Willow Elementary School

31706 W Parks Hwy
Willow, AK 99688
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
Willow Elementary School serves 155 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Willow Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 40%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-59% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

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 stayed relatively flat 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 10% of all 466 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Willow Elementary School is 0.37, 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 Testing Rank
#44 out of 466 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-59%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:117:1
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American Indian
19%
23%
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Asian
1%
6%
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Hispanic
n/a
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
77%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
3%
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Two or more races
3%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.370.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Willow Elementary School is Houston High School (14.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Houston Middle School (13.9 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Big Lake Houston Middle School Math: 21% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 382 students
    13.9 miles
    12801 W Hawk Ln
    Big Lake, AK 99652
    (907) 892-9500
    13.9 6-8 382
  • Houston Houston High School Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 370 students
    14.0 miles
    12501 W Hawk Lane
    Houston, AK 99694
    (907) 892-9400
    14 9-12 370
  • Wasilla John Shaw Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 447 students
    14.9 miles
    3750 E Paradise Ln
    Wasilla, AK 99654
    (907) 352-0500
    14.9 PK-5 447
  • Big Lake Big Lake Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 398 students
    15.9 miles
    Mile 4.5 South Big Lake Rd
    Big Lake, AK 99652
    (907) 892-9700
    15.9 PK-5 398
  • Wasilla Meadow Lakes Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 425 students
    16.6 miles
    1741 Pittman Rd
    Wasilla, AK 99654
    (907) 352-6100
    16.6 PK-5 425

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