Willow Ridge Elementary School

Public K-5

 480 Willow Ridge Dr
       Amherst, NY  14228-3057


(716) 250-1575

District: Sweet Home Central School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1119th of 2,201 New York Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,479 Help

Students who attend Willow Ridge Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Sweet Home Middle School
High:    Sweet Home Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.5
Number of students:  367

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
98.6%
Measles:
99.7%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
59.1%
African American:
17.7%
Asian:
11.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  37.6%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, October 28, 2021.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


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Compare Details Willow Ridge Elementary School ranks worse than 50.8% of elementary schools in New York. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Sweet Home Central School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 48.12. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (59.1%), African American (17.7%), Asian (11.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 37.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Sweet Home Central School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Willow Ridge Elementary School is 10.5, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the Sweet Home Central School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Willow Ridge Elementary School is $15,479. 2 elementary schools in the Sweet Home Central School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Willow Ridge Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Willow Ridge Elementary School 1119th of 2201 New York public elementary schools. (See Willow Ridge Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Sweet Home Central School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Sweet Home Central School District 469th of 720 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Willow Ridge Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 83.23 204th 2206 90.8%
2007 79.95 327th 2219 85.3%
2008 73.07 613th 2227 72.5%
2009 77.59 385th 2257 82.9%
2010 76.62 469th 2263 79.3%
2011 65.99 815th 2286 64.3%
2012 76.36 496th 2320 78.6%
2013 82.25 331st 2325 85.8%
2014 70.39 623rd 2345 73.4%
2015 71.92 612th 2352 74.0%
2016 62.25 844th 2366 64.3%
2017 58.59 956th 2386 59.9%
2018 57.65 1004th 2395 58.1%
2019 55.11 1030th 2413 57.3%
2021 48.12 1119th 2201 49.2%

Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Willow Ridge Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 454 17 20 8 0 n/a n/a 0 499
1990 460 18 21 7 0 n/a n/a 0 506
1991 481 20 21 4 0 n/a n/a 0 526
1992 460 32 25 3 0 n/a n/a 0 520
1993 482 29 36 7 0 n/a n/a 0 554
1994 470 29 24 5 0 n/a n/a 0 528
1995 465 32 27 10 3 n/a n/a 0 537
1996 465 32 27 10 3 n/a n/a 0 537
1997 445 27 27 8 0 n/a n/a 0 507
1998 425 29 37 8 0 n/a n/a 0 499
1999 419 37 30 11 0 n/a n/a 0 497
2000 404 41 22 8 0 n/a n/a 0 475
2001 392 42 13 13 1 n/a n/a 0 461
2002 375 58 28 10 0 n/a n/a 0 471
2003 375 58 28 10 0 n/a n/a 0 471
2004 355 52 24 6 1 n/a n/a 0 438
2005 321 44 24 2 0 n/a n/a 0 391
2006 301 45 20 2 0 n/a n/a 0 368
2007 284 51 17 5 0 n/a n/a 0 357
2008 250 54 13 4 2 n/a n/a 0 323
2009 261 63 12 6 0 n/a n/a 0 342
2010 234 60 11 8 0 n/a n/a 0 313
2011 242 61 10 11 1 0 0 0 325
2012 242 65 16 18 1 2 0 0 344
2013 228 57 13 11 1 1 4 0 315
2014 235 61 15 13 1 0 5 0 330
2015 223 54 12 9 2 0 6 0 306
2016 241 51 11 15 0 0 5 0 323
2017 226 55 9 26 0 1 11 0 328
2018 221 57 9 17 1 0 23 0 328
2019 210 67 10 13 1 0 20 0 321
2020 218 64 37 7 2 0 30 0 358
2021 217 65 41 14 2 0 28 0 367

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 Willow Ridge Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 499 33.9 14.7 n/a
1990 506 31.9 15.8 n/a
1991 526 32.9 15.9 n/a
1992 520 33.4 15.5 n/a
1993 554 31.2 17.8 n/a
1994 528 31.2 16.9 9.5
1995 537 32.1 16.7 10.4
1996 537 32.1 16.7 10.4
1997 507 32.2 15.7 12.2
1998 499 32.0 15.6 11.8
1999 497 33.2 15.0 11.9
2000 475 33.2 14.3 21.1
2001 461 34.0 13.6 18.2
2002 471 34.2 13.8 21.2
2003 471 34.2 13.8 21.2
2004 438 n/a n/a n/a
2005 391 31.6 12.4 23.5
2006 368 30.0 12.3 24.5
2007 357 26.3 13.6 26.1
2008 323 25.2 12.8 25.7
2009 342 25.6 13.4 24.3
2010 313 27.2 11.5 29.4
2011 325 28.0 11.5 29.2
2012 344 25.0 13.7 27.6
2013 315 27.0 11.6 33.3
2014 330 27.0 12.2 29.4
2015 306 25.0 12.2 30.4
2016 323 22.0 14.6 33.1
2017 328 22.0 14.8 41.2
2018 328 24.0 13.6 43.3
2019 321 25.0 12.8 39.9
2020 358 23.0 15.5 43.6
2021 367 34.6 10.5 37.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Willow Ridge Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 499 33.9 14.7 n/a
1990 506 31.9 15.8 n/a
1991 526 32.9 15.9 n/a
1992 520 33.4 15.5 n/a
1993 554 31.2 17.8 n/a
1994 528 31.2 16.9 9.5
1995 537 32.1 16.7 10.4
1996 537 32.1 16.7 10.4
1997 507 32.2 15.7 12.2
1998 499 32.0 15.6 11.8
1999 497 33.2 15.0 11.9
2000 475 33.2 14.3 21.1
2001 461 34.0 13.6 18.2
2002 471 34.2 13.8 21.2
2003 471 34.2 13.8 21.2
2004 438 n/a n/a n/a
2005 391 31.6 12.4 23.5
2006 368 30.0 12.3 24.5
2007 357 26.3 13.6 26.1
2008 323 25.2 12.8 25.7
2009 342 25.6 13.4 24.3
2010 313 27.2 11.5 29.4
2011 325 28.0 11.5 29.2
2012 344 25.0 13.7 27.6
2013 315 27.0 11.6 33.3
2014 330 27.0 12.2 29.4
2015 306 25.0 12.2 30.4
2016 323 22.0 14.6 33.1
2017 328 22.0 14.8 41.2
2018 328 24.0 13.6 43.3
2019 321 25.0 12.8 39.9
2020 358 23.0 15.5 43.6
2021 367 34.6 10.5 37.6

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.

Immunization Rates

Willow Ridge Elementary School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricella
201399.1%0.6%0.0%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.1%99.4%
201498.8%0.3%0.0%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%98.8%99.7%
201599.7%0.3%0.0%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%
201698.7%0.3%0.0%99.4%99.1%99.1%99.1%99.4%99.4%98.7%
201799.1%0.6%0.3%99.1%99.1%99.1%99.1%99.1%99.1%99.1%
201899.4%0.6%0.0%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%
201998.8%0.0%0.0%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%
202098.6%0.0%99.2%99.7%99.7%99.7%98.9%99.2%98.6%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Willow Ridge Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $249 (1.6%) $15,782 (98.4%) $16,031
2020 $234 (1.6%) $14,488 (98.4%) $14,722
2021 $873 (5.6%) $14,606 (94.4%) $15,479

Data source: New York Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Willow Ridge Elementary School

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
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 1030th of 2413 Elementary schoolsRanks 1119th of 2201 Elementary schools
 8.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Willow Ridge Elementary School)5880.4
 22.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sweet Home Central School District)4866.5
 18.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York)5260.4
 8.4%
3rd Grade Math (Willow Ridge Elementary School)6151.1
 9.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Sweet Home Central School District)4855.2
 7.2%
   3rd Grade Math (New York)5452.9
 1.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Willow Ridge Elementary School)4461.2
 17.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Sweet Home Central School District)4959.9
 10.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4861.8
 13.8%
4th Grade Math (Willow Ridge Elementary School)5534
 21%
   4th Grade Math (Sweet Home Central School District)5644
 12%
   4th Grade Math (New York)5047.3
 2.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Willow Ridge Elementary School)4655.6
 9.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Sweet Home Central School District)3546
 11%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York)3847.1
 9.1%
5th Grade Math (Willow Ridge Elementary School)4032.4
 7.7%
   5th Grade Math (Sweet Home Central School District)4026.7
 13.3%
   5th Grade Math (New York)4642.2
 3.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students321367
 14.3%
African American6765
 3%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian1041
 310%
Hispanic1314
 7.7%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races2028
 40%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients39.9%37.6%
 2.3%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the WNYC and the New York State Department of Health and the NY State Education Department. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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