About Our School
Ryan Middle School is a showcase of diversity with a highly dedicated staff that puts students first. Our goal is to provide a rich educational experience for all of our students. We have become a true Middle School this academic year! The elements we are implementing include teaming, advisories, and exploratory classes. Research indicates that when strong middle school concepts are in place, students achieve more redily, not only academically, but also emotionally and social. Ryan students are placed on teams in which their core subjects are taught by a team of teachers who are responsible for connecting and coordinating for each student on their team.
At Ryan we view the diverse needs and backgrounds of our students as an asset, and we strive on a daily basis to respond to the concerns and ideas of students, parents, and the Ryan community as a whole.
The front of our building was renovated in 1997, and we have major renovations of the interior coming up in the next several years. Ryan has a rich history and has been a community center of activity for many years.
Fairbanks has a continental climate, with short, warm summers and long, very cold, winters. Total annual rain and snow in the Interior of Alaska generally increases with elevation. Mean annual precipitation over most of the region ranges from 250 mm to 550 mm, with contribution from snowfall averaging from 125 cm to 205 cm. Most precipitation occurs during summer. Snow covers the landscape for half the year, lingering at higher altitudes, on north-facing slopes, and on shaded aspects. Average minimum winter temperatures vary from -18 deg. C in the west, to -35 deg. C in the east; average maximum winter temperatures vary from -11 deg. C in the west to -22 deg. C in the east.