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Willow Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 

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Posted May 20, 2014

My child attends this school ant it is very nice. It has structure for the children and a lot of programs for students. This school does a lot of family oriented game nights and fund raisers for students. The community is always very supportive of the activities the children attend. Willow Elementary Staff and PTA do what they can to get families and the community involved in decision making for just about everything. I love the staff and the community and the values shared and fought in this school. VERY PLEASE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2013

I was a student of this school back in the early 1980s to 1985 it was a great school then.


Posted February 16, 2008

I go to this school, and it is an amazingly wonderful school! It's a great environment to grow up in and the education is great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2007

love this school my kids go there and i went there when i was a child, i thik it is a great family filled environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
>=80%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
>=80%

2010

 
 
>=80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
>=80%

2010

 
 
>=80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
>=80%
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 Students71%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
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 Students88%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students67%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
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 Students71%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
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%
Femalen/a
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Femalen/a
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Femalen/a
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 79% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 15% 23%
Black 6% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hispanic 0% 6%
Two or more races 0% 8%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Mile 69.5 Parks Hwy
Willow, AK 99688
Phone: (907) 495-9300

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