Christensen Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 10232 Barnes Lane S
       Tacoma, WA  98444-2799


(253) 298-3305

District: Franklin Pierce School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1036th of 1,169 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,289 Help


Students who attend Christensen Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Perry G Keithley Middle School
High:    Washington High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.3 Help
Number of students:  368

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
29.9%
White:
22.3%
African American:
14.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  73.6% Help


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Compare Details Christensen Elementary ranks worse than 88.6% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks 7th among 8 ranked elementary schools in the Franklin Pierce School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 15.59. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Christensen Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (29.9%), White (22.3%), African American (14.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 73.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Christensen Elementary is 15.3, which is the 5th best among 8 elementary schools in the Franklin Pierce School District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Christensen Elementary is $19,289. 6 elementary schools in the Franklin Pierce School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Christensen Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Christensen Elementary 1036th of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See Christensen Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Multi-racial students:
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Low Socio Economic Status students:
Female students:
Male students:
Hispanic students:
White students:


Franklin Pierce School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Franklin Pierce School District 208th of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Christensen Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Christensen Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 19.80 873rd 1026 14.9%
2005 20.16 865th 1031 16.1%
2006 10.71 996th 1051 5.2%
2007 20.04 924th 1069 13.6%
2008 30.03 810th 1067 24.1%
2009 34.99 759th 1072 29.2%
2010 31.96 807th 1088 25.8%
2011 37.24 744th 1092 31.9%
2012 31.52 831st 1097 24.2%
2013 45.28 658th 1106 40.5%
2015 10.32 1000th 1067 6.3%
2016 11.78 975th 1053 7.4%
2017 11.56 982nd 1056 7.0%
2018 23.19 847th 1054 19.6%
2019 12.22 1031st 1130 8.8%
2021 11.56 1016th 1107 8.2%
2022 8.82 1117th 1169 4.4%
2023 15.59 1036th 1169 11.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Christensen Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 7.92 294th 303 3.0%
2023 12.26 187th 194 3.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Christensen Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 55.56 87th 254 65.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Christensen Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 26.95 795th 979 18.8%
2021 22.63 723rd 854 15.3%
2022 19.63 907th 1019 11.0%
2023 24.22 846th 1013 16.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Christensen Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.57 801st 1004 20.2%
2019 15.40 951st 1068 11.0%
2021 19.68 840th 1008 16.7%
2022 10.74 1040th 1100 5.5%
2023 23.04 873rd 1094 20.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Christensen Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.00 800th 999 19.9%
2019 10.25 1013th 1075 5.8%
2021 8.57 990th 1025 3.4%
2022 10.41 1048th 1113 5.8%
2023 16.15 971st 1099 11.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Christensen Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.25 81st 107 24.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Christensen Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.16 295th 540 45.4%
2019 27.15 548th 697 21.4%
2021 33.01 335th 501 33.1%
2022 16.22 655th 694 5.6%
2023 35.00 431st 633 31.9%
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Rank History for White students at Christensen Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.94 664th 833 20.3%
2019 15.84 919th 1027 10.5%
2021 15.28 841st 943 10.8%
2022 17.12 920th 1031 10.8%
2023 21.59 854th 1011 15.5%
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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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Enrollment information for Christensen Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 286 36 19 8 4 n/a n/a 0 353
1989 287 38 24 15 3 n/a n/a 0 367
1990 279 37 33 8 7 n/a n/a 0 364
1991 285 52 22 11 3 n/a n/a 0 373
1992 258 69 29 9 3 n/a n/a 0 368
1993 245 65 40 10 8 n/a n/a 0 368
1994 257 61 28 14 2 n/a n/a 0 362
1995 300 90 38 13 13 n/a n/a 0 454
1996 300 90 38 13 13 n/a n/a 0 454
1997 310 73 43 16 11 n/a n/a 0 453
1998 335 95 49 17 9 n/a n/a 0 505
1999 300 91 46 18 11 n/a n/a 0 466
2000 285 98 39 21 29 n/a n/a 0 472
2001 294 108 37 22 17 n/a n/a 0 478
2002 268 114 40 28 9 n/a n/a 0 459
2003 268 114 40 28 9 n/a n/a 0 459
2004 235 166 45 42 6 n/a n/a 0 494
2005 181 140 77 52 10 n/a n/a 16 476
2006 167 128 61 44 11 n/a n/a 58 469
2007 140 81 60 50 10 n/a n/a 83 424
2008 134 80 62 46 10 n/a n/a 114 446
2009 140 75 59 49 10 n/a n/a 118 451
2010 111 81 62 50 3 n/a n/a 107 414
2011 145 71 22 82 1 39 49 0 409
2012 139 62 20 104 2 30 60 0 417
2013 127 74 29 113 4 37 54 0 438
2014 131 72 26 111 1 27 65 0 433
2015 110 78 28 112 5 30 68 0 431
2016 112 83 23 131 2 35 71 0 457
2017 114 75 19 136 2 50 65 0 461
2018 124 65 26 134 4 44 63 0 460
2019 114 64 21 125 3 57 75 0 459
2020 106 73 19 112 5 53 79 0 447
2021 91 63 13 117 4 51 64 0 403
2022 86 58 14 114 4 50 50 0 376
2023 82 53 11 110 4 42 48 18 368

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 Christensen Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 353 16.0 22.0 0
1989 367 17.0 21.5 n/a
1990 364 19.7 18.4 0
1991 373 18.7 19.9 n/a
1992 368 18.8 19.5 n/a
1993 368 19.8 18.6 n/a
1994 362 19.0 19.1 n/a
1995 454 20.0 22.7 n/a
1996 454 20.0 22.7 n/a
1997 453 21.0 21.6 n/a
1998 505 22.5 22.4 n/a
1999 466 22.6 20.6 n/a
2000 472 24.5 19.3 n/a
2001 478 25.0 19.1 n/a
2002 459 27.0 17.0 66.2
2003 459 27.0 17.0 66.2
2004 494 26.0 19.0 67
2005 476 24.9 19.1 71.7
2006 469 24.0 19.5 78.6
2007 424 23.0 18.4 83.3
2008 446 23.0 19.4 97.3
2009 451 23.0 19.6 106.6
2010 414 25.0 16.5 111.7
2011 409 24.5 16.6 72.4
2012 417 23.0 18.1 81.3
2013 438 22.5 19.4 80.8
2014 433 n/a n/a 80.8
2015 431 27.0 15.9 75.4
2016 457 24.0 19.0 77.7
2017 461 24.5 18.8 83.1
2018 460 25.0 18.3 76.3
2019 459 24.9 18.3 86.7
2020 447 25.9 17.1 83.9
2021 403 25.9 15.5 72
2022 376 25.0 15.0 71
2023 368 24.0 15.3 73.6

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 Christensen Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 353 16.0 22.0 0
1989 367 17.0 21.5 n/a
1990 364 19.7 18.4 0
1991 373 18.7 19.9 n/a
1992 368 18.8 19.5 n/a
1993 368 19.8 18.6 n/a
1994 362 19.0 19.1 n/a
1995 454 20.0 22.7 n/a
1996 454 20.0 22.7 n/a
1997 453 21.0 21.6 n/a
1998 505 22.5 22.4 n/a
1999 466 22.6 20.6 n/a
2000 472 24.5 19.3 n/a
2001 478 25.0 19.1 n/a
2002 459 27.0 17.0 66.2
2003 459 27.0 17.0 66.2
2004 494 26.0 19.0 67
2005 476 24.9 19.1 71.7
2006 469 24.0 19.5 78.6
2007 424 23.0 18.4 83.3
2008 446 23.0 19.4 97.3
2009 451 23.0 19.6 106.6
2010 414 25.0 16.5 111.7
2011 409 24.5 16.6 72.4
2012 417 23.0 18.1 81.3
2013 438 22.5 19.4 80.8
2014 433 n/a n/a 80.8
2015 431 27.0 15.9 75.4
2016 457 24.0 19.0 77.7
2017 461 24.5 18.8 83.1
2018 460 25.0 18.3 76.3
2019 459 24.9 18.3 86.7
2020 447 25.9 17.1 83.9
2021 403 25.9 15.5 72
2022 376 25.0 15.0 71
2023 368 24.0 15.3 73.6

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

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussisMeaslesMumpsRubellaTetanus
201697.6%0.0%0.0%2.4%97.6%97.6%98.8%97.6%97.6%97.6%
201791.8%0.0%0.0%3.5%4.7%94.1%95.3%96.5%91.8%91.8%95.3%
201883.1%0.0%0.0%2.4%2.4%90.4%89.2%92.8%89.2%92.8%89.2%
201981.0%0.0%0.0%3.6%2.4%86.9%86.9%94.1%84.5%88.1%86.9%
202083.6%5.5%0.0%1.4%0.0%87.7%89.0%93.2%84.9%89.0%86.3%86.3%86.3%89.0%
202190.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%90.2%90.2%92.7%90.2%90.2%90.2%90.2%90.2%90.2%
202288.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%91.0%89.6%92.5%92.5%89.6%92.5%92.5%92.5%89.6%
202378.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%80.4%80.4%84.8%82.6%80.4%87.0%87.0%87.0%80.4%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201992.1%0.2%0.2%3.0%97.2%97.4%98.1%96.8%97.4%97.4%

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $527 (3.8%) $13,317 (96.2%) $13,844
2020 $185 (1.9%) $9,414 (98.1%) $9,599
2021 $1,283 (7.0%) $17,119 (93.0%) $18,402
2022 $1,377 (7.1%) $17,912 (92.9%) $19,289

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Christensen Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1031st of 1130 Elementary schoolsRanks 1036th of 1169 Elementary schools
 2.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Christensen Elementary)27.340
 12.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Franklin Pierce School District)49.835.6
 14.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.348.9
 7.4%
3rd Grade Math (Christensen Elementary)30.836.4
 5.6%
   3rd Grade Math (Franklin Pierce School District)46.336.8
 9.6%
   3rd Grade Math (Washington)5951.6
 7.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Christensen Elementary)44.629.2
 15.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Franklin Pierce School District)50.137.7
 12.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)57.750.1
 7.6%
4th Grade Math (Christensen Elementary)3723.1
 13.9%
   4th Grade Math (Franklin Pierce School District)42.537.3
 5.2%
   4th Grade Math (Washington)54.949.4
 5.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Christensen Elementary)40.935.7
 5.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Franklin Pierce School District)51.342.8
 8.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)61.353.8
 7.6%
5th Grade Math (Christensen Elementary)24.67.1
 17.5%
   5th Grade Math (Franklin Pierce School District)3627.4
 8.6%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)49.142
 7.1%
5th Grade Science (Christensen Elementary)26.620
 6.6%
   5th Grade Science (Franklin Pierce School District)36.437.2
 0.8%
   5th Grade Science (Washington)54.152.3
 1.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Christensen Elementary)37.334.7
 2.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Franklin Pierce School District)50.838.2
 12.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Christensen Elementary)3121.1
 10%
   All Grades Math (Franklin Pierce School District)34.324.7
 9.6%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Christensen Elementary)26.620
 6.6%
   All Grades Science (Franklin Pierce School District)40.534.8
 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 Students459368
 19.8%
African American6453
 17.2%
American Indian34
 33.3%
Asian2111
 47.6%
Hispanic125110
 12%
Pacific Islander5742
 26.3%
White11482
 28.1%
Two or More Races7548
 36%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients86.7%73.6%
 13.1%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 368 students attended Christensen Elementary.

Christensen Elementary ranks in the bottom 11.4% of Washington elementary schools.

Students at Christensen Elementary are 30% Hispanic, 22% White, 14% African American, 13% Two or more races, 11% Pacific Islander, 5% Not Specified, 3% Asian, 1% American Indian.

Students who attend Christensen Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Perry G Keithley Middle School
High : Washington High School


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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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