Hanshew Middle School is situated in South Anchorage at the foot of the Chugach Mountains and is attended by 700 students in grades 7-8. Hanshew is home to a richly diverse population.
The school community is focused on academic excellence. We are dedicated to providing a supportive environment where students will learn and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and ethics necessary to become successful members of society. Our school focuses on intentionally structuring a caring, positive learning environment with high expectations for academic achievement.
We serve seventh and eighth grade students through an academically challenging curriculum. In addition to core areas of instruction we strive to support evey student's academic, behavioral, and social and emotional needs through our Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) model. Hanshew purposefully offers a rich selection of electives for student engagement which include Band, Orchestra, Choir, Art, Spanish and French Languages, Student Government, School Business Partnerships, World Cultures, STEM courses, Robotics, CTE (Applied Tech, Business Education), and Yearbook.