Walter Northway School

  • Walter Northway School serves 47 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.

Top Placements

Walter Northway School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

  • Walter Northway School's student population of 47 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 5 teachers has grown by 66% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students47 students
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Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Walter Northway School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 465 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Walter Northway School is 0.00, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#332 out of 465 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:117:1
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American Indian
100%
23%
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Asian
n/a
6%
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Hispanic
n/a
7%
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White
n/a
47%
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Two or more races
n/a
11%
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Diversity Score0.000.71
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Graduation Rate (11-12)≥50%
71%
Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAlaska Gateway School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Walter Northway School is Tetlin School (22.0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tok Tetlin School
    Grades: PK-12 | 23 students
    22.0 miles
    100 Main St
    Tok, AK 99780
    (907)324-2104
    22.0 PK-12 23
  • Tok Alaska Reach Academy
    Grades: PK-12 | 46 students
    41.2 miles
    249 Jon Summar Way
    Tok, AK 99780
    (907)883-2591
    41.2 PK-12 46
  • Tok Tok School
    Grades: PK-12 | 204 students
    41.2 miles
    249 Jon Summar Way
    Tok, AK 99780
    (907)883-5161
    41.2 PK-12 204
  • Tanacross Tanacross School
    Grades: K-8 | 12 students
    52.8 miles
    100 Main St
    Tanacross, AK 99776
    (907)883-4391
    52.8 K-8 12
  • Tok Mentasta Lake School
    Grades: PK-12 | 31 students
    58.5 miles
    6 Mile Main Village Rd
    Tok, AK 99780
    (907)291-2317
    58.5 PK-12 31

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