Clark Elementary

Summary:

Clark Elementary is a public elementary school located in Issaquah, Washington, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade. With a diverse student population of 580, the school is part of the highly-ranked Issaquah School District, which is ranked 3rd out of 249 districts in the state.

While Clark Elementary has a diverse student body, its academic performance, as measured by standardized test scores, is generally lower than the Issaquah School District and Washington state averages across all grades and subjects. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, only 65.89% of Clark Elementary students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 78.66% in the Issaquah School District and 52.86% statewide. Similarly, in Math, 63.16% of Clark Elementary students were proficient or better, compared to 72.56% in the district and 41.04% statewide. The school's performance in Science also lags behind the district and state averages.

Compared to nearby Endeavour Elementary, Sunny Hills Elementary, and Challenger Elementary, all of which have higher test scores and statewide rankings, Clark Elementary's academic performance is relatively low. Additionally, the school's diverse student population and varying subgroup performance suggest the need for targeted interventions and support to ensure equitable outcomes for all students, regardless of their racial or ethnic background.


Detail:

Public K-5

 335 First Avenue SE
       Issaquah, WA  98027-4315


(425) 837-6250

District: Issaquah School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
240th of 1,169 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,126 Help


Students who attend Clark Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Issaquah Middle School
High:    Issaquah High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.6 Help
Number of students:  580

Racial breakdown:

White:
40.0%
Asian:
29.7%
Two or more races:
12.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  25.9% Help


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Compare Details Clark Elementary ranks better than 79.5% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks last among 16 ranked elementary schools in the Issaquah School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 78.32. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Clark Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (40%), Asian (29.7%), two or more races (12.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 25.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Issaquah School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Clark Elementary is 14.6, which is the 4th best among 16 elementary schools in the Issaquah School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Clark Elementary is $17,126. 9 elementary schools in the Issaquah School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Clark Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Clark Elementary 240th of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See Clark Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Issaquah School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Issaquah School District 3rd of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Clark Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Clark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 65.72 306th 1026 70.2%
2005 72.27 255th 1031 75.3%
2006 61.99 392nd 1051 62.7%
2007 54.91 492nd 1069 54.0%
2008 54.13 515th 1067 51.7%
2009 51.08 540th 1072 49.6%
2010 55.03 481st 1088 55.8%
2011 69.48 302nd 1092 72.3%
2012 68.06 339th 1097 69.1%
2013 79.28 181st 1106 83.6%
2015 69.70 287th 1067 73.1%
2016 54.98 478th 1053 54.6%
2017 68.72 320th 1056 69.7%
2018 79.11 205th 1054 80.6%
2019 75.68 261st 1130 76.9%
2021 85.36 155th 1107 86.0%
2022 77.11 254th 1169 78.3%
2023 78.32 240th 1169 79.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Clark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 77.22 43rd 303 85.8%
2021 82.36 12th 128 90.6%
2022 68.32 78th 252 69.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Clark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 79.47 35th 254 86.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Clark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.42 220th 637 65.5%
2019 26.68 442nd 566 21.9%
2022 40.57 258th 478 46.0%
2023 40.36 183rd 308 40.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Clark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.93 593rd 835 29.0%
2019 34.31 706th 979 27.9%
2021 30.48 628th 854 26.5%
2022 36.75 673rd 1019 34.0%
2023 47.61 530th 1013 47.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Clark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.56 195th 1004 80.6%
2019 73.43 273rd 1068 74.4%
2021 80.99 164th 1008 83.7%
2022 74.91 255th 1100 76.8%
2023 77.93 214th 1094 80.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Clark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.04 219th 999 78.1%
2019 76.90 231st 1075 78.5%
2021 86.57 134th 1025 86.9%
2022 78.15 229th 1113 79.4%
2023 75.65 241st 1099 78.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Clark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.19 39th 169 76.9%
2019 78.60 39th 201 80.6%
2021 76.51 36th 131 72.5%
2022 73.83 56th 187 70.1%
2023 74.71 41st 170 75.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Clark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.64 194th 540 64.1%
2019 57.33 267th 697 61.7%
2023 77.51 82nd 633 87.0%
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Rank History for White students at Clark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.60 264th 833 68.3%
2019 66.39 350th 1027 65.9%
2021 78.36 172nd 943 81.8%
2022 70.22 298th 1031 71.1%
2023 68.21 310th 1011 69.3%
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Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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by a parent
Monday, January 23, 2012

Open Quote My daughter had wonderful 3 years in this school and she will always miss the teachers and all the student oriented activities that this school had all the year around. We recently moved out to another state but find ourselves always talking about the friendly, open and encouraging atmosphere this school provides to all. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, September 3, 2011

Open Quote Small school and smaller class size compared with other schools in the area. Wonderful staff and active PTA. We have been in the school for a year now and our happy with our child's progress. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Clark Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 322 0 15 2 0 n/a n/a 0 339
1989 378 0 17 1 0 n/a n/a 0 396
1990 390 0 20 0 3 n/a n/a 0 413
1991 400 2 20 0 4 n/a n/a 0 426
1992 420 0 19 2 1 n/a n/a 0 442
1993 382 3 15 2 0 n/a n/a 0 402
1994 401 3 15 4 2 n/a n/a 0 425
1995 435 3 19 6 4 n/a n/a 0 467
1996 435 3 19 6 4 n/a n/a 0 467
1997 401 3 17 15 5 n/a n/a 0 441
1998 425 3 18 14 4 n/a n/a 0 464
1999 427 2 17 12 2 n/a n/a 0 460
2000 377 4 14 18 4 n/a n/a 0 417
2001 331 2 11 15 3 n/a n/a 0 362
2002 293 4 17 27 4 n/a n/a 0 345
2003 293 4 17 27 4 n/a n/a 0 345
2004 292 14 43 28 4 n/a n/a 0 381
2005 303 17 71 29 5 n/a n/a 0 425
2006 276 17 90 42 6 n/a n/a 0 431
2007 235 8 28 29 5 n/a n/a 3 308
2008 230 15 37 38 4 n/a n/a 0 324
2009 234 10 41 41 5 n/a n/a 0 331
2010 240 8 52 45 5 n/a n/a 0 350
2011 252 13 52 44 7 2 9 0 379
2012 231 9 48 39 6 0 12 0 345
2013 223 10 50 33 2 0 18 0 336
2014 313 19 102 57 2 0 42 0 535
2015 340 17 120 65 2 0 51 0 595
2016 359 11 149 91 2 0 69 0 681
2017 382 16 183 85 2 0 87 0 755
2018 369 28 163 89 2 1 88 0 740
2019 365 33 161 97 2 1 80 0 739
2020 405 28 165 106 2 1 75 0 782
2021 331 26 180 94 2 0 85 0 718
2022 277 19 140 68 3 1 61 0 569
2023 232 27 172 70 5 1 73 0 580

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 Clark Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 339 18.0 18.8 0
1989 396 20.0 19.8 n/a
1990 413 20.8 19.8 0
1991 426 22.0 19.3 n/a
1992 442 23.2 19.0 n/a
1993 402 23.0 17.5 n/a
1994 425 22.7 18.7 n/a
1995 467 22.4 20.8 n/a
1996 467 22.4 20.8 n/a
1997 441 21.8 20.2 n/a
1998 464 22.5 20.6 n/a
1999 460 23.9 19.2 n/a
2000 417 22.2 18.8 n/a
2001 362 19.6 18.5 n/a
2002 345 21.3 16.2 15.4
2003 345 21.3 16.2 15.4
2004 381 21.0 18.1 15.7
2005 425 20.7 20.5 14.6
2006 431 25.3 17.0 16
2007 308 18.9 16.3 16.1
2008 324 18.9 17.1 18.5
2009 331 18.9 17.5 19.6
2010 350 19.8 17.6 19.4
2011 379 21.6 17.5 16.6
2012 345 20.1 17.1 18.8
2013 336 20.1 16.7 17.9
2014 535 n/a n/a 20.7
2015 595 40.0 14.8 24.2
2016 681 40.0 17.0 17.9
2017 755 44.1 17.1 17.7
2018 740 45.8 16.1 17.4
2019 739 48.6 15.1 20
2020 782 50.2 15.5 20.1
2021 718 48.8 14.7 20.2
2022 569 40.2 14.1 21.8
2023 580 39.5 14.6 25.9

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 Clark Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 339 18.0 18.8 0
1989 396 20.0 19.8 n/a
1990 413 20.8 19.8 0
1991 426 22.0 19.3 n/a
1992 442 23.2 19.0 n/a
1993 402 23.0 17.5 n/a
1994 425 22.7 18.7 n/a
1995 467 22.4 20.8 n/a
1996 467 22.4 20.8 n/a
1997 441 21.8 20.2 n/a
1998 464 22.5 20.6 n/a
1999 460 23.9 19.2 n/a
2000 417 22.2 18.8 n/a
2001 362 19.6 18.5 n/a
2002 345 21.3 16.2 15.4
2003 345 21.3 16.2 15.4
2004 381 21.0 18.1 15.7
2005 425 20.7 20.5 14.6
2006 431 25.3 17.0 16
2007 308 18.9 16.3 16.1
2008 324 18.9 17.1 18.5
2009 331 18.9 17.5 19.6
2010 350 19.8 17.6 19.4
2011 379 21.6 17.5 16.6
2012 345 20.1 17.1 18.8
2013 336 20.1 16.7 17.9
2014 535 n/a n/a 20.7
2015 595 40.0 14.8 24.2
2016 681 40.0 17.0 17.9
2017 755 44.1 17.1 17.7
2018 740 45.8 16.1 17.4
2019 739 48.6 15.1 20
2020 782 50.2 15.5 20.1
2021 718 48.8 14.7 20.2
2022 569 40.2 14.1 21.8
2023 580 39.5 14.6 25.9

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

Clark Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussisMeaslesMumpsRubellaTetanus
201694.1%1.0%1.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%99.0%96.0%96.0%98.0%
201797.2%0.0%0.0%0.7%1.4%97.2%97.2%99.3%97.9%97.9%97.2%
201891.3%0.0%1.0%1.0%6.8%93.2%94.2%95.2%93.2%93.2%93.2%
201991.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%8.1%93.4%94.1%95.6%92.7%91.9%93.4%
202092.8%3.6%0.0%0.7%1.5%94.2%94.9%94.2%94.2%94.9%94.9%94.9%94.9%94.9%
202191.8%0.8%0.8%0.8%1.6%95.1%95.1%97.5%92.6%94.3%95.9%95.9%95.9%95.1%
202294.8%1.3%0.0%0.0%1.3%94.8%96.1%96.1%94.8%96.1%96.1%96.1%96.1%96.1%
202390.7%3.7%0.0%0.0%1.9%91.7%92.6%93.5%91.7%92.6%92.6%92.6%92.6%92.6%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201993.4%0.1%0.5%5.5%95.7%96.2%96.1%95.2%95.2%95.8%

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,975 (13.6%) $12,549 (86.4%) $14,524
2020 $153 (13.6%) $970 (86.3%) $1,124
2021 $485 (3.1%) $15,344 (96.9%) $15,830
2022 $1,316 (7.7%) $15,810 (92.3%) $17,126

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Clark Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 261st of 1130 Elementary schoolsRanks 240th of 1169 Elementary schools
 2.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Clark Elementary)69.259.3
 9.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Issaquah School District)75.876.6
 0.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.348.9
 7.4%
3rd Grade Math (Clark Elementary)69.162.2
 6.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Issaquah School District)81.679.7
 1.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Washington)5951.6
 7.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Clark Elementary)71.970.8
 1.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Issaquah School District)78.378
 0.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)57.750.1
 7.6%
4th Grade Math (Clark Elementary)67.571.9
 4.4%
   4th Grade Math (Issaquah School District)78.679.3
 0.8%
   4th Grade Math (Washington)54.949.4
 5.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Clark Elementary)68.165.4
 2.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Issaquah School District)82.782.1
 0.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)61.353.8
 7.6%
5th Grade Math (Clark Elementary)58.653.5
 5.1%
   5th Grade Math (Issaquah School District)76.777.1
 0.4%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)49.142
 7.1%
5th Grade Science (Clark Elementary)70.866.3
 4.5%
   5th Grade Science (Issaquah School District)78.380.5
 2.1%
   5th Grade Science (Washington)54.152.3
 1.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Clark Elementary)7065.9
 4.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Issaquah School District)81.378.7
 2.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Clark Elementary)65.163.2
 2%
   All Grades Math (Issaquah School District)77.272.6
 4.7%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Clark Elementary)70.866.3
 4.5%
   All Grades Science (Issaquah School District)79.577.8
 1.7%
   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 Students739580
 21.5%
African American3327
 18.2%
American Indian25
 150%
Asian161172
 6.8%
Hispanic9770
 27.8%
Pacific Islander11
White365232
 36.4%
Two or More Races8073
 8.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients20%25.9%
 5.8%


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Clark Elementary ranks 240th of 1169 Washington elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 580 students attended Clark Elementary.

Students at Clark Elementary are 40% White, 30% Asian, 13% Two or more races, 12% Hispanic, 5% African American.

Students who attend Clark Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Issaquah Middle School
High : Issaquah 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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