Willow Elementary School

Willow Elementary School serves 130 students in grades PK - 6.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the AK average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the state average of 51%.
Willow Elementary School operates within the Matanuska-susitna Borough School District.

School Overview

The student population of 130 students has grown by 11% over five years.
The teacher population of 10 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 130 students
Willow Elementary School Total Students (1992-2014)
Gender % Willow Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Willow Elementary School Total Teachers (1992-2014)
Students by Grade Willow Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less 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
Willow Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1992-2014)
American Indian
12%
24%
Willow Elementary School American Indian Students (1992-2014)
Asian
3%
6%
Willow Elementary School Asian Students (1994-2014)
Black
3%
3%
Willow Elementary School Black Students (1994-2014)
White
81%
49%
Willow Elementary School White Students (1992-2014)
Hawaiian
1%
2%
Willow Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Willow 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.
0.33 0.37
Willow Elementary School Diversity Score (1992-2014)
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.
43%
36%
Willow Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1996-2014)
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.
3%
6%
Willow Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 17,784 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $13,354 is less than the state average of $25,342. The district revenue/student has grown by 27% over four years.
The district spending/student of $14,417 is less than the state average of $25,523. The district spending/student has grown by 18% over four years.
School District Name Matanuska-susitna Borough School District
Number of Schools
Managed
45
4
Number of Students Managed 17,784 405
Matanuska-susitna Borough   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $224 MM $10 MM
Matanuska-susitna Borough   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $242 MM $10 MM
Matanuska-susitna Borough   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $13,354 $25,342
Matanuska-susitna Borough   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $14,417 $25,523
Matanuska-susitna Borough   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 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 Grades Students
  • HoustonHouston Middle School
    13.9 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 388 students12801 West Hawk Ln
    HoustonAK 99694
    (907)892-9500
    13.96-8388
  • Big LakeHouston High School
    14 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 380 students12501 West Hawk Rd
    Big LakeAK 99652
    (907)892-9400
    149-12380
  • WasillaJohn Shaw Elementary School
    14.9 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 442 students3750 East Paradise Ln
    WasillaAK 99654
    (907)352-0500
    14.9PK-5442
  • Big LakeBig Lake Elementary School
    15.9 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 439 studentsMile 4.5 South Big Lake Rd
    Big LakeAK 99652
    (907)892-9700
    15.9PK-5439
  • WasillaMeadow Lakes Elementary School
    16.6 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 434 students1741 Pittman Rd
    WasillaAK 99687
    (907)352-6100
    16.6PK-5434

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