William Tyson Elementary School

  • William Tyson Elementary School serves 475 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 34%) for the 2014-15 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 38%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • 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 2014-15 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 52%.

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School Overview

  • William Tyson Elementary School's student population of 475 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students475 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • William Tyson Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 466 schools in Alaska (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of William Tyson Elementary School is 0.84, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rankn/an/a
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
34%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
11%
23%
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Asian
23%
6%
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Hispanic
11%
7%
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Black
13%
3%
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White
4%
48%
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Hawaiian
19%
3%
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Two or more races
19%
10%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in William Tyson Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score0.840.35
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in William Tyson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnchorage School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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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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