Newcastle Elementary School

Summary:

Newcastle Elementary School is a public elementary school in Newcastle, Washington, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade. With a diverse student population, the school consistently outperforms state and district averages in academic achievement, making it a standout institution in the region.

Newcastle Elementary School's academic performance is particularly impressive, with 78.91% of all students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 78.04% in Math, compared to state averages of 52.86% and 41.04%, respectively. The school's performance is also strong among certain student subgroups, such as female students, who rank 41st out of 1,094 Washington elementary schools, and Asian students, who rank 34th out of 170. This consistent high performance has earned the school a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and a statewide ranking in the top 100 schools for the past decade.

When compared to nearby schools, Newcastle Elementary School stands out as a high-performing institution. For example, Apollo Elementary, another school in the Issaquah School District, also performs well, but schools in the Renton School District, such as Honey Dew Elementary and Highlands Elementary, have significantly lower performance. This suggests that the strong academic culture and resources within the Issaquah School District contribute to the high performance of Newcastle Elementary School.


Detail:

Public K-5

 8400 136th Ave SE
       Newcastle, WA  98059


(425) 837-5801

District: Issaquah School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
79th of 1,169 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,084 Help


Students who attend Newcastle Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Liberty Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.8 Help
Number of students:  484

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
41.5%
White:
32.0%
Hispanic:
12.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  14.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Newcastle Elementary School ranks better than 93.2% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks 10th 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 92.96. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Newcastle Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (41.5%), White (32%), Hispanic (12%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 14.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Newcastle Elementary School is 14.8, which is the 5th 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 Newcastle Elementary School is $17,084. 11 elementary schools in the Issaquah School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Newcastle Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Newcastle Elementary School 79th of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See Newcastle Elementary School 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 Newcastle Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Newcastle Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 86.08 90th 1069 91.6%
2008 84.39 108th 1067 89.9%
2009 88.41 65th 1072 93.9%
2010 88.50 74th 1088 93.2%
2011 89.19 71st 1092 93.5%
2012 90.61 56th 1097 94.9%
2013 84.80 107th 1106 90.3%
2015 91.50 64th 1067 94.0%
2016 91.58 64th 1053 93.9%
2017 89.58 91st 1056 91.4%
2018 91.46 71st 1054 93.3%
2019 89.22 100th 1130 91.2%
2021 91.92 96th 1107 91.3%
2022 88.36 126th 1169 89.2%
2023 92.96 79th 1169 93.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Newcastle Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.33 29th 212 86.3%
2019 82.93 28th 303 90.8%
2022 89.47 13th 252 94.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Newcastle Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.59 113th 637 82.3%
2022 60.28 129th 478 73.0%
2023 35.83 213th 308 30.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Newcastle Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 53.77 418th 1019 59.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Newcastle Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.37 79th 1004 92.1%
2019 89.31 81st 1068 92.4%
2021 92.22 71st 1008 93.0%
2022 93.02 61st 1100 94.5%
2023 94.47 41st 1094 96.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Newcastle Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.83 55th 999 94.5%
2019 88.56 102nd 1075 90.5%
2021 90.04 102nd 1025 90.0%
2022 80.11 210th 1113 81.1%
2023 87.26 127th 1099 88.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Newcastle Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.76 48th 169 71.6%
2019 79.96 33rd 201 83.6%
2021 71.97 48th 131 63.4%
2022 68.28 71st 187 62.0%
2023 82.11 34th 170 80.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Newcastle Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 46.58 371st 697 46.8%
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Rank History for White students at Newcastle Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.70 86th 833 89.7%
2019 86.52 88th 1027 91.4%
2021 75.00 206th 943 78.2%
2022 79.58 190th 1031 81.6%
2023 85.89 111th 1011 89.0%
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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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Enrollment information for Newcastle Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 284 17 82 11 6 n/a n/a 0 400
2006 287 16 89 14 5 n/a n/a 0 411
2007 280 11 99 22 4 n/a n/a 2 418
2008 306 15 128 29 1 n/a n/a 2 481
2009 306 6 145 32 1 n/a n/a 4 494
2010 307 13 153 28 2 n/a n/a 4 507
2011 314 11 161 24 1 7 19 0 537
2012 311 8 143 32 1 5 25 0 525
2013 307 10 154 40 1 5 31 0 548
2014 303 8 155 37 0 3 53 0 559
2015 303 12 170 46 0 1 62 0 594
2016 286 9 171 46 0 1 79 0 592
2017 279 11 195 47 0 0 89 0 621
2018 272 19 213 50 0 1 79 0 634
2019 261 24 232 52 0 0 81 0 650
2020 231 21 227 59 1 0 78 0 617
2021 199 24 226 49 1 0 58 0 557
2022 173 17 189 55 2 1 53 0 490
2023 155 11 201 58 1 0 58 0 484

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 Newcastle Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 400 n/a n/a 6.5
2006 411 23.5 17.5 6.8
2007 418 23.8 17.6 9.4
2008 481 26.7 18.0 7.5
2009 494 26.7 18.5 7.3
2010 507 25.0 20.2 6.2
2011 537 26.1 20.5 6.5
2012 525 27.1 19.3 7
2013 548 28.1 19.4 8
2014 559 n/a n/a 6.1
2015 594 36.0 16.5 6.2
2016 592 32.0 18.5 5.1
2017 621 33.5 18.5 4.2
2018 634 35.1 18.0 4.6
2019 650 39.4 16.4 7.1
2020 617 38.6 15.9 7.8
2021 557 36.3 15.3 7.7
2022 490 33.3 14.6 10.6
2023 484 32.5 14.8 14.7

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 Newcastle Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 400 n/a n/a 6.5
2006 411 23.5 17.5 6.8
2007 418 23.8 17.6 9.4
2008 481 26.7 18.0 7.5
2009 494 26.7 18.5 7.3
2010 507 25.0 20.2 6.2
2011 537 26.1 20.5 6.5
2012 525 27.1 19.3 7
2013 548 28.1 19.4 8
2014 559 n/a n/a 6.1
2015 594 36.0 16.5 6.2
2016 592 32.0 18.5 5.1
2017 621 33.5 18.5 4.2
2018 634 35.1 18.0 4.6
2019 650 39.4 16.4 7.1
2020 617 38.6 15.9 7.8
2021 557 36.3 15.3 7.7
2022 490 33.3 14.6 10.6
2023 484 32.5 14.8 14.7

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

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussisMeaslesMumpsRubellaTetanus
201695.1%0.0%0.0%1.0%96.1%100.0%96.1%95.1%99.0%100.0%
201793.0%0.0%0.9%0.9%6.1%95.7%95.7%95.7%94.8%93.9%95.7%
201891.6%0.0%0.0%1.9%4.7%93.5%93.5%95.3%93.5%93.5%93.5%
201992.0%0.0%1.8%3.6%2.7%96.4%94.6%95.5%94.6%95.5%94.6%
202091.8%0.0%0.0%2.4%4.7%97.7%97.7%92.9%96.5%97.7%100.0%100.0%100.0%97.7%
202191.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%92.8%92.8%97.1%92.8%92.8%94.2%94.2%94.2%92.8%
202290.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.3%95.9%93.2%93.2%95.9%95.9%95.9%95.9%95.9%
202389.9%1.3%0.0%2.5%5.1%93.7%94.9%97.5%91.1%94.9%98.7%98.7%98.7%94.9%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201995.7%0.0%0.8%2.8%97.5%97.7%97.2%97.1%97.7%97.7%

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $129 (0.9%) $14,199 (99.1%) $14,328
2020 $232 (16.5%) $1,176 (83.5%) $1,408
2021 $485 (3.1%) $15,265 (96.9%) $15,750
2022 $1,288 (7.5%) $15,796 (92.5%) $17,084

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Newcastle Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 100th of 1130 Elementary schoolsRanks 79th of 1169 Elementary schools
 2.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Newcastle Elementary School)77.569.3
 8.1%
   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 (Newcastle Elementary School)85.476
 9.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Issaquah School District)81.679.7
 1.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Washington)5951.6
 7.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Newcastle Elementary School)72.879.4
 6.5%
   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 (Newcastle Elementary School)77.784.8
 7.1%
   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 (Newcastle Elementary School)8286.5
 4.5%
   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 (Newcastle Elementary School)75.372.7
 2.5%
   5th Grade Math (Issaquah School District)76.777.1
 0.4%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)49.142
 7.1%
5th Grade Science (Newcastle Elementary School)7576.4
 1.4%
   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 (Newcastle Elementary School)77.478.9
 1.5%
   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 (Newcastle Elementary School)79.578
 1.4%
   All Grades Math (Issaquah School District)77.272.6
 4.7%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Newcastle Elementary School)7576.4
 1.4%
   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 Students650484
 25.5%
African American2411
 54.2%
American Indian01
Asian232201
 13.4%
Hispanic5258
 11.5%
Pacific Islander00
White261155
 40.6%
Two or More Races8158
 28.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients7.1%14.7%
 7.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Newcastle Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 484 students attended Newcastle Elementary School.

Students at Newcastle Elementary School are 42% Asian, 32% White, 12% Hispanic, 12% Two or more races, 2% African American.

Students who attend Newcastle Elementary School usually go on to attend:

High : Liberty Senior High School

Yes. Newcastle Elementary School ranks in the top 6.8% of Washington elementary schools.


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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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