#5 Ekwok School Rd
Ekwok, AK 99580
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
William Sonny Nelson School serves 15 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
William Sonny Nelson School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 15:1.

Top Rankings

William Sonny Nelson School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

William Sonny Nelson School's student population of 15 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 2 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students
15 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
2 teachers
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School Rankings

William Sonny Nelson School is ranked within the top 20% 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 William Sonny Nelson School is 0.40, 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 Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#83 out of 461 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
15:1
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American Indian
73%
23%
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Asian
n/a
6%
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
27%
11%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
93%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
40%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 15 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.40 (Top 50%)

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