Washington Elementary

Public K-6

 290 Lighthouse Rd.
       Santa Barbara, CA  93109-1905


(805) 965-6653

District: Santa Barbara Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1499th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,839 Help


Students who attend Washington Elementary usually attend:

High:    Santa Barbara Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  18.0 Help
Number of students:  524

Racial breakdown:

White:
47.1%
Hispanic:
39.7%
Two or more races:
8.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  46% Help


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Compare Details Washington Elementary ranks better than 74.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 71.8. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Washington Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Racial makeup is: White (47.1%), Hispanic (39.7%), two or more races (8.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 46% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Washington Elementary is 18. 5 elementary schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Washington Elementary is $11,839, which is the 5th highest among 10 elementary schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Washington Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Washington Elementary 1499th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Washington Elementary in the ranking list.)

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White students:


Santa Barbara Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Santa Barbara Unified 651st of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Washington Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Washington Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 85.50 727th 5530 86.9%
2015 91.70 529th 5611 90.6%
2016 89.94 620th 5614 89.0%
2017 89.38 670th 5692 88.2%
2018 90.20 629th 5662 88.9%
2019 88.99 705th 5789 87.8%
2022 75.32 1390th 5883 76.4%
2023 71.80 1493rd 5848 74.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Washington Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.15 750th 3246 76.9%
2019 57.31 915th 3275 72.1%
2022 32.02 2446th 3311 26.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Washington Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.20 590th 5084 88.4%
2019 74.07 971st 5173 81.2%
2022 62.86 1521st 5264 71.1%
2023 56.16 1969th 5355 63.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Washington Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.55 739th 5413 86.3%
2019 88.43 647th 5492 88.2%
2022 76.87 1250th 5635 77.8%
2023 69.06 1535th 5595 72.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Washington Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.05 382nd 2128 82.0%
2019 53.91 870th 2585 66.3%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Washington Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 28.15 96th 130 26.2%
2023 46.46 76th 140 45.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Washington Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.79 524th 5431 90.4%
2019 87.35 717th 5510 87.0%
2022 69.82 1535th 5663 72.9%
2023 70.51 1481st 5627 73.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Washington Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.21 635th 4830 86.9%
2019 72.71 1027th 4963 79.3%
2022 47.22 2382nd 5084 53.1%
2023 45.26 2537th 5079 50.0%
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Rank History for White students at Washington Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.03 150th 2737 94.5%
2019 90.06 97th 2834 96.6%
2022 74.71 634th 2726 76.7%
2023 71.01 765th 2659 71.2%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Open Quote We love Washington! Arriving in the middle of a school year can be daunting for a child. Everyone from the office staff, students and especially teachers made my son feel welcommed and an integral part of his 5th grade class despite only being with his peers for 3.5 months of the year. Teachers care! At the end of the school year we were blown away at the individualized culmination of the class with Mr. N specifically calling up each child and speaking indepth about how each student made a personal valued contribution to the classroom experience. Could not be happier with our experience and based on our limited time at the school have nothing but accolades to share. Good luck with your child's elementary school experience in SB! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Washington Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2012 358 5 14 221 4 3 25 0 630
2013 360 5 16 221 4 3 20 0 629
2014 337 4 15 235 2 3 18 0 614
2015 362 5 12 228 2 2 15 0 626
2016 341 6 21 229 1 1 3 0 602
2017 347 2 22 227 1 0 5 0 604
2018 316 2 19 237 0 0 7 0 581
2019 314 3 27 251 1 0 10 0 606
2020 305 2 25 250 1 1 16 0 600
2021 285 3 23 226 1 1 22 0 561
2022 250 5 21 223 2 1 35 0 537
2023 247 2 21 208 1 1 44 0 524

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Washington Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 630 25.0 25.2 n/a
2013 629 24.0 26.2 30.5
2014 614 24.0 25.5 34
2015 626 24.0 26.0 30.5
2016 602 23.0 26.1 33.1
2017 604 23.0 26.2 33.1
2018 581 23.0 25.2 39.6
2019 606 23.0 26.3 41.1
2020 600 n/a n/a 40
2021 561 27.0 20.7 41.2
2022 537 30.0 17.9 48
2023 524 28.9 18.0 46

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Washington Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 630 25.0 25.2 n/a
2013 629 24.0 26.2 30.5
2014 614 24.0 25.5 34
2015 626 24.0 26.0 30.5
2016 602 23.0 26.1 33.1
2017 604 23.0 26.2 33.1
2018 581 23.0 25.2 39.6
2019 606 23.0 26.3 41.1
2020 600 n/a n/a 40
2021 561 27.0 20.7 41.2
2022 537 30.0 17.9 48
2023 524 28.9 18.0 46

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Washington Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201295.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%95.0%
201387.0%13.0%0.0%0.0%87.0%87.0%87.0%87.0%87.0%
201481.0%16.0%1.0%1.0%81.0%82.0%82.0%81.0%81.0%
201589.0%8.0%1.0%1.0%91.0%89.0%91.0%91.0%91.0%
201692.0%7.0%0.0%1.0%93.0%92.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%
201793.0%2.0%0.0%4.0%≥95.0%93.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202093.9%3.0%3.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%93.9%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Washington Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $11,839

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Washington Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 705th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1493rd of 5848 Elementary schools
 13.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Washington Elementary)63.257.6
 5.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Barbara Unified)4642.4
 3.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Washington Elementary)65.556.1
 9.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Santa Barbara Unified)49.146
 3.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Washington Elementary)70.762.4
 8.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Barbara Unified)4646.8
 0.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Washington Elementary)72.757.7
 15.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Santa Barbara Unified)41.343.4
 2.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Washington Elementary)72.754.2
 18.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Barbara Unified)47.449.5
 2.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Washington Elementary)65.930.6
 35.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Santa Barbara Unified)34.429.5
 4.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Washington Elementary)64.840.9
 23.9%
   5th Grade Science (Santa Barbara Unified)31.535
 3.5%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Washington Elementary)76.256.5
 19.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Barbara Unified)49.850.7
 0.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Washington Elementary)8144.7
 36.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Santa Barbara Unified)42.740.2
 2.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students606524
 13.5%
African American32
 33.3%
American Indian11
Asian2721
 22.2%
Hispanic251208
 17.1%
Pacific Islander01
White314247
 21.3%
Two or More Races1044
 340%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients41.1%46%
 4.9%


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Students at Washington Elementary are 47% White, 40% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races, 4% Asian.

Washington Elementary ranks 1499th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 524 students attended Washington Elementary.

Students who attend Washington Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : Santa Barbara Senior High


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