Willow Elementary School

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
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Willow Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1992-2013)
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 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AK) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 13:1
American Indian
15%
23%
Black
5%
4%
White
79%
51%
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 0.36
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.
51%
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.
6%
6%

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 17,721 425
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: 2013 (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
  • HoustonHouston Middle School
    12801 West Hawk Ln
    HoustonAK 99694
    (907)892-9500
    13.9 mi | 404 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • Big LakeHouston High School
    12501 West Hawk Rd
    Big LakeAK 99652
    (907)892-9400
    14 mi | 414 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • WasillaJohn Shaw Elementary School
    3750 East Paradise Ln
    WasillaAK 99654
    (907)352-0500
    14.9 mi | 376 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Big LakeBig Lake Elementary School
    3808 South Big Lake Rd
    Big LakeAK 99652
    (907)892-9700
    15.9 mi | 430 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • WasillaMeadow Lakes Elementary School
    1741 Pittman Rd
    WasillaAK 99687
    (907)352-6100
    16.6 mi | 420 students | Gr. PK-5                      

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Did You Know?
Matanuska Susitna Borough, 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 0.38, which is higher than the Alaska average of 0.36. The most diverse school district in Matanuska Susitna Borough is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Alaska or national school diversity statistics.