Washington Elementary

Summary:

Washington Elementary is a public elementary school located in Salinas, California, serving grades 4-5 with a total enrollment of 172 students. The school is part of the Washington Union Elementary District, which is ranked 204 out of 1,560 districts in California and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Washington Elementary consistently ranks in the top 20% of California elementary schools, with a statewide ranking between 798 and 1,124 out of around 5,800 schools over the past several years. The school's performance on Smarter Balanced Assessments is significantly higher than the state average, with 63.58% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy and 56.65% in Mathematics, compared to the state averages of 46.66% and 34.62%, respectively. Washington Elementary's performance on the California Science Test (CAST) is also strong, with 46.32% of students proficient or better, compared to the state average of 30.18%. The school has a diverse student population, with a higher percentage of White (58.14%) and Asian (8.72%) students compared to the state average.

Washington Elementary's Hispanic students and special education students perform exceptionally well, ranking in the top 5% and top 6% of California elementary schools, respectively, in recent years. The school's White students and male students also perform well, ranking in the top 50% of California elementary schools. However, Washington Elementary has experienced an increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 2.4% in 2017-2018 to 17.0% in 2022-2023, which is still lower than the state average. Compared to nearby schools, such as Toro Park Elementary and Tularcitos Elementary, Washington Elementary generally outperforms its peers in academic achievement, with higher proficiency rates on state assessments.


Detail:

Public 4-5

 340 Corral de Tierra Rd.
       Salinas, CA  93908-9133


(831) 484-1331

District: Washington Union Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
1131st of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,305 Help


Students who attend Washington Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    San Benancio Middle
High:    Salinas High

Student/teacher ratio:  28.6 Help
Number of students:  172

Racial breakdown:

White:
58.1%
Hispanic:
23.3%
Two or more races:
9.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Washington Elementary ranks better than 80.7% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 80.93. (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 Racial makeup is: White (58.1%), Hispanic (23.3%), two or more races (9.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 10.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Washington Elementary is 28.6. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Washington Elementary is $6,305.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Washington Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Washington Elementary 1131st of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Washington Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Washington Union Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Washington Union Elementary 204th 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
2004 95.49 211th 4809 95.6%
2005 94.37 256th 4822 94.7%
2006 89.33 518th 4818 89.2%
2007 91.22 452nd 5113 91.2%
2008 91.43 403rd 5113 92.1%
2009 87.90 587th 5193 88.7%
2010 88.90 508th 5314 90.4%
2011 83.37 825th 5377 84.7%
2012 81.70 936th 5390 82.6%
2013 80.97 1005th 5530 81.8%
2015 93.67 403rd 5611 92.8%
2016 94.00 380th 5614 93.2%
2017 87.26 798th 5692 86.0%
2018 79.37 1165th 5662 79.4%
2019 84.29 946th 5789 83.7%
2022 83.55 1018th 5883 82.7%
2023 80.93 1124th 5848 80.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Washington Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 92.06 146th 2416 94.0%
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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
2019 65.09 1448th 5173 72.0%
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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 81.88 955th 5413 82.4%
2019 75.18 1290th 5492 76.5%
2022 78.78 1165th 5635 79.3%
2023 76.87 1216th 5595 78.3%
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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
2019 71.42 480th 2585 81.4%
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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 75.91 1227th 5431 77.4%
2019 88.72 650th 5510 88.2%
2022 84.09 914th 5663 83.9%
2023 80.99 1040th 5627 81.5%
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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 86.24 445th 4830 90.8%
2019 84.76 517th 4963 89.6%
2022 80.64 713th 5084 86.0%
2023 94.77 171st 5079 96.6%
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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 55.71 1337th 2737 51.2%
2019 63.11 1087th 2834 61.6%
2022 66.22 948th 2726 65.2%
2023 52.07 1368th 2659 48.6%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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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
1988 206 0 2 7 3 n/a n/a 0 218
1989 229 1 12 9 1 n/a n/a 0 252
1990 164 1 11 3 1 n/a n/a 0 180
1991 168 2 11 5 1 n/a n/a 0 187
1992 164 0 14 7 3 n/a n/a 0 188
1993 184 1 14 8 1 n/a n/a 0 208
1994 173 0 17 7 1 n/a n/a 0 198
1995 208 6 10 9 0 n/a n/a 0 233
1996 208 6 10 9 0 n/a n/a 0 233
1997 195 2 12 9 0 n/a n/a 0 218
1998 180 0 14 10 0 n/a n/a 0 204
1999 180 0 14 12 3 n/a n/a 0 209
2000 170 1 15 11 1 n/a n/a 5 203
2001 185 3 22 18 1 n/a n/a 4 233
2002 184 5 19 14 0 n/a n/a 0 222
2003 184 5 19 14 0 n/a n/a 0 222
2004 191 4 19 14 0 n/a n/a 0 228
2005 193 4 15 19 1 n/a n/a 0 232
2006 173 6 22 27 0 n/a n/a 0 228
2007 178 4 21 26 0 n/a n/a 1 230
2008 170 5 24 26 n/a n/a n/a 0 225
2009 159 11 30 20 1 1 0 0 222
2010 161 6 30 16 2 0 10 0 225
2011 161 2 26 17 1 0 9 0 216
2012 165 1 21 22 1 1 9 0 220
2013 149 4 25 27 1 1 8 0 215
2014 155 3 18 28 1 1 11 0 217
2015 158 1 11 24 1 1 12 0 208
2016 115 0 17 29 0 0 16 0 177
2017 118 0 19 36 0 0 15 0 188
2018 129 0 20 42 0 0 13 0 204
2019 122 1 12 48 0 0 15 0 198
2020 104 0 6 39 0 0 10 0 159
2021 83 0 12 39 0 0 11 0 145
2022 102 1 16 37 0 0 10 0 166
2023 100 0 15 40 0 0 17 0 172

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
1988 218 10.0 21.8 n/a
1989 252 10.0 25.2 n/a
1990 180 9.0 20.0 n/a
1991 187 9.0 20.7 n/a
1992 188 9.1 20.6 1.6
1993 208 8.5 24.5 1.4
1994 198 8.5 23.3 1
1995 233 10.0 23.3 0
1996 233 10.0 23.3 0
1997 218 10.0 21.8 0
1998 204 9.0 22.7 0
1999 209 9.0 23.2 0
2000 203 9.0 22.6 0
2001 233 10.0 23.3 0
2002 222 8.0 27.8 0
2003 222 8.0 27.8 0
2004 228 8.0 28.5 0.4
2005 232 8.0 29.0 0.9
2006 228 8.0 28.5 0
2007 230 8.0 28.8 0.4
2008 225 8.0 28.1 n/a
2009 222 8.0 24.7 0
2010 225 8.0 28.1 n/a
2011 216 n/a n/a 1.4
2012 220 8.6 25.5 98.6
2013 215 7.6 28.2 2.3
2014 217 7.6 28.5 0
2015 208 8.0 26.0 2.9
2016 177 7.0 25.2 7.3
2017 188 7.0 26.8 6.9
2018 204 8.0 25.5 8.8
2019 198 7.0 28.2 10.6
2020 159 n/a n/a 11.9
2021 145 6.0 24.1 13.8
2022 166 7.0 23.7 11.4
2023 172 6.0 28.6 10.5

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
1988 218 10.0 21.8 n/a
1989 252 10.0 25.2 n/a
1990 180 9.0 20.0 n/a
1991 187 9.0 20.7 n/a
1992 188 9.1 20.6 1.6
1993 208 8.5 24.5 1.4
1994 198 8.5 23.3 1
1995 233 10.0 23.3 0
1996 233 10.0 23.3 0
1997 218 10.0 21.8 0
1998 204 9.0 22.7 0
1999 209 9.0 23.2 0
2000 203 9.0 22.6 0
2001 233 10.0 23.3 0
2002 222 8.0 27.8 0
2003 222 8.0 27.8 0
2004 228 8.0 28.5 0.4
2005 232 8.0 29.0 0.9
2006 228 8.0 28.5 0
2007 230 8.0 28.8 0.4
2008 225 8.0 28.1 n/a
2009 222 8.0 24.7 0
2010 225 8.0 28.1 n/a
2011 216 n/a n/a 1.4
2012 220 8.6 25.5 98.6
2013 215 7.6 28.2 2.3
2014 217 7.6 28.5 0
2015 208 8.0 26.0 2.9
2016 177 7.0 25.2 7.3
2017 188 7.0 26.8 6.9
2018 204 8.0 25.5 8.8
2019 198 7.0 28.2 10.6
2020 159 n/a n/a 11.9
2021 145 6.0 24.1 13.8
2022 166 7.0 23.7 11.4
2023 172 6.0 28.6 10.5

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Washington Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,305

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 946th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1124th of 5848 Elementary schools
 2.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Washington Elementary)68.866.2
 2.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Washington Union Elementary)68.866.2
 2.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Washington Elementary)62.570.1
 7.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Washington Union Elementary)62.570.1
 7.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Washington Elementary)69.661.5
 8.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Washington Union Elementary)69.661.5
 8.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Washington Elementary)54.545.8
 8.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Washington Union Elementary)54.545.8
 8.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Washington Elementary)5846.3
 11.7%
   5th Grade Science (Washington Union Elementary)5846.3
 11.7%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students198172
 13.1%
African American10
 100%
American Indian00
Asian1215
 25%
Hispanic4840
 16.7%
Pacific Islander00
White122100
 18%
Two or More Races1517
 13.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients10.6%10.5%
 0.1%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 172 students attended Washington Elementary.

Washington Elementary ranks 1131st of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Washington Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : San Benancio Middle
High : Salinas High

Students at Washington Elementary are 58% White, 23% Hispanic, 10% Two or more races, 9% Asian.


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