William Tyson Elementary School

  • William Tyson Elementary School serves 421 students in grades PK-6.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the AK average of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • William Tyson Elementary School operates within the Anchorage School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 421 students has declined by 13% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 421 students
William Tyson Elementary School Total Students (1997-2015)
Gender % William Tyson Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
William Tyson Elementary School Total Teachers (1997-2015)
Students by Grade William Tyson Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.84 is more than the state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AK) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 18:1
William Tyson Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1997-2015)
American Indian
10%
24%
William Tyson Elementary School American Indian Students (1997-2015)
Asian
23%
6%
William Tyson Elementary School Asian Students (1997-2015)
Hispanic
15%
7%
William Tyson Elementary School Black Students (1997-2015)
Black
12%
3%
William Tyson Elementary School Black Students (1997-2015)
White
4%
48%
William Tyson Elementary School White Students (1997-2015)
Hawaiian
16%
3%
William Tyson Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2015)
Two or more races
20%
9%
William Tyson Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups William Tyson Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AK All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.84 0.36
William Tyson Elementary School Diversity Score (1997-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
100%
38%
William Tyson Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
5%
William Tyson Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2013)

District Comparison

  • Anchorage School District's student population of 48,089 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $16,026 in this district is less than the state average of $27,880. The district revenue/student has grown by 20% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $17,029 is less than the state average of $27,459. The district spending/student has grown by 12% over four years.
School District Name Anchorage School District
Number of Schools
Managed
97
4
Number of Students Managed 48,089 399
Anchorage School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $772 MM $11 MM
Anchorage School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $820 MM $11 MM
Anchorage School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $16,026 $27,880
Anchorage School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $17,029 $27,459
Anchorage School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

2  10/6/2012
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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