Sunset Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 4229 W Lake Samm Pkwy SE
       Bellevue, WA  98008-5981


 (425) 837-5601

District: Issaquah School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
128th of 1,054 Washington Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  20.4
Number of students:  654
Kindergartners immunized:  89.9%

Racial breakdown:
White:
63.5%
Asian:
19.9%
Two or more races:
7.3%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  6.7%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Sunset Elementary ranked better than 87.9% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranked 13th among 15 ranked elementary schools in the Issaquah School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.4. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (63.5%), Asian (19.9%), two or more races (7.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 6.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Compare Details 89.9% of the Kindergarten students at Sunset Elementary have met state immunization requirements. The Washington State Department of Health recommends an immunization percentage of 95 or greater. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sunset Elementary is 20.4. 13 elementary schools in the Issaquah School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Sunset Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sunset Elementary 128th of 1054 Washington public elementary schools. (See Sunset Elementary in the ranking list.)

Issaquah School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Issaquah School District 5th of 205 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 92.41 42nd 1026 95.9%
2005 87.68 95th 1031 90.8%
2006 87.71 77th 1051 92.7%
2007 86.62 82nd 1069 92.3%
2008 87.56 76th 1067 92.9%
2009 89.18 60th 1072 94.4%
2010 91.50 46th 1088 95.8%
2011 85.73 109th 1092 90.0%
2012 80.68 147th 1097 86.6%
2013 82.01 147th 1106 86.7%
2015 89.44 94th 1067 91.2%
2016 91.55 66th 1053 93.7%
2017 91.34 73rd 1056 93.1%
2018 85.40 128th 1054 87.9%

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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All ratings (Avg rating: 3.7)
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by a parent
Sunday, June 7, 2015

Open Quote The new principal, Amanda Dorey, is phenomenal - she is a great administrator, listens to parents, cares about the students, and is already making positive changes at the school. The education is very strong, but as with all public schools, it's hard to get classroom sizes down to what private schools can achieve. That said, I'm impressed with how well they do address children's needs. My one complaint is that homework doesn't get reviewed (at least not in my daughter's first grade class), which is fine, but I didn't find that out until halfway through the school year. I'm happy to take a more active role giving my daughter feedback, I just need to know that's the plan. The PTA is very active and influential, but you see a lot of the same faces - I'd love to see more volunteers get involved. My daughter is very happy, learning quickly, and is confident and excited about school. I couldn't ask for more than that. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, September 1, 2014

Open Quote While the school does an okay job with students who naturally do well; they don't do so well with the kids that struggle and need additional support or help. Administration drags their feet in solving issues. A lot of talk; not much action. Disappointing. 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
1991 589 6 47 8 4 n/a n/a 0 654
1992 595 4 71 8 1 n/a n/a 0 679
1993 448 5 43 9 1 n/a n/a 0 506
1994 407 3 43 9 1 n/a n/a 0 463
1995 458 6 51 11 3 n/a n/a 0 529
1996 458 6 51 11 3 n/a n/a 0 529
1997 481 4 46 5 3 n/a n/a 0 539
1998 466 3 52 11 3 n/a n/a 0 535
1999 454 1 70 8 4 n/a n/a 0 537
2000 499 1 96 9 4 n/a n/a 0 609
2001 516 0 90 9 6 n/a n/a 0 621
2002 485 2 83 18 1 n/a n/a 0 589
2003 485 2 83 18 1 n/a n/a 0 589
2004 470 7 100 12 3 n/a n/a 0 592
2005 498 13 109 19 2 n/a n/a 0 641
2006 482 11 120 23 3 n/a n/a 5 644
2007 423 11 135 23 4 n/a n/a 7 603
2008 418 12 140 24 3 n/a n/a 5 602
2009 433 15 170 25 4 n/a n/a 4 651
2010 407 14 170 34 5 n/a n/a 4 634
2011 409 18 154 37 4 5 28 0 655
2012 425 12 134 36 4 5 35 0 651
2013 420 14 132 33 3 4 42 0 648
2014 416 14 124 37 3 4 37 0 635
2015 417 12 133 41 3 4 44 0 654
2016 415 14 130 44 2 1 48 0 654

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 Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 654 31.2 20.9 n/a
1992 679 32.0 21.2 n/a
1993 506 23.0 22.0 n/a
1994 463 23.5 19.7 n/a
1995 529 23.9 22.1 n/a
1996 529 23.9 22.1 n/a
1997 539 24.9 21.6 n/a
1998 535 24.9 21.5 n/a
1999 537 25.2 21.3 n/a
2000 609 29.1 20.9 n/a
2001 621 29.5 21.1 n/a
2002 589 29.4 20.0 6.5
2003 589 29.4 20.0 6.5
2004 592 33.0 17.9 n/a
2005 641 33.3 19.2 0.0
2006 644 33.7 19.1 5.3
2007 603 32.2 18.7 6.2
2008 602 31.2 19.3 6.2
2009 651 31.2 20.9 7.6
2010 634 32.2 19.6 7.1
2011 655 31.4 20.8 6.6
2012 651 30.5 21.2 8.3
2013 648 31.5 20.5 9.7
2014 635 n/a n/a 8.7
2015 654 41.0 15.9 8.4
2016 654 32.0 20.4 6.7

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 Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 654 31.2 20.9 n/a
1992 679 32.0 21.2 n/a
1993 506 23.0 22.0 n/a
1994 463 23.5 19.7 n/a
1995 529 23.9 22.1 n/a
1996 529 23.9 22.1 n/a
1997 539 24.9 21.6 n/a
1998 535 24.9 21.5 n/a
1999 537 25.2 21.3 n/a
2000 609 29.1 20.9 n/a
2001 621 29.5 21.1 n/a
2002 589 29.4 20.0 6.5
2003 589 29.4 20.0 6.5
2004 592 33.0 17.9 n/a
2005 641 33.3 19.2 0.0
2006 644 33.7 19.1 5.3
2007 603 32.2 18.7 6.2
2008 602 31.2 19.3 6.2
2009 651 31.2 20.9 7.6
2010 634 32.2 19.6 7.1
2011 655 31.4 20.8 6.6
2012 651 30.5 21.2 8.3
2013 648 31.5 20.5 9.7
2014 635 n/a n/a 8.7
2015 654 41.0 15.9 8.4
2016 654 32.0 20.4 6.7

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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School Year Protected students Students with plan Students with exemption Unknown
2007-08 97 (97%) 1 (1%) 2 (2%) 0 (0%)
2008-09 87 (88.8%) 0 (0%) 9 (9.2%) 2 (2%)
2009-10 69 (89.6%) 0 (0%) 6 (7.8%) 2 (2.6%)
2010-11 75 (86.2%) 3 (3.4%) 9 (10.3%) 0 (0%)
2011-12 63 (88.7%) 0 (0%) 4 (5.6%) 4 (5.6%)
2012-13 87 (94.6%) 0 (0%) 5 (5.4%) 0 (0%)
2013-14 92 (95.8%) 1 (1%) 3 (3.1%) 0 (0%)
2014-15 85 (93.4%) 1 (1.1%) 5 (5.5%) 0 (0%)
2015-16 80 (93%) 2 (2.3%) 3 (3.5%) 1 (1.2%)
2016-17 91 (91%) 2 (2%) 5 (5%) 2 (2%)
2017-18 80 (89.9%) 0 (0%) 9 (10.1%) 0 (0%)

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

About Immunization Rates:
Kindergarten Immunization Rates: This graph shows the percent of students in the school who have all of the required doses for the vaccine type for kindergarten entry (complete). The following vaccines are required for Washington State kindergarten entry: DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis), Hep B (Hepatitis B), MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella), Polio and Varicella (chickenpox). The data comes from schools reporting to the Department each school year. Schools report total counts of students based on each student’s Certificate of Immunization Status, which is parent-reported and is not health care provider verified. The goal line is the national Health People 2020 target of 95% completion for these vaccines for school age children.
Protected Students: The number and percent of students in the school reported to have all required vaccinations for their age and grade.
Students with plan: The number and percent of students in the school with a temporary approved plan for getting caught-up on required vaccinations. These students can remain in school if they follow this plan.
Students with exemption: The number and percent of students in the school reported to have any exemption type for at least one vaccine.
Unknown: The number and percent of students whose immunization status is not known. These students do not fall into any other category – they may be missing required vaccines, but have no temporary delay plan or exemptions. Students with no signed CIS on file are also counted here.

Source: Washington State Department of Health




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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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