different schools. Tanana is the best middle school we have ever been a part of. The counselors are incredible and really get to know each and every student. The teachers truly seem to love their job, and do their best to challenge and encourage students. The school also provides more challenging work for those students who may excel and need more. Bullying has not seemed to be an issue at all, and there is a warmth in the school that is felt despite the intense chilly temperatures OUTSIDE. The music program is great, and the sports teams really have fun and have wonderful coaches that set great examples for the students in sportsmanship while still teaching great athletic skills. The only complaint I have is that the students only can choose one elective. And that we have to move away from this awesome school (oops. I guess that was 2 complaints). We truly love this school. Tanana is fabulous!
Posted by a parent on 10/29/2013
This school has the best atmosphere of any school I've ever worked. Everyone at the school is working towards what is best for students.
Posted by a teacher on 4/4/2012
hi im coming to this schoo in a wwek or 2 cant wait going to be in the eighth grade and this schol seems cool but not fun.but ill see how it goes when i get their.
Posted by a community member on 1/11/2011
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Fairbanks schools - Tanana Middle School is located at 600 Trainor Gate Road, Fairbanks AK 99701. Tanana Middle School is in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. Tanana Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 7-8.

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