William Tyson Elementary School
William Tyson Elementary School serves 428 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
William Tyson Elementary 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 20-24% (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 20-24% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Alaska state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).
William Tyson Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
William Tyson Elementary School's student population of 428 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
William Tyson Elementary 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 William Tyson Elementary School is 0.85, which is more 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
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#329 out of 461 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education
Although this school is just around the corner from my place. I do not recommend this school unless you have no choice. Sure there maybe more diverse students that attend this school. Unfortunately, my child was "considered stealing" out of the treasure box. My child was just anxious and instead of waiting her turn to pick out a prize she got up and grabbed a prize. But no teacher should tell a parent or label a child as a thief, especially in kindergarten. When you have a degree in a field, you must love what you do
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