John Shaw Elementary School

3750 E Paradise Ln
Wasilla, AK 99654
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
John Shaw Elementary School serves 539 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
John Shaw Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 539 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

John Shaw Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

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School Overview

John Shaw Elementary School's student population of 539 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 24% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
539 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

John Shaw Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 443 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of John Shaw Elementary School is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#140 out of 443 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
6%
22%
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
5%
8%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
76%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
3%
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Two or more races
11%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.41
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is John Shaw Elementary School's ranking?
John Shaw Elementary School is ranked #140 out of 443 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Alaska.
What schools are John Shaw Elementary School often compared to?
John Shaw Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Meadow Lakes Elementary School, Fred And Sara Machetanz Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
60-64% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while 45-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).
How many students attend John Shaw Elementary School?
539 students attend John Shaw Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
76% of John Shaw Elementary School students are White, 11% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are American Indian, 5% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of John Shaw Elementary School?
John Shaw Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does John Shaw Elementary School offer ?
John Shaw Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is John Shaw Elementary School part of?
John Shaw Elementary School is part of Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 539 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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