Grand Ridge Elementary

Summary:

Grand Ridge Elementary is a high-performing public elementary school in Issaquah, Washington, serving 564 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the Issaquah School District, which is ranked 3rd out of 249 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Grand Ridge Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Washington, with 84.48% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 85.25% proficient or better in Math. The school's exceptional academic performance is particularly notable in specific student subgroups, such as Asian students (ranked 15th out of 170 schools) and English Language Learners (ranked 5th out of 248 schools). Additionally, Grand Ridge Elementary has a more diverse student population compared to many nearby schools, with a higher percentage of Asian and multi-racial students, providing a unique learning environment.

When compared to other schools in the Issaquah School District, Grand Ridge Elementary stands out for its consistently high academic performance, outpacing nearby schools like Sunny Hills Elementary, Discovery Elementary, and Cascade Ridge Elementary. However, Grand Ridge Elementary also has a lower percentage of students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds compared to some nearby schools, such as Cedar Trails Elementary and Clark Elementary, which may contribute to its academic success.


Detail:

Public K-5

 1739 NE Park Dr
       Issaquah, WA  98029


(425) 837-7926

District: Issaquah School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
32nd of 1,169 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,993 Help


Students who attend Grand Ridge Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Pacific Cascade Middle School
High:    Issaquah High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.5 Help
Number of students:  564

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
45.0%
White:
35.8%
Two or more races:
9.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  6.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Grand Ridge Elementary ranks better than 97.3% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks 5th 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 96.36. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (45%), White (35.8%), two or more races (9.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 6.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Grand Ridge Elementary is 15.5, which is the 7th 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 Grand Ridge Elementary is $16,993. 13 elementary schools in the Issaquah School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Grand Ridge Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Grand Ridge Elementary 32nd of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See Grand Ridge 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 Grand Ridge Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Grand Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 87.40 75th 1072 93.0%
2010 88.56 73rd 1088 93.3%
2011 87.56 89th 1092 91.8%
2012 89.29 62nd 1097 94.3%
2013 88.47 70th 1106 93.7%
2015 95.51 29th 1067 97.3%
2016 91.30 70th 1053 93.4%
2017 92.53 57th 1056 94.6%
2018 92.33 60th 1054 94.3%
2019 88.15 111th 1130 90.2%
2021 94.07 67th 1107 93.9%
2022 94.74 54th 1169 95.4%
2023 96.36 32nd 1169 97.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Grand Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.86 9th 212 95.8%
2019 81.08 31st 303 89.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Grand Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.03 4th 333 98.8%
2019 95.07 5th 248 98.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Grand Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.51 199th 637 68.8%
2019 36.11 342nd 566 39.6%
2022 36.17 303rd 478 36.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Grand Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.83 471st 835 43.6%
2019 37.01 668th 979 31.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Grand Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.47 35th 1004 96.5%
2019 89.83 73rd 1068 93.2%
2021 94.45 54th 1008 94.6%
2022 94.68 40th 1100 96.4%
2023 94.37 44th 1094 96.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Grand Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.04 87th 999 91.3%
2019 85.05 143rd 1075 86.7%
2021 91.46 94th 1025 90.8%
2022 92.68 70th 1113 93.7%
2023 96.87 18th 1099 98.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Grand Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.43 24th 169 85.8%
2019 81.61 28th 201 86.1%
2021 81.74 22nd 131 83.2%
2022 84.86 24th 187 87.2%
2023 89.90 15th 170 91.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Grand Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.76 20th 540 96.3%
2019 88.56 46th 697 93.4%
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Rank History for White students at Grand Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.27 163rd 833 80.4%
2019 81.49 159th 1027 84.5%
2021 82.76 135th 943 85.7%
2022 88.52 80th 1031 92.2%
2023 87.97 93rd 1011 90.8%
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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 Grand Ridge Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 409 18 192 27 3 n/a n/a 1 650
2008 468 17 231 41 1 n/a n/a 4 762
2009 525 23 282 43 1 n/a n/a 5 879
2010 525 26 292 38 2 n/a n/a 6 889
2011 378 13 261 39 1 7 13 0 712
2012 416 15 272 45 0 5 35 0 788
2013 463 26 286 63 0 2 56 0 896
2014 368 12 231 40 0 2 52 0 705
2015 370 10 252 43 0 0 62 0 737
2016 382 17 268 42 0 0 65 0 774
2017 374 21 261 41 0 0 73 0 770
2018 349 16 286 42 0 0 65 0 758
2019 330 16 287 42 1 0 71 0 747
2020 334 14 284 34 0 0 59 0 725
2021 273 14 247 36 0 1 57 0 628
2022 226 12 262 44 0 0 60 0 604
2023 202 15 254 41 0 0 52 0 564

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 Grand Ridge Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 650 31.7 20.5 2.6
2008 762 38.3 19.9 1.8
2009 879 38.3 23.0 3.3
2010 889 44.1 20.1 5.1
2011 712 35.8 19.8 5.1
2012 788 40.3 19.5 8
2013 896 41.0 21.8 10.2
2014 705 n/a n/a 7.9
2015 737 43.0 17.1 5.7
2016 774 40.0 19.3 5.7
2017 770 39.4 19.4 4.2
2018 758 40.0 18.9 5.3
2019 747 41.8 17.8 6
2020 725 43.2 16.7 5.9
2021 628 40.2 15.6 5.1
2022 604 40.0 15.1 5.8
2023 564 36.2 15.5 6.2

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 Grand Ridge Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 650 31.7 20.5 2.6
2008 762 38.3 19.9 1.8
2009 879 38.3 23.0 3.3
2010 889 44.1 20.1 5.1
2011 712 35.8 19.8 5.1
2012 788 40.3 19.5 8
2013 896 41.0 21.8 10.2
2014 705 n/a n/a 7.9
2015 737 43.0 17.1 5.7
2016 774 40.0 19.3 5.7
2017 770 39.4 19.4 4.2
2018 758 40.0 18.9 5.3
2019 747 41.8 17.8 6
2020 725 43.2 16.7 5.9
2021 628 40.2 15.6 5.1
2022 604 40.0 15.1 5.8
2023 564 36.2 15.5 6.2

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
20160.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
202297.9%2.1%0.0%0.0%1.1%97.9%97.9%97.9%97.9%97.9%97.9%97.9%97.9%97.9%
202397.8%0.0%0.0%2.2%0.0%98.9%100.0%98.9%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

Grand Ridge Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201995.7%0.0%0.4%3.5%97.3%98.3%98.4%97.3%97.7%98.3%

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $129 (0.9%) $13,612 (99.1%) $13,741
2020 $170 (17.3%) $815 (82.7%) $985
2021 $485 (3.0%) $15,652 (97.0%) $16,138
2022 $1,293 (7.6%) $15,700 (92.4%) $16,993

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Grand Ridge Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 111th of 1130 Elementary schoolsRanks 32nd of 1169 Elementary schools
 7.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Grand Ridge Elementary)72.381.3
 8.9%
   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 (Grand Ridge Elementary)83.683.5
 0.1%
   3rd Grade Math (Issaquah School District)81.679.7
 1.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Washington)5951.6
 7.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Grand Ridge Elementary)74.390
 15.8%
   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 (Grand Ridge Elementary)77.891.3
 13.5%
   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 (Grand Ridge Elementary)77.783.2
 5.5%
   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 (Grand Ridge Elementary)78.482.2
 3.8%
   5th Grade Math (Issaquah School District)76.777.1
 0.4%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)49.142
 7.1%
5th Grade Science (Grand Ridge Elementary)76.379.2
 2.9%
   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 (Grand Ridge Elementary)74.784.5
 9.8%
   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 (Grand Ridge Elementary)79.885.3
 5.5%
   All Grades Math (Issaquah School District)77.272.6
 4.7%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Grand Ridge Elementary)76.379.2
 2.9%
   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 Students747564
 24.5%
African American1615
 6.3%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian287254
 11.5%
Hispanic4241
 2.4%
Pacific Islander00
White330202
 38.8%
Two or More Races7152
 26.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients6%6.2%
 0.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Ridge Elementary

Students at Grand Ridge Elementary are 45% Asian, 36% White, 9% Two or more races, 7% Hispanic, 3% African American.

Students who attend Grand Ridge Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Pacific Cascade Middle School
High : Issaquah High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 564 students attended Grand Ridge Elementary.

Yes! Grand Ridge Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 32nd of 1169 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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