William Tyson Elementary School

2801 Richmond Ave
Anchorage, AK 99508
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 312 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, William Tyson Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 23%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 29%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Asian and American Indian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 312 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • : Bottom 50% in AK
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

William Tyson Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

William Tyson Elementary School's student population of 312 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 26% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
312 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

William Tyson Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 459 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
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.
This School
State Level (AK)
#358 out of 459 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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10-14%
23%
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10-14%
29%
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20-29%
38%
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
14%
22%
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Asian
17%
5%
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Hispanic
11%
8%
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Black
8%
2%
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White
10%
47%
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Hawaiian
19%
3%
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Two or more races
21%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.85
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
35%
6%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is William Tyson Elementary School's ranking?
William Tyson Elementary School is ranked #358 out of 459 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alaska.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 23% AK state average), while 10-14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 29% AK state average).
How many students attend William Tyson Elementary School?
312 students attend William Tyson Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
21% of William Tyson Elementary School students are Two or more races, 19% of students are Hawaiian, 17% of students are Asian, 14% of students are American Indian, 11% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are White, and 8% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of William Tyson Elementary School?
William Tyson Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does William Tyson Elementary School offer ?
William Tyson Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is William Tyson Elementary School part of?
William Tyson Elementary School is part of Anchorage School District.
In what neighborhood is William Tyson Elementary School located?
William Tyson Elementary School is located in the Mountain View neighborhood of Anchorage, AK. There are 2 other public schools located in Mountain View.

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
- Posted by Parent - mlauj

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 312 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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