Nelson Elementary School

Public K-5

 22109 108th Ave E
       Graham, WA  98338


(253) 800-6400

District: Bethel School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
459th of 1,169 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,848 Help

Students who attend Nelson Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Frontier Middle School
High:    Graham Kapowsin High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2
Number of students:  684

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
91.8%
Measles:
94.9%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
48.1%
Hispanic:
17.7%
Two or more races:
14.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.9%

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Compare Details Nelson Elementary School ranks better than 60.7% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks 5th among 17 ranked elementary schools in the Bethel School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 57.11. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Nelson Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (48.1%), Hispanic (17.7%), two or more races (14.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 33.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Nelson Elementary School is 15.2. 14 elementary schools in the Bethel School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Nelson Elementary School employs 44.9 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Nelson Elementary School is $9,848. 15 elementary schools in the Bethel School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Nelson Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Nelson Elementary School 459th of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See Nelson Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Bethel School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Bethel School District 129th of 245 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Nelson Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2007 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2008 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2009 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2010 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2011 67.86 322nd 1092 70.5%
2012 72.89 261st 1097 76.2%
2013 78.09 200th 1106 81.9%
2015 64.38 355th 1067 66.7%
2016 49.00 548th 1053 48.0%
2017 55.98 472nd 1056 55.3%
2018 63.56 385th 1054 63.5%
2019 70.77 327th 1136 71.2%
2021 43.99 557th 1107 49.7%
2022 57.11 459th 1169 60.7%

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

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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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by a parent
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Open Quote Nelson is an all-around excellent school. Top notch teachers, dynamic administration, state of the art facility. Great families and pleasant environment. Conveniently located next to Jr. High and High School. Highly recommend; we have been nothing but pleased. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Nelson Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 491 20 31 68 11 n/a n/a 0 621
2011 535 21 25 57 13 9 12 0 672
2012 495 28 20 68 12 15 16 0 654
2013 510 26 19 69 13 10 26 0 673
2014 413 16 18 58 15 11 33 0 564
2015 410 7 14 76 10 12 54 0 583
2016 372 12 8 98 7 11 67 0 575
2017 351 17 7 95 3 10 62 0 545
2018 349 19 9 91 2 5 56 0 531
2019 347 23 16 98 4 14 80 0 582
2020 382 34 39 137 5 30 101 0 728
2021 329 43 43 121 10 37 101 0 684

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 Nelson Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 621 30.1 20.5 33.7
2011 672 32.2 20.8 23.1
2012 654 32.0 20.4 35.5
2013 673 32.8 20.5 27.2
2014 564 n/a n/a 38.3
2015 583 35.0 16.6 39.8
2016 575 34.0 16.9 36
2017 545 33.5 16.2 43.7
2018 531 32.6 16.2 34.3
2019 582 38.3 15.1 33
2020 728 44.4 16.3 33.9
2021 684 44.9 15.2 33.9

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 Nelson Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 621 30.1 20.5 33.7
2011 672 32.2 20.8 23.1
2012 654 32.0 20.4 35.5
2013 673 32.8 20.5 27.2
2014 564 n/a n/a 38.3
2015 583 35.0 16.6 39.8
2016 575 34.0 16.9 36
2017 545 33.5 16.2 43.7
2018 531 32.6 16.2 34.3
2019 582 38.3 15.1 33
2020 728 44.4 16.3 33.9
2021 684 44.9 15.2 33.9

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

Nelson Elementary School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201688.6%0.0%0.0%3.4%93.2%93.2%94.3%89.8%94.3%93.2%
201796.3%1.3%0.0%1.3%2.5%97.5%98.8%97.5%96.3%98.8%98.8%
201893.7%0.0%0.0%2.5%3.8%96.2%93.7%97.5%97.5%97.5%93.7%
201991.8%0.0%2.1%2.1%4.1%93.8%92.8%94.9%92.8%94.9%92.8%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

Nelson Elementary School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201995.3%0.3%1.0%3.0%96.6%97.1%97.5%97.0%97.7%97.0%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Nelson Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $234 (1.7%) $13,708 (98.3%) $13,942
2020 $92 (0.9%) $9,756 (99.1%) $9,848

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Nelson 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 (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 327th of 1136 Elementary schoolsRanks 459th of 1169 Elementary schools
 10.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Nelson Elementary School)49.643.1
 6.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Bethel School District)61.146.2
 14.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Washington)55.447.4
 8%
3rd Grade Math (Nelson Elementary School)70.456.9
 13.5%
   3rd Grade Math (Bethel School District)66.447.8
 18.6%
   3rd Grade Math (Washington)5849.1
 8.9%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Nelson Elementary School)63.549.5
 14%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Bethel School District)60.446.8
 13.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.948.9
 8%
4th Grade Math (Nelson Elementary School)62.350
 12.3%
   4th Grade Math (Bethel School District)57.344.2
 13.1%
   4th Grade Math (Washington)5445.5
 8.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Nelson Elementary School)75.261.2
 14%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Bethel School District)63.250.8
 12.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)60.451.6
 8.8%
5th Grade Math (Nelson Elementary School)63.437.1
 26.3%
   5th Grade Math (Bethel School District)5137.5
 13.5%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)48.338
 10.3%
5th Grade Science (Nelson Elementary School)66.351.7
 14.6%
   5th Grade Science (Bethel School District)50.646.2
 4.4%
   5th Grade Science (Washington)53.250
 3.2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Nelson Elementary School)62.251.7
 10.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Bethel School District)58.347.7
 10.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)59.650.7
 8.9%
All Grades Math (Nelson Elementary School)65.547.5
 18%
   All Grades Math (Bethel School District)46.232
 14.2%
   All Grades Math (Washington)48.937.7
 11.2%
All Grades Science (Nelson Elementary School)66.351.7
 14.6%
   All Grades Science (Bethel School District)41.439.4
 2%
   All Grades Science (Washington)46.742.7
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students582684
 17.5%
African American2343
 87%
American Indian410
 150%
Asian1643
 168.8%
Hispanic98121
 23.5%
Pacific Islander1437
 164.3%
Two or More Races80101
 26.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients33%33.9%
 0.9%




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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.

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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