Spiritridge Elementary School

Summary:

Spiritridge Elementary School is a highly-regarded public elementary school in Bellevue, Washington, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade. With a diverse student population and a consistent track record of academic excellence, Spiritridge is one of the top-performing elementary schools in the state.

Spiritridge Elementary consistently outperforms the Bellevue School District and the state of Washington in standardized test scores across all grade levels and subject areas. In the 2022-2023 school year, 83.53% of Spiritridge students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 74.82% in the Bellevue School District and 52.86% statewide. In math, 84.78% of Spiritridge students were proficient or better, compared to 68.45% in the Bellevue School District and 41.04% statewide. The school's science proficiency rate was an impressive 87.8%, significantly higher than the Bellevue School District's 70.79% and the state's 48.75%.

Spiritridge Elementary's success extends beyond just overall academic performance. The school excels in the performance of various student subgroups, ranking among the top schools in the state for female students, male students, Asian students, and White students. Notably, the school's Asian student population ranks 7th out of 170 Washington elementary schools, indicating exceptional academic achievement for this group. Compared to nearby schools like Stevenson Elementary and Lake Hills Elementary, which have higher percentages of students from low-income families, Spiritridge stands out with its significantly higher academic performance, suggesting that the school's success is attributable to factors beyond just socioeconomic status.


Detail:

Public K-5

 16401 SE 24th Street
       Bellevue, WA  98008-5499


(425) 456-5900

District: Bellevue School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
28th of 1,169 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,253 Help


Students who attend Spiritridge Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Tillicum Middle School
High:    Sammamish Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  18.4 Help
Number of students:  582

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
51.2%
White:
26.1%
Two or more races:
10.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Spiritridge Elementary School ranks better than 97.6% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks 4th among 18 ranked elementary schools in the Bellevue School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.62. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (51.2%), White (26.1%), two or more races (10.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 13.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Spiritridge Elementary School is 18.4. 9 elementary schools in the Bellevue School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Spiritridge Elementary School is $16,253. 15 elementary schools in the Bellevue School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Spiritridge Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Spiritridge Elementary School 28th of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See Spiritridge Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Low Socio Economic Status students:
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Bellevue School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Bellevue School District 14th of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Spiritridge Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Spiritridge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 72.92 226th 1026 78.0%
2005 67.64 309th 1031 70.0%
2006 71.06 257th 1051 75.5%
2007 81.87 131st 1069 87.7%
2008 88.77 68th 1067 93.6%
2009 81.06 140th 1072 86.9%
2010 86.50 98th 1088 91.0%
2011 94.25 17th 1092 98.4%
2012 91.86 37th 1097 96.6%
2013 91.57 35th 1106 96.8%
2015 96.80 11th 1067 99.0%
2016 93.57 39th 1053 96.3%
2017 95.63 23rd 1056 97.8%
2018 96.53 19th 1054 98.2%
2019 94.88 29th 1130 97.4%
2021 98.61 13th 1107 98.8%
2022 97.31 22nd 1169 98.1%
2023 96.62 28th 1169 97.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Spiritridge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 70.46 24th 248 90.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Spiritridge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.81 306th 835 63.4%
2019 41.79 606th 979 38.1%
2022 88.65 41st 1019 96.0%
2023 49.15 507th 1013 50.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Spiritridge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.73 21st 1004 97.9%
2019 94.94 17th 1068 98.4%
2021 97.93 20th 1008 98.0%
2022 96.83 17th 1100 98.5%
2023 96.93 19th 1094 98.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Spiritridge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.94 11th 999 98.9%
2019 94.35 29th 1075 97.3%
2021 98.24 10th 1025 99.0%
2022 97.38 14th 1113 98.7%
2023 96.13 24th 1099 97.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Spiritridge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 93.91 1st 201 99.5%
2021 92.00 4th 131 96.9%
2022 92.36 4th 187 97.9%
2023 92.49 7th 170 95.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Spiritridge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 71.95 150th 697 78.5%
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Rank History for White students at Spiritridge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.47 40th 833 95.2%
2019 79.38 179th 1027 82.6%
2021 95.67 18th 943 98.1%
2022 89.68 61st 1031 94.1%
2023 92.37 40th 1011 96.0%
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Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, 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.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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by a parent
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Open Quote Most of the teachers at this school are lovely...although having said that we did have a pretty bad year last year with one teacher who managed to make my quite bright 8 year-old have very low self-confidence in many schooling areas. Luckily already 3 weeks into the following school year his new teacher has helped hugely and he's nearly back to his old self.

One thing I've noticed, though, is that the support for very bright (but not gifted) children isn't great at this school. My older son "just missed out" on the gifted program, but consistently scores 98th-99th percentile on his reading and math star tests. The teachers seem to be bound to follow the general curriculum with all children in their class rather than extending children who already understand a particular unit of study. This leads to a fair bit of boredom. I say it's not great "at this school" because at another school in the same district, we had a brilliant teacher who moved my younger son into math topics for the year above around half-way through the year, thereby keeping him challenged and learning. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, August 20, 2012

Open Quote This is an amazing school. The ambiance, the Pricipal, the teachers, support staff are all superb. The curriculum is great, and the kids get excellent education here.
My daughter can't wait for Monday every weekend. I can't think of a single negative remark to say about this school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Spiritridge Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 294 15 33 12 2 n/a n/a 0 356
1989 308 11 29 9 2 n/a n/a 0 359
1990 294 12 41 6 1 n/a n/a 0 354
1991 257 7 39 4 1 n/a n/a 0 308
1992 239 10 37 4 2 n/a n/a 0 292
1993 250 6 33 5 1 n/a n/a 0 295
1994 246 6 36 7 2 n/a n/a 0 297
1995 270 9 30 13 2 n/a n/a 0 324
1996 270 9 30 13 2 n/a n/a 0 324
1997 309 9 39 12 1 n/a n/a 0 370
1998 298 10 38 15 3 n/a n/a 0 364
1999 330 11 37 16 4 n/a n/a 0 398
2000 315 20 38 15 5 n/a n/a 0 393
2001 282 23 42 16 5 n/a n/a 0 368
2002 261 15 43 23 3 n/a n/a 0 345
2003 261 15 43 23 3 n/a n/a 0 345
2004 220 15 56 19 4 n/a n/a 0 314
2005 187 13 49 25 1 n/a n/a 26 301
2006 194 16 47 18 1 n/a n/a 23 299
2007 187 16 33 10 1 n/a n/a 35 282
2008 191 14 29 15 0 n/a n/a 27 276
2009 188 8 41 15 2 n/a n/a 31 285
2010 183 7 49 20 1 n/a n/a 31 291
2011 256 10 226 19 0 1 37 0 549
2012 265 9 243 20 0 2 42 0 581
2013 251 9 263 13 0 2 48 0 586
2014 268 8 342 24 0 1 55 0 698
2015 238 9 287 28 0 1 51 0 614
2016 232 7 319 37 0 1 58 0 654
2017 224 14 332 40 0 0 64 0 674
2018 234 16 353 39 0 0 55 0 697
2019 212 22 347 39 1 3 67 0 691
2020 218 27 347 39 1 2 58 0 692
2021 176 25 354 39 0 1 56 0 651
2022 164 19 317 49 1 0 63 0 613
2023 152 20 298 50 0 0 62 0 582

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 Spiritridge Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 356 15.0 23.7 0
1989 359 15.0 23.9 n/a
1990 354 14.7 24.0 0
1991 308 13.7 22.4 n/a
1992 292 12.2 23.9 n/a
1993 295 14.8 19.9 n/a
1994 297 14.0 21.2 n/a
1995 324 14.6 22.2 n/a
1996 324 14.6 22.2 n/a
1997 370 16.2 22.8 n/a
1998 364 17.2 21.2 n/a
1999 398 18.8 21.2 n/a
2000 393 17.7 22.2 n/a
2001 368 17.1 21.5 n/a
2002 345 17.3 19.9 28.1
2003 345 17.3 19.9 28.1
2004 314 15.0 20.9 42.4
2005 301 15.3 19.7 61.1
2006 299 16.5 18.1 38
2007 282 15.4 18.3 39.7
2008 276 15.5 17.8 39
2009 285 15.5 18.4 37.4
2010 291 13.6 21.2 40
2011 549 23.6 23.2 14.6
2012 581 28.7 20.2 13.3
2013 586 27.4 21.3 8.4
2014 698 n/a n/a 7.3
2015 614 35.0 17.5 10.1
2016 654 33.0 19.8 9.2
2017 674 33.7 19.9 8.6
2018 697 35.8 19.4 8.6
2019 691 36.2 19.0 7.5
2020 692 36.4 18.9 9
2021 651 35.7 18.2 8.4
2022 613 32.1 19.0 10.4
2023 582 31.5 18.4 13.4

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 Spiritridge Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 356 15.0 23.7 0
1989 359 15.0 23.9 n/a
1990 354 14.7 24.0 0
1991 308 13.7 22.4 n/a
1992 292 12.2 23.9 n/a
1993 295 14.8 19.9 n/a
1994 297 14.0 21.2 n/a
1995 324 14.6 22.2 n/a
1996 324 14.6 22.2 n/a
1997 370 16.2 22.8 n/a
1998 364 17.2 21.2 n/a
1999 398 18.8 21.2 n/a
2000 393 17.7 22.2 n/a
2001 368 17.1 21.5 n/a
2002 345 17.3 19.9 28.1
2003 345 17.3 19.9 28.1
2004 314 15.0 20.9 42.4
2005 301 15.3 19.7 61.1
2006 299 16.5 18.1 38
2007 282 15.4 18.3 39.7
2008 276 15.5 17.8 39
2009 285 15.5 18.4 37.4
2010 291 13.6 21.2 40
2011 549 23.6 23.2 14.6
2012 581 28.7 20.2 13.3
2013 586 27.4 21.3 8.4
2014 698 n/a n/a 7.3
2015 614 35.0 17.5 10.1
2016 654 33.0 19.8 9.2
2017 674 33.7 19.9 8.6
2018 697 35.8 19.4 8.6
2019 691 36.2 19.0 7.5
2020 692 36.4 18.9 9
2021 651 35.7 18.2 8.4
2022 613 32.1 19.0 10.4
2023 582 31.5 18.4 13.4

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

Spiritridge Elementary School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussisMeaslesMumpsRubellaTetanus
201691.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%95.6%97.1%92.6%92.6%95.6%97.1%
201787.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%2.7%91.9%94.6%97.3%93.2%90.5%94.6%
201892.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%2.7%96.0%97.3%96.0%94.7%97.3%97.3%
201994.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%98.3%98.3%98.3%96.6%98.3%98.3%
202091.3%0.0%2.5%2.5%0.0%100.0%98.8%93.8%96.3%98.8%95.0%95.0%95.0%98.8%
202194.3%0.0%0.0%1.4%0.0%97.1%97.1%95.7%97.1%97.1%95.7%95.7%95.7%97.1%
202296.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%96.8%96.8%96.8%96.8%96.8%96.8%96.8%96.8%96.8%
202393.1%1.7%0.0%1.7%0.0%94.8%94.8%94.8%94.8%94.8%96.6%96.6%96.6%94.8%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201996.5%0.1%0.6%1.6%99.1%99.3%99.1%98.9%98.7%99.3%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Spiritridge Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $409 (3.0%) $13,404 (97.0%) $13,813
2020 $329 (3.3%) $9,544 (96.7%) $9,873
2021 $277 (1.9%) $14,408 (98.1%) $14,685
2022 $545 (3.4%) $15,708 (96.6%) $16,253

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Spiritridge Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 29th of 1130 Elementary schoolsRanks 28th of 1169 Elementary schools
 0.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Spiritridge Elementary School)80.478.7
 1.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Bellevue School District)72.571.2
 1.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.348.9
 7.4%
3rd Grade Math (Spiritridge Elementary School)80.982.4
 1.6%
   3rd Grade Math (Bellevue School District)75.174.3
 0.8%
   3rd Grade Math (Washington)5951.6
 7.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Spiritridge Elementary School)88.685.4
 3.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Bellevue School District)74.673.4
 1.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)57.750.1
 7.6%
4th Grade Math (Spiritridge Elementary School)90.183.7
 6.4%
   4th Grade Math (Bellevue School District)73.374.6
 1.3%
   4th Grade Math (Washington)54.949.4
 5.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Spiritridge Elementary School)88.886.2
 2.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Bellevue School District)80.476.1
 4.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)61.353.8
 7.6%
5th Grade Math (Spiritridge Elementary School)85.687.8
 2.2%
   5th Grade Math (Bellevue School District)72.768.3
 4.3%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)49.142
 7.1%
5th Grade Science (Spiritridge Elementary School)85.487.8
 2.4%
   5th Grade Science (Bellevue School District)75.474.5
 0.9%
   5th Grade Science (Washington)54.152.3
 1.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Spiritridge Elementary School)8683.5
 2.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Bellevue School District)78.974.8
 4.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Spiritridge Elementary School)85.484.8
 0.6%
   All Grades Math (Bellevue School District)72.868.5
 4.3%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Spiritridge Elementary School)85.487.8
 2.4%
   All Grades Science (Bellevue School District)76.670.8
 5.8%
   All Grades Science (Washington)52.748.8
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students691582
 15.8%
African American2220
 9.1%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian347298
 14.1%
Hispanic3950
 28.2%
Pacific Islander30
 100%
White212152
 28.3%
Two or More Races6762
 7.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients7.5%13.4%
 5.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Spiritridge Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 582 students attended Spiritridge Elementary School.

Students who attend Spiritridge Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Tillicum Middle School
High : Sammamish Senior High

Yes! Spiritridge Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 28th of 1169 Washington elementary schools.

Students at Spiritridge Elementary School are 51% Asian, 26% White, 11% Two or more races, 9% Hispanic, 3% African American.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction.

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