Willow Elementary



Willow Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Willow Elementary Students by Grade
PK 24
K 18
1 25
2 18
3 16
4 20
5 18
6 14
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Willow Elementary is a public elementary school located in Willow, AK in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District. It enrolls 153 students in grades 1st through 12th. Willow Elementary is the 198th largest public school in Alaska and the 50,759th largest nationally. It has 14.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 153
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 10.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 50,759th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 198th out of 381
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 192nd out of 380
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 199th out of 380

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Willow Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 88
(58%)
7,479
(53%)
 Female 65
(42%)
6,728
(47%)

Willow Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 119
(78%)
10,307
(73%)
 American Indian 25
(16%)
2,100
(15%)
 Two or More 8
(5%)
748
(5%)
 Hispanic 1
(1%)
357
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
181
(1%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
276
(2%)
 Black 0
(0%)
238
(2%)

Willow Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 80
(52%)
9,368
(66%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 60
(39%)
4,123
(29%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 13
(8%)
716
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 302 ranked schools in Alaska, Willow Elementary is ranked 192nd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Willow Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (47.7%) is slightly lower than the state average of 54.4%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Willow Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 136
2006 140
2007 120
2008 117
2009 130
2010 130
2011 139
2012 129
2013 130
2014 155
2015 153

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 11.8
2006 14.6
2007 14.1
2008 13
2009 12.4
2010 11.3
2011 18.5
2012 24.2
2013 13
2014 14.8
2015 14.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.66911764705882
2006 0.52857142857143
2007 0.575
2008 0.56410256410256
2009 0.63076923076923
2010 0.57692307692308
2011 0.58273381294964
2012 0.5968992248062
2013 0.46923076923077
2014 0.45161290322581
2015 0.47712418300654

Compare Willow Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,460.0% 14.6:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,617.0% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 47.7%
 
State Average 54.4%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Willow Elementary
Willow, AK
Public PK - 06 153 14.6:1  
Houston Middle School
Houston, AK
Public 06 - 08 307 15.2:1 15 miles
Big Lake Elementary
Big Lake, AK
Public PK - 05 455 14.6:1 16 miles
Joe Redington Senior Jr/Sr High School
Wasilla, AK
Public 06 - 12 459 19.2:1 21 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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