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Willow Crest Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 406 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

Willow Crest is the best! My dear little grand daughter who just turned five years old will be starting Kindergarten on August 28. I love that I can communicate with her school.


Posted December 2, 2005

My son attended this school for kindegarten. His teacher was awesome! We had to move for his first grade year and everyone was helpful in making that happen with ease. He ended up being in first grade at a second grade level. They ran with his ability and didn't stop him when he excelled. We have found other schools not to be as helpful. They have held him back once he reached their goals for his grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2005

I think the school is fine, but I just don't think the Principle gets involved with the students and/or the parents like she should. I'm still waiting for a notice from the school to let me know about after school tudoring for my child. There are some things I am still waiting to hear on. But everytime I ask about it, I get told we will send news letters home. Well I am still waiting on the news letters. I think the teachers there are great, and so is the office staff. But there are some areas that just need a little help. I am a parent of 2 kids that go to this school. I am also an on-call noon duty there, and I enjoy it alot. It gives me a chance to see my kids more.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American85%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female90%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American92%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female79%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American77%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
Native American75%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female89%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
Native American50%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students36%
Female29%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander21%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial40%
Native American17%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant34%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female89%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial70%
Native American58%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students67%
Female72%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Special Education with Accomodation36%

Reading

All Students79%
Female84%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial82%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Special Education with Accomodation45%

Writing

All Students72%
Female81%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Special Education with Accomodation36%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students59%
Female47%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American55%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female66%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American55%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female63%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander42%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American45%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 22% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 18% 23%
Two or more races 17% 8%
Hispanic 16% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 9% 2%
Black 4% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1004 West Tudor Rd
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: (907) 742-1000

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