Willow Elementary School

Willow Elementary School serves 129 students in grades PK-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the AK average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the state average of 50%.
Willow Elementary School operates within the Matanuska-susitna Borough School District.

Overview

The student population of 129 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 5 teachers has declined by 54% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 129 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.34 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 24:1 13:1
American Indian
15%
24%
Asian
1%
6%
Hispanic
1%
6%
Black
3%
4%
White
80%
50%
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.
0.34 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.
53%
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 17,725 students has grown by 7% over five years.
School District Name Matanuska-susitna Borough School District
Number of Schools
Managed
45
4
Number of Students Managed 17,725 398
District Total Revenue $214 MM $9 MM
District Spending $255 MM $10 MM
District Revenue / Student $12,974 $21,927
District Spending / Student $15,467 $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 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 | 370 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • Big LakeHouston High School
    12501 West Hawk Rd
    Big LakeAK 99652
    (907)892-9400
    14 mi | 397 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • WasillaJohn Shaw Elementary School
    3750 East Paradise Ln
    WasillaAK 99654
    (907)352-0500
    14.9 mi | 451 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Big LakeBig Lake Elementary School
    Mile 4.5 South Big Lake Rd
    Big LakeAK 99652
    (907)892-9700
    15.9 mi | 422 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • WasillaMeadow Lakes Elementary School
    1741 Pittman Rd
    WasillaAK 99687
    (907)352-6100
    16.6 mi | 422 students | Gr. PK-5                      

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