Willow Elementary School

  • Willow Elementary School serves 155 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-49% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-59% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Willow Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

Top Placements

Willow Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

  • Willow Elementary School's student population of 155 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students155 students
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Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Willow Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 465 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Willow Elementary School is 0.35, which is less 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#126 out of 465 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-49%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-59%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:117:1
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American Indian
20%
23%
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Asian
n/a
6%
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Hispanic
n/a
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
78%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
3%
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Two or more races
2%
11%
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Diversity Score0.350.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMatanuska-Susitna Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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