Spanaway Elementary

Public K-5

 412 165th St S
       Spanaway, WA  98387-8624


(253) 800-5300

District: Bethel School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
856th of 1,107 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,601 Help

Students who attend Spanaway Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Spanaway Middle School
High:    Spanaway Lake High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.3
Number of students:  385

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
91.8%
Measles:
96.7%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
38.2%
Hispanic:
28.6%
Two or more races:
19.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  62.3%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, February 11, 2022.

*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 Spanaway Elementary ranks worse than 77.3% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks 16th among 17 ranked elementary schools in the Bethel School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 22.22. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Spanaway Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (38.2%), Hispanic (28.6%), two or more races (19.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 62.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Spanaway Elementary is 12.3, which is the 4th best among 17 elementary schools in the Bethel School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Spanaway Elementary is $12,601, which is the 3rd highest among 17 elementary schools in the Bethel School District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Spanaway Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Spanaway Elementary 856th of 1107 Washington public elementary schools. (See Spanaway Elementary in the ranking list.)

Bethel School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Bethel School District 151st of 239 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Spanaway Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 54.49 468th 1026 54.4%
2005 41.74 650th 1031 37.0%
2006 36.90 724th 1051 31.1%
2007 35.26 743rd 1069 30.5%
2008 49.23 575th 1067 46.1%
2009 40.49 689th 1072 35.7%
2010 15.53 989th 1088 9.1%
2011 14.77 995th 1092 8.9%
2012 19.01 967th 1097 11.9%
2013 24.89 905th 1106 18.2%
2015 38.67 679th 1067 36.4%
2016 40.93 650th 1053 38.3%
2017 28.40 780th 1056 26.1%
2018 27.82 791st 1054 25.0%
2019 37.29 731st 1136 35.7%
2021 22.22 856th 1107 22.7%

Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Friday, May 22, 2015

Open Quote I honestly think most of these teachers are setting our children up for failure.. Since my kids have gone to this school they really haven't learned much and in areas my kids are struggling their teachers really haven't even TRIED to explain the lesson in ways they COULD understand. My oldest son comes home angry and frustrated because he is confused with his assignments and gets into trouble if he doesn't finish them! They slap him with EXTREMELY confusing math that I can't even begin to help him with because I dont even understand it (common core) and if he doesn't understand it because the teacher fails to help him with it so that he CAN understand it he wont be able to do the assignments which then leads to him failing math altogether.. Iv numerously heard about kids at that school bullying my oldest son and I have called the school and reported it more then once but it still hasn't been taken care of! I took my younger son out of this school and enrolled him into another and next school year my oldest will no longer go to this school either. I'm fed up! My children will not be set up to fail. Period. This school has GOT to hire teachers that will actually take the time to TEACH our children and HELP them when they are confused instead of ignore their struggles and this school has GOT to get this bullying crap under control cuz the damage it does to our children is completely ridiculous and infuriating! I do NOT recommend enrolling your child/children into this school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Spanaway Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 452 54 19 22 16 n/a n/a 0 563
1989 394 46 12 16 9 n/a n/a 0 477
1990 396 41 22 8 14 n/a n/a 0 481
1991 427 46 35 29 11 n/a n/a 0 548
1992 409 60 27 33 13 n/a n/a 0 542
1993 394 56 39 36 14 n/a n/a 0 539
1994 338 51 43 37 16 n/a n/a 0 485
1995 285 46 27 27 15 n/a n/a 0 400
1996 285 46 27 27 15 n/a n/a 0 400
1997 272 50 27 19 10 n/a n/a 0 378
1998 289 46 21 17 14 n/a n/a 0 387
1999 266 63 29 22 10 n/a n/a 0 390
2000 249 59 32 33 14 n/a n/a 0 387
2001 232 62 35 23 13 n/a n/a 0 365
2002 200 54 49 30 19 n/a n/a 0 352
2003 200 54 49 30 19 n/a n/a 0 352
2004 238 60 55 33 23 n/a n/a 0 409
2005 255 53 45 34 20 n/a n/a 0 407
2006 242 55 48 43 24 n/a n/a 0 412
2007 239 62 46 48 20 n/a n/a 0 415
2008 218 61 36 49 18 n/a n/a 0 382
2009 230 71 44 66 9 n/a n/a 0 420
2010 199 75 34 77 9 n/a n/a 0 394
2011 206 61 26 48 8 27 26 0 402
2012 195 43 21 55 6 13 48 0 381
2013 184 47 17 68 8 11 69 0 404
2014 162 44 11 63 2 12 66 0 360
2015 166 35 11 58 4 13 67 0 354
2016 162 33 8 56 5 5 68 0 337
2017 149 31 8 74 5 11 83 0 361
2018 164 29 6 80 5 16 85 0 385
2019 147 40 5 114 4 13 87 0 410
2020 166 39 5 116 3 14 93 0 436
2021 147 34 5 110 2 11 76 0 385

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 Spanaway Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 563 27.0 20.8 0
1989 477 24.0 19.8 n/a
1990 481 23.7 20.2 0
1991 548 25.9 21.1 n/a
1992 542 27.3 19.8 n/a
1993 539 25.3 21.3 n/a
1994 485 23.9 20.3 n/a
1995 400 20.6 19.4 n/a
1996 400 20.6 19.4 n/a
1997 378 19.1 19.8 n/a
1998 387 21.0 18.4 n/a
1999 390 21.7 18.0 n/a
2000 387 24.9 15.5 n/a
2001 365 22.8 16.0 n/a
2002 352 23.6 14.9 51.1
2003 352 23.6 14.9 51.1
2004 409 24.0 17.0 56
2005 407 23.6 17.2 52.1
2006 412 24.1 17.1 51
2007 415 23.5 17.7 53.5
2008 382 21.7 17.6 50
2009 420 21.7 19.4 66.2
2010 394 23.8 16.5 61.7
2011 402 23.2 17.3 45.3
2012 381 23.8 15.9 65.6
2013 404 22.5 17.8 48.3
2014 360 n/a n/a 60.6
2015 354 26.0 13.6 69.8
2016 337 25.0 13.4 55.8
2017 361 24.0 15.0 75.9
2018 385 24.8 15.4 66.5
2019 410 26.3 15.5 64.6
2020 436 29.8 14.6 65.6
2021 385 31.2 12.3 62.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Spanaway Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 563 27.0 20.8 0
1989 477 24.0 19.8 n/a
1990 481 23.7 20.2 0
1991 548 25.9 21.1 n/a
1992 542 27.3 19.8 n/a
1993 539 25.3 21.3 n/a
1994 485 23.9 20.3 n/a
1995 400 20.6 19.4 n/a
1996 400 20.6 19.4 n/a
1997 378 19.1 19.8 n/a
1998 387 21.0 18.4 n/a
1999 390 21.7 18.0 n/a
2000 387 24.9 15.5 n/a
2001 365 22.8 16.0 n/a
2002 352 23.6 14.9 51.1
2003 352 23.6 14.9 51.1
2004 409 24.0 17.0 56
2005 407 23.6 17.2 52.1
2006 412 24.1 17.1 51
2007 415 23.5 17.7 53.5
2008 382 21.7 17.6 50
2009 420 21.7 19.4 66.2
2010 394 23.8 16.5 61.7
2011 402 23.2 17.3 45.3
2012 381 23.8 15.9 65.6
2013 404 22.5 17.8 48.3
2014 360 n/a n/a 60.6
2015 354 26.0 13.6 69.8
2016 337 25.0 13.4 55.8
2017 361 24.0 15.0 75.9
2018 385 24.8 15.4 66.5
2019 410 26.3 15.5 64.6
2020 436 29.8 14.6 65.6
2021 385 31.2 12.3 62.3

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

Spanaway Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201687.9%0.0%1.5%4.5%95.5%90.9%95.5%95.5%97.0%90.9%
201795.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%98.3%98.3%96.7%98.3%98.3%98.3%
201891.8%0.0%1.6%3.3%1.6%98.4%96.7%96.7%91.8%96.7%96.7%

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,209 (7.5%) $14,944 (92.5%) $16,153
2020 $845 (6.7%) $11,756 (93.3%) $12,601

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Spanaway 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
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 731st of 1136 Elementary schoolsRanks 856th of 1107 Elementary schools
 13%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
4th Grade English Language Arts (Spanaway Elementary)52.640
 12.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Bethel School District)60.439.7
 20.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.945.8
 11.1%
4th Grade Math (Spanaway Elementary)43.617.4
 26.2%
   4th Grade Math (Bethel School District)57.328.1
 29.2%
   4th Grade Math (Washington)5438.5
 15.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Spanaway Elementary)57.932.7
 25.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Bethel School District)63.241.6
 21.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)60.446.3
 14.1%
5th Grade Math (Spanaway Elementary)43.912.7
 31.2%
   5th Grade Math (Bethel School District)5126.4
 24.6%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)48.335.5
 12.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Spanaway Elementary)54.636.8
 17.8%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Bethel School District)58.343.6
 14.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)59.647.7
 11.9%
All Grades Math (Spanaway Elementary)44.815.3
 29.5%
   All Grades Math (Bethel School District)46.220.1
 26.1%
   All Grades Math (Washington)48.930.4
 18.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students410385
 6.1%
African American4034
 15%
American Indian42
 50%
Asian55
Hispanic114110
 3.5%
Pacific Islander1311
 15.4%
Two or More Races8776
 12.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients64.6%62.3%
 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 Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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