Central Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 5610 Second Avenue
       Ferndale, WA  98248-0068


(360) 383-9600

District: Ferndale School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
398th of 1,107 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,381 Help

Students who attend Central Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Vista Middle School
High:    Ferndale High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.6
Number of students:  283

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
87.7%
Measles:
89.5%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
62.2%
Hispanic:
21.9%
Two or more races:
8.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  49.8%

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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 Central Elementary ranks better than 64% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks first among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Ferndale School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 60.19. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (62.2%), Hispanic (21.9%), two or more races (8.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 49.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Central Elementary is 15.6. 3 elementary schools in the Ferndale School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Central Elementary is $8,381. 5 elementary schools in the Ferndale School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Central Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Central Elementary 398th of 1107 Washington public elementary schools. (See Central Elementary in the ranking list.)

Ferndale School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Ferndale School District 100th of 239 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Central Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 28.17 787th 1026 23.3%
2005 26.67 812th 1031 21.2%
2006 41.06 666th 1051 36.6%
2007 28.28 828th 1069 22.5%
2008 40.59 671st 1067 37.1%
2009 33.23 777th 1072 27.5%
2010 35.75 751st 1088 31.0%
2011 33.83 791st 1092 27.6%
2012 31.46 833rd 1097 24.1%
2013 26.63 880th 1106 20.4%
2015 56.28 447th 1067 58.1%
2016 85.77 133rd 1053 87.4%
2017 61.30 415th 1056 60.7%
2018 71.34 299th 1054 71.6%
2019 49.61 586th 1136 48.4%
2021 60.19 398th 1107 64.0%

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
Monday, April 3, 2017

Open Quote Generally a good school for average performing students. Can't speak to special programs. Wish there was a second language option but nothing is offered. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Central Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 171 1 0 24 61 n/a n/a 0 257
1989 198 2 0 29 67 n/a n/a 0 296
1990 216 1 0 36 72 n/a n/a 0 325
1991 226 1 1 20 75 n/a n/a 0 323
1992 234 1 2 22 80 n/a n/a 0 339
1993 218 4 4 33 76 n/a n/a 0 335
1994 198 4 10 40 81 n/a n/a 0 333
1995 208 2 3 49 27 n/a n/a 0 289
1996 208 2 3 49 27 n/a n/a 0 289
1997 236 3 5 59 14 n/a n/a 0 317
1998 237 7 8 57 11 n/a n/a 0 320
1999 228 10 10 60 10 n/a n/a 0 318
2000 226 10 8 58 14 n/a n/a 0 316
2001 220 4 9 63 15 n/a n/a 0 311
2002 209 5 12 70 16 n/a n/a 0 312
2003 209 5 12 70 16 n/a n/a 0 312
2004 204 6 6 79 6 n/a n/a 0 301
2005 203 4 10 81 10 n/a n/a 0 308
2006 198 5 5 93 14 n/a n/a 0 315
2007 204 6 7 87 17 n/a n/a 0 321
2008 220 5 7 86 12 n/a n/a 0 330
2009 255 3 6 89 7 n/a n/a 3 363
2010 236 2 2 81 16 n/a n/a 4 341
2011 209 0 4 103 7 0 20 0 343
2012 180 0 4 106 3 1 22 0 316
2013 176 1 6 123 2 1 25 0 334
2014 179 7 16 73 9 2 24 0 310
2015 210 5 14 66 7 3 31 0 336
2016 213 2 8 68 3 2 32 0 328
2017 210 1 11 72 1 3 30 0 328
2018 213 2 10 79 1 3 35 0 343
2019 240 7 14 89 3 1 35 1 390
2020 236 4 14 103 10 1 26 1 395
2021 176 1 14 62 4 1 25 0 283

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 Central Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 257 14.0 18.3 0
1989 296 16.0 18.5 n/a
1990 325 16.7 19.4 0
1991 323 16.6 19.4 n/a
1992 339 17.4 19.4 n/a
1993 335 17.7 18.9 n/a
1994 333 16.6 20.1 n/a
1995 289 15.4 18.8 n/a
1996 289 15.4 18.8 n/a
1997 317 16.9 18.8 n/a
1998 320 17.6 18.2 n/a
1999 318 17.7 18.0 n/a
2000 316 17.5 18.1 n/a
2001 311 18.7 16.6 n/a
2002 312 19.7 15.8 65.1
2003 312 19.7 15.8 65.1
2004 301 21.0 14.3 68.4
2005 308 20.6 15.0 76.9
2006 315 19.3 16.3 79.7
2007 321 19.3 16.6 68.8
2008 330 21.5 15.3 71.2
2009 363 21.5 16.9 69.4
2010 341 20.9 16.2 73.9
2011 343 20.8 16.4 79
2012 316 19.8 15.8 77.5
2013 334 19.4 17.1 78.1
2014 310 n/a n/a 55.5
2015 336 22.0 15.2 59.2
2016 328 21.0 15.6 54.9
2017 328 18.5 17.6 52.7
2018 343 17.0 20.1 52.2
2019 390 17.0 22.8 51.5
2020 395 20.2 19.4 48.1
2021 283 18.0 15.6 49.8

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 Central Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 257 14.0 18.3 0
1989 296 16.0 18.5 n/a
1990 325 16.7 19.4 0
1991 323 16.6 19.4 n/a
1992 339 17.4 19.4 n/a
1993 335 17.7 18.9 n/a
1994 333 16.6 20.1 n/a
1995 289 15.4 18.8 n/a
1996 289 15.4 18.8 n/a
1997 317 16.9 18.8 n/a
1998 320 17.6 18.2 n/a
1999 318 17.7 18.0 n/a
2000 316 17.5 18.1 n/a
2001 311 18.7 16.6 n/a
2002 312 19.7 15.8 65.1
2003 312 19.7 15.8 65.1
2004 301 21.0 14.3 68.4
2005 308 20.6 15.0 76.9
2006 315 19.3 16.3 79.7
2007 321 19.3 16.6 68.8
2008 330 21.5 15.3 71.2
2009 363 21.5 16.9 69.4
2010 341 20.9 16.2 73.9
2011 343 20.8 16.4 79
2012 316 19.8 15.8 77.5
2013 334 19.4 17.1 78.1
2014 310 n/a n/a 55.5
2015 336 22.0 15.2 59.2
2016 328 21.0 15.6 54.9
2017 328 18.5 17.6 52.7
2018 343 17.0 20.1 52.2
2019 390 17.0 22.8 51.5
2020 395 20.2 19.4 48.1
2021 283 18.0 15.6 49.8

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

Central Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201683.3%0.0%1.9%0.0%87.0%88.9%98.1%88.9%88.9%88.9%
201788.5%0.0%0.0%5.8%5.8%96.2%96.2%92.3%90.4%96.2%96.2%
201883.0%0.0%0.0%2.1%8.5%85.1%87.2%91.5%85.1%85.1%87.2%
201987.7%0.0%1.8%3.5%7.0%89.5%89.5%87.7%89.5%89.5%89.5%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201991.0%0.9%1.8%5.4%94.0%94.3%94.0%93.4%94.3%94.3%

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $541 (3.8%) $13,576 (96.2%) $14,117
2020 $311 (3.7%) $8,070 (96.3%) $8,381

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Central Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 586th of 1136 Elementary schoolsRanks 398th of 1107 Elementary schools
 15.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
4th Grade English Language Arts (Central Elementary)58.753.2
 5.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Ferndale School District)50.141
 9.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.945.8
 11.1%
4th Grade Math (Central Elementary)40.638.3
 2.3%
   4th Grade Math (Ferndale School District)47.233.1
 14.1%
   4th Grade Math (Washington)5438.5
 15.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Central Elementary)66.255.8
 10.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Ferndale School District)56.642
 14.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)60.446.3
 14.1%
5th Grade Math (Central Elementary)50.836.5
 14.3%
   5th Grade Math (Ferndale School District)44.737
 7.7%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)48.335.5
 12.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Central Elementary)59.954.5
 5.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Ferndale School District)57.646.2
 11.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)59.647.7
 11.9%
All Grades Math (Central Elementary)43.937.4
 6.5%
   All Grades Math (Ferndale School District)42.526.7
 15.8%
   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 Students390283
 27.4%
African American71
 85.7%
American Indian34
 33.3%
Asian1414
Hispanic8962
 30.3%
Pacific Islander11
Two or More Races3525
 28.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients51.5%49.8%
 1.7%




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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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