William Tyson Elementary School

William Tyson Elementary School serves 428 students in grades PK - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the AK average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 51%.
William Tyson Elementary School operates within the Anchorage School District.

School Overview

The student population of 428 students has declined by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 428 students
William Tyson Elementary School Total Students (1997-2014)
Gender % William Tyson Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
William Tyson Elementary School Total Teachers (1997-2014)
Students by Grade William Tyson Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.84 is more than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AK) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 17:1
William Tyson Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1997-2014)
American Indian
11%
24%
William Tyson Elementary School American Indian Students (1997-2014)
Asian
23%
6%
William Tyson Elementary School Asian Students (1997-2014)
Hispanic
16%
7%
William Tyson Elementary School Black Students (1997-2014)
Black
12%
3%
William Tyson Elementary School Black Students (1997-2014)
White
4%
49%
William Tyson Elementary School White Students (1997-2014)
Hawaiian
21%
2%
William Tyson Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2014)
Two or more races
13%
8%
William Tyson Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups William Tyson Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AK All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.37
William Tyson Elementary School Diversity Score (1997-2014)
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.
90%
36%
William Tyson Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2014)
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.
8%
6%
William Tyson Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 48,159 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $13,836 is less than the state average of $25,342. The district revenue/student has grown by 38% over four years.
The district spending/student of $15,225 is less than the state average of $25,523. The district spending/student has grown by 22% over four years.
School District Name Anchorage School District
Number of Schools
Managed
97
4
Number of Students Managed 48,159 405
Anchorage   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $686 MM $10 MM
Anchorage   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $755 MM $10 MM
Anchorage   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $13,836 $25,342
Anchorage   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $15,225 $25,523
Anchorage   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public 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
    0.4 miles | Grades: 7-12 | 30 students3350 Commercial Dr 101
    AnchorageAK 99501
    (907)742-2424
    0.47-1230
  • AnchorageClark Middle School
    0.7 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 1126 students150 South Bragaw St
    AnchorageAK 99508
    (907)742-4700
    0.76-81126
  • AnchorageMountain View Elementary School
    0.8 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 346 students4005 Mcphee Ave
    AnchorageAK 99508
    (907)742-3900
    0.8PK-5346
  • JberMt. Spurr Elementary School
    1 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 285 students8414 Mcguire Ave
    JberAK 99506
    (907)742-0200
    1PK-6285
  • JberOrion Elementary School
    1 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 435 students5112 Arctic Warrior Dr
    JberAK 99506
    (907)742-0250
    1PK-6435

School Reviews

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, 10/06/12

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