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During the 2019 - 2020 school year there are between 730 to 750 students who attend Jane Mears Middle School in grades 7 and 8.
The Mears mascot is a black panther and our school colors are gold and black.
Mears Middle School is named after Jane Mears. Mrs. Mears helped to form the first school in Anchorage in 1915. It is currently a listed historic building, The Pioneer School House. A biography of Jane Wainwright Mears can be found on the Alaska History website.
Mears is organized around a middle school, team format. The students of a team, generally, share the same science, langauge arts, math, and social studies teacher. This gives students a smaller learning community since a team typically consists of only 130 students. A set of team teachers has a specific time period during the day. Some of the things they do during team time are: discuss upcoming projects, discuss students who stand out and those who may need additional help, plan field trips, and more. Use the Team link on the left to see a list of team names and the teachers that contribute to that team.
The Anchorage School District Middle School Handbook provides students with rules, guidelines, and procedures for many things. All students should read the handbook and be familiar with what it contains. Use the link on the left to access a digital version of the handbook.