Mile 7 Village Rd
Northway, AK 99764
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Walter Northway School serves 54 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
Walter Northway School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤10% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 13:1.

School Overview

Walter Northway School's student population of 54 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 5 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
54 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
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School Rankings

Walter Northway School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 461 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Walter Northway School is 0.13, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#401 out of 461 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
13:1
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American Indian
93%
22%
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
n/a
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
White
n/a
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
3%
Two or more races
7%
13%
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Diversity Score
0.13
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Graduation Rate
(11-12)
≥50%
71%
National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
87%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
94%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 54 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥50% (Top 1% in AK)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.13

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