William Tyson Elementary School

William Tyson Elementary School serves 479 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the AK average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 50%.
William Tyson Elementary School operates within the Anchorage School District.

Overview

The student population of 479 students has grown by 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 17% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 479 students
Gender % 36% Male / 64%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.84 is more than the state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AK) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 13:1
American Indian
13%
24%
Asian
23%
6%
Hispanic
13%
6%
Black
14%
4%
White
3%
50%
Hawaiian
19%
2%
Two or more races
15%
8%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.84 0.36
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
91%
34%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 49,221 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $13,304 is less than the state average of $21,927. The district revenue/student has grown by 41% over four years.
The district spending/student of $15,093 is less than the state average of $24,242. The district spending/student has grown by 26% over four years.
School District Name Anchorage School District
Number of Schools
Managed
98
4
Number of Students Managed 49,221 398
District Total Revenue $650 MM $9 MM
District Spending $737 MM $10 MM
District Revenue / Student $13,304 $21,927
District Spending / Student $15,093 $24,242
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Crossroads School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Clark Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mountain View Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • AnchorageCrossroads School
    Alternative School
    3350 Commercial Dr 101
    AnchorageAK 99501
    (907)742-2424
    Alternative School

    0.4 mi | Gr. 7-12 | 33 students                      
  • AnchorageClark Middle School
    150 South Bragaw St
    AnchorageAK 99508
    (907)742-4700
    0.7 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 1172 students                      
  • AnchorageMountain View Elementary School
    4005 Mcphee Ave
    AnchorageAK 99508
    (907)742-3900
    0.8 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 355 students                      
  • JberMt. Spurr Elementary School
    8414 Mcguire Ave
    JberAK 99506
    (907)742-0200
    1 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 270 students                      
  • JberOrion Elementary School
    5112 Arctic Warrior Dr
    JberAK 99506
    (907)742-0250
    1 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 462 students                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 06, 2012 - Although this school is just around the corner from my place. I do not recommend this school unless you have no choice. Sure there maybe more diverse students that attend this school. Unfortunately, my child was "considered stealing" out of the treasure box. My child was just anxious and instead of waiting her turn to pick out a prize she got up and grabbed a prize. But no teacher should tell a parent or label a child as a thief, especially in kindergarten. When you have a degree in a field, you must love what you do - Posted by Parent

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