William Tyson Elementary School

William Tyson Elementary School serves 488 students in grades PK-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the AK average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 49%.
William Tyson Elementary School operates within the Anchorage School District.

Overview

The student population of 488 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 488 students
William Tyson Elementary School Total Students (1997-2013)
Gender % 36% Male / 64%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Students by Grade William Tyson Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.79 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 14:1 13:1
American Indian
10%
23%
Asian
26%
6%
Hispanic
11%
6%
Black
15%
4%
White
7%
51%
All Ethnic Groups William Tyson Elementary School Sch Ethnicity William Tyson Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.79 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.
81%
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.
9%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 49,165 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Anchorage School District
Number of Schools
Managed
97
4
Number of Students Managed 49,165 425
District Total Revenue $650 MM $9 MM
Anchorage   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $737 MM $10 MM
Anchorage   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,304 $21,927
Anchorage   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,093 $24,242
Anchorage   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
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 Students Grades
  • AnchorageCrossroads School
    Alternative School
    3350 Commercial Dr 101
    AnchorageAK 99501
    (907)742-2424
    Alternative School

    0.4 mi | 35 students | Gr. 7-12                      
  • AnchorageClark Middle School
    150 South Bragaw St
    AnchorageAK 99508
    (907)742-4700
    0.7 mi | 1136 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • AnchorageMountain View Elementary School
    4005 Mcphee Ave
    AnchorageAK 99508
    (907)742-3900
    0.8 mi | 359 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • JberMt. Spurr Elementary School
    8414 Mcguire Ave
    JberAK 99506
    (907)742-0200
    1 mi | 290 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • JberOrion Elementary School
    5112 Arctic Warrior Dr
    JberAK 99506
    (907)742-0250
    1 mi | 440 students | Gr. PK-6                      

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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Did You Know?
Anchorage, AK public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.52, which is higher than the Alaska average of 0.37. The most diverse school in Anchorage is Ptarmigan Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Alaska or national school diversity statistics.