Sunset Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 12824 W 12th St.
       Airway Heights, WA  99001-1869


(509) 559-4600

District: Cheney School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1048th of 1,136 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,577 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  14.1
Number of students:  564

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
69.6%
Measles:
77.7%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
58.7%
Hispanic:
16.0%
Two or more races:
9.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  74.8%

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Compare Details Sunset Elementary ranks worse than 92.3% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks last among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Cheney School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 11.61. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (58.7%), Hispanic (16%), two or more races (9.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 74.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Cheney School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sunset Elementary is 14.1, which is the 2nd best among 5 elementary schools in the Cheney School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sunset Elementary is $13,577. 2 elementary schools in the Cheney School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Sunset Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sunset Elementary 1048th of 1136 Washington public elementary schools. (See Sunset Elementary in the ranking list.)

Cheney School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Cheney School District 144th of 247 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Sunset Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 24.27 838th 1026 18.3%
2005 15.50 919th 1031 10.9%
2006 30.48 794th 1051 24.5%
2007 37.51 728th 1069 31.9%
2008 33.02 769th 1067 27.9%
2009 39.59 708th 1072 34.0%
2010 50.02 557th 1088 48.8%
2011 43.85 639th 1092 41.5%
2012 41.82 689th 1097 37.2%
2013 34.67 780th 1106 29.5%
2015 35.36 721st 1067 32.4%
2016 13.25 953rd 1053 9.5%
2017 12.10 972nd 1056 8.0%
2018 13.13 962nd 1054 8.7%
2019 11.61 1048th 1136 7.7%

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

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by a parent
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Open Quote The counselor refuses to see my daughter. She has been left behind with no help from the school to bring her back up to grade level. The school doesn't like parent volunteers and the kids are mean. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Sunset Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 319 4 16 4 8 n/a n/a 0 351
1989 315 8 10 8 7 n/a n/a 0 348
1990 288 7 15 6 6 n/a n/a 0 322
1991 307 8 19 8 0 n/a n/a 0 342
1992 310 8 19 18 5 n/a n/a 0 360
1993 344 7 15 7 8 n/a n/a 0 381
1994 333 13 18 7 20 n/a n/a 0 391
1995 261 11 8 9 17 n/a n/a 0 306
1996 261 11 8 9 17 n/a n/a 0 306
1997 299 7 13 10 10 n/a n/a 0 339
1998 281 11 11 18 15 n/a n/a 0 336
1999 267 6 12 21 7 n/a n/a 0 313
2000 276 8 12 16 11 n/a n/a 0 323
2001 272 12 12 15 14 n/a n/a 0 325
2002 258 17 16 8 15 n/a n/a 0 314
2003 258 17 16 8 15 n/a n/a 0 314
2004 261 12 20 10 16 n/a n/a 0 319
2005 249 17 21 12 20 n/a n/a 0 319
2006 240 22 19 18 15 n/a n/a 3 317
2007 270 20 17 27 17 n/a n/a 5 356
2008 309 19 27 25 23 n/a n/a 4 407
2009 307 29 26 29 28 n/a n/a 4 423
2010 300 18 24 30 32 n/a n/a 25 429
2011 293 17 17 37 25 1 28 0 418
2012 299 17 19 47 19 1 35 0 437
2013 340 17 10 48 18 3 36 0 472
2014 254 12 10 39 18 1 28 0 362
2015 261 11 12 42 17 6 32 0 381
2016 272 13 8 44 18 14 30 0 399
2017 299 12 14 46 18 19 32 0 440
2018 305 7 17 65 17 15 34 0 460
2019 326 11 14 86 29 26 57 0 549
2020 331 16 13 90 27 35 52 0 564

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 Sunset Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 351 18.0 19.5 0
1989 348 17.0 20.4 n/a
1990 322 16.5 19.5 0
1991 342 16.5 20.7 n/a
1992 360 17.0 21.1 n/a
1993 381 18.5 20.6 n/a
1994 391 21.6 18.1 n/a
1995 306 18.5 16.5 n/a
1996 306 18.5 16.5 n/a
1997 339 19.1 17.7 n/a
1998 336 18.4 18.3 n/a
1999 313 18.9 16.6 n/a
2000 323 20.9 15.5 n/a
2001 325 19.9 16.3 n/a
2002 314 24.5 12.8 70.1
2003 314 24.5 12.8 70.1
2004 319 22.0 14.5 70.2
2005 319 22.5 14.2 73.7
2006 317 21.5 14.7 64.3
2007 356 23.0 15.5 63.8
2008 407 27.5 14.8 74.7
2009 423 27.5 15.4 72.6
2010 429 31.7 13.5 82.4
2011 418 31.3 13.3 69.4
2012 437 26.6 16.3 73.9
2013 472 31.6 14.9 72.5
2014 362 n/a n/a 70.7
2015 381 28.0 13.6 67.2
2016 399 26.0 15.3 68.9
2017 440 28.9 15.2 68.4
2018 460 32.3 14.2 66.7
2019 549 32.5 16.8 69.9
2020 564 39.9 14.1 74.8

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 Sunset Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 351 18.0 19.5 0
1989 348 17.0 20.4 n/a
1990 322 16.5 19.5 0
1991 342 16.5 20.7 n/a
1992 360 17.0 21.1 n/a
1993 381 18.5 20.6 n/a
1994 391 21.6 18.1 n/a
1995 306 18.5 16.5 n/a
1996 306 18.5 16.5 n/a
1997 339 19.1 17.7 n/a
1998 336 18.4 18.3 n/a
1999 313 18.9 16.6 n/a
2000 323 20.9 15.5 n/a
2001 325 19.9 16.3 n/a
2002 314 24.5 12.8 70.1
2003 314 24.5 12.8 70.1
2004 319 22.0 14.5 70.2
2005 319 22.5 14.2 73.7
2006 317 21.5 14.7 64.3
2007 356 23.0 15.5 63.8
2008 407 27.5 14.8 74.7
2009 423 27.5 15.4 72.6
2010 429 31.7 13.5 82.4
2011 418 31.3 13.3 69.4
2012 437 26.6 16.3 73.9
2013 472 31.6 14.9 72.5
2014 362 n/a n/a 70.7
2015 381 28.0 13.6 67.2
2016 399 26.0 15.3 68.9
2017 440 28.9 15.2 68.4
2018 460 32.3 14.2 66.7
2019 549 32.5 16.8 69.9
2020 564 39.9 14.1 74.8

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

Sunset Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201676.3%0.0%1.7%3.4%89.8%88.1%89.8%83.1%89.8%88.1%
201794.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%1.3%96.2%96.2%97.4%94.9%96.2%96.2%
201879.2%0.0%0.0%2.8%2.8%83.3%83.3%86.1%80.6%81.9%83.3%
201969.6%0.0%0.0%4.5%0.9%75.0%75.0%81.3%75.9%77.7%75.0%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

Sunset Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201982.6%0.0%0.0%2.1%98.7%98.5%98.7%98.1%98.3%98.5%

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

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YearPersonnel Expenditures from Federal FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from Federal FundsTotal Expenditures from Federal FundsPersonnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $586 (4.3%) $259 (1.9%) $846 (6.2%) $11,160 (82.2%) $1,571 (11.6%) $12,731 (93.8%) $13,577

Data source: Washington Department of Education




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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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