Nikiski Middle-Senior High School

Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2004

History: Built in 1988, Nikiski Middle-Senior High School serves about 475 students in grades seven through 12.

Contact information

Principal John Owens

Asst. Principal Sandy Miller

Secretary Margie Warner


P.O. Box 7112

Nikiski, AK 99635

776-3456 (phone)

776-3486 (fax)


Demographics: About 85 percent of Nikiski High's students identify as Caucasian, while 1 percent are Hispanic; 2 percent Asian-Pacific Islander; 2 percent American Indian; and 10 percent Alaska Native. About 35 percent of the students live in economically disadvantaged homes, and 14 percent experience disabilities.

Staffing: Nikiski Middle-Senior High has a full-time principal, assistant principal and athletic director, nearly 19 full-time teaching positions, two specialists and five special education teachers. There also are 1.76 special education aide positions, a part-time nurse, 2.5 secretary positions and 4.5 custodian positions. Teachers at Nikiski High have a combined average of more than 10 years experience with the district.

AYP: Nikiski Middle-Senior High School did not make adequate yearly progress during the 2002-03 school year. While 78 percent of students passed language arts tests and 69 percent passed math, those identified as students with disabilities had a lower passing rate, with only 14 percent scoring "proficient" in language arts and 10 percent passing math. Nikiski High did make AYP in 2003-04, with 73 percent of students proficient in language arts and 67 percent proficient in math. The students with disabilities subgroup again came in below the required proficiency rates, with 30 percent proficient in language arts and 14 percent proficient in math. However, the school met the No Child Left Behind Act's Safe Harbor clause, because the subgroup made significant progress and the school passed "other academic indicator" factors with an 81 percent graduation rate.

Cocurricular: The school has cross country running, boys and girls soccer, football, girls and boys basketball, wrestling, volleyball, hockey, Nordic skiing, track and field and cheerleading, as well as band, chorus, drama and forensics, dance, yearbook and clubs at the high school level. Middle school students can participate in cross country running, soccer, basketball, wrestling, volleyball, Nordic skiing, track and filed, music, forensics and intramural sports. The school mascot is the Bulldogs.

Registration: New students may register between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and 17. New and-or returning students can register between 8:30 and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 19 and 20. Seventh-graders can pick up locker combinations on Aug. 23.

Transportation: Bus routes 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 49 serve Nikiski Middle-Senior High School.

School hours: 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

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