Willow Elementary School

  • Willow Elementary School serves 155 students in grades PK-6.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the AK average of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Willow Elementary School operates within the Matanuska-susitna Borough School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 155 students has grown by 11% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 10 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 155 students
Willow Elementary School Total Students (1995-2015)
Gender % Willow Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Willow Elementary School Total Teachers (1994-2015)
Students by Grade Willow Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less 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 16:1 18:1
Willow Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1994-2015)
American Indian
14%
24%
Willow Elementary School American Indian Students (1995-2015)
Asian
1%
6%
Willow Elementary School Asian Students (2000-2015)
Hispanic
n/a
7%
Willow Elementary School Black Students (1993-2013)
Black
1%
3%
Willow Elementary School Black Students (1994-2015)
White
83%
48%
Willow Elementary School White Students (1995-2015)
Hawaiian
1%
3%
Willow Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Willow 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.
0.29 0.36
Willow Elementary School Diversity Score (1995-2015)
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.
40%
38%
Willow 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.
5%
5%
Willow Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2005-2015)

District Comparison

  • Matanuska-susitna Borough School District's student population of 18,028 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $15,991 in this district is less than the state average of $27,880. The district revenue/student has grown by 23% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $19,837 is less than the state average of $27,459. The district spending/student has grown by 28% over four years.
School District Name Matanuska-susitna Borough School District
Number of Schools
Managed
45
4
Number of Students Managed 18,028 399
Matanuska-susitna Borough School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $284 MM $11 MM
Matanuska-susitna Borough School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $353 MM $11 MM
Matanuska-susitna Borough School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $15,991 $27,880
Matanuska-susitna Borough School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $19,837 $27,459
Matanuska-susitna Borough 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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