Willow Elementary School

Mile 69.5 Parks Hwy,

Willow, AK, 99688-0069

Tel: (907)495-9300
Grades: PK-6

139 students

Willow Elementary School serves 139 students in grades PK-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the AK average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the state average of 49%.
Willow Elementary School operates within the Matanuska-susitna Borough School District.

Overview

The student population of 139 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 8 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 139 students
Willow Elementary School Total Students (1992-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Willow Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1992-2012)
Students by Grade Willow Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AK) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 13:1
Willow Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1992-2012)
American Indian
15%
23%
Willow Elementary School American Indian (1992-2012)
Asian
n/a
6%
Willow Elementary School Asian (1994-2008)
Hispanic
n/a
6%
Willow Elementary School Hispanic (1993-2006)
Black
5%
4%
Willow Elementary School Black (1994-2012)
White
79%
51%
Willow Elementary School White (1992-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Willow Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Willow 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.
0.35 0.68
Willow Elementary School Diversity Score (1992-2012)
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.
51%
34%
Willow Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1996-2012)
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.
6%
6%
Willow Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 17,721 students has grown by 7% over five years.
School District Name Matanuska-susitna Borough School District
Number of Schools
Managed
44
4
Number of Students Managed 17,721 395
Matanuska-susitna Borough   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $214 MM $9 MM
Matanuska-susitna Borough   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $255 MM $10 MM
Matanuska-susitna Borough   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,974 $21,927
Matanuska-susitna Borough   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,467 $24,242
Matanuska-susitna Borough   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Houston High School (14 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Houston Middle School (13.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is John Shaw Elementary School (14.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Houston Houston Middle School
    12801 West Hawk Ln
    Houston , AK , 99694
    (907)892-9500
    13.9  mi  |  404  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Big Lake Houston High School
    12501 West Hawk Rd
    Big Lake , AK , 99652
    (907)892-9400
    14  mi  |  414  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Wasilla John Shaw Elementary School
    3750 East Paradise Ln
    Wasilla , AK , 99654
    (907)352-0500
    14.9  mi  |  376  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Big Lake Big Lake Elementary School
    3808 South Big Lake Rd
    Big Lake , AK , 99652
    (907)892-9700
    15.9  mi  |  430  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Wasilla Meadow Lakes Elementary School
    1741 Pittman Rd
    Wasilla , AK , 99687
    (907)352-6100
    16.6  mi  |  420  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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