Creekside Elementary

Summary:

Creekside Elementary is a highly-regarded public elementary school located in Sammamish, Washington, serving 634 students in grades K-5. As part of the top-ranked Issaquah School District, Creekside consistently performs among the best elementary schools in the state, with exceptional academic achievement and a diverse student population.

Creekside Elementary's students demonstrate exceptional academic performance, with 85.43% proficient or better in English Language Arts and 86.78% proficient or better in Math, significantly outpacing state and district averages. The school's diverse student body is another key strength, with a racial makeup of 43.53% White, 40.54% Asian, and 10.25% two or more races. In comparison, many nearby schools, such as Sunset Elementary and Cedar Trails Elementary, have less balanced racial compositions.

Creekside Elementary's success is further highlighted by its low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at only 2.68%, compared to higher rates at nearby schools in the Bellevue School District and Lake Washington School District. Additionally, the school maintains a relatively high student-teacher ratio of 15.6, which may contribute to its exceptional academic performance and ability to support diverse learners.


Detail:

Public K-5

 20777 SE 16th St
       Sammamish, WA  98075


(425) 837-5200

District: Issaquah School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
22nd of 1,169 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,120 Help


Students who attend Creekside Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Pine Lake Middle School
High:    Skyline High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.6 Help
Number of students:  634

Racial breakdown:

White:
43.5%
Asian:
40.5%
Two or more races:
10.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  2.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Creekside Elementary ranks better than 98.1% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks 4th 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 97.33. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (43.5%), Asian (40.5%), two or more races (10.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 2.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Creekside Elementary is 15.6, which is the 9th 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 Creekside Elementary is $17,120. 10 elementary schools in the Issaquah School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Creekside Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Creekside Elementary 22nd of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See Creekside 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 Creekside Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Creekside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 86.26 92nd 1106 91.7%
2015 91.55 63rd 1067 94.1%
2016 89.18 91st 1053 91.4%
2017 90.90 76th 1056 92.8%
2018 92.34 59th 1054 94.4%
2019 91.62 71st 1130 93.7%
2021 97.15 31st 1107 97.2%
2022 95.03 48th 1169 95.9%
2023 97.33 22nd 1169 98.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Creekside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.77 1st 212 99.5%
2019 71.61 66th 303 78.2%
2022 92.52 8th 252 96.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Creekside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 47.35 247th 566 56.4%
2022 52.36 174th 478 63.6%
2023 60.50 94th 308 69.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Creekside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.81 52nd 1004 94.8%
2019 90.67 62nd 1068 94.2%
2021 96.06 43rd 1008 95.7%
2022 92.50 68th 1100 93.8%
2023 96.78 20th 1094 98.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Creekside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.64 59th 999 94.1%
2019 91.60 62nd 1075 94.2%
2021 97.37 16th 1025 98.4%
2022 95.92 27th 1113 97.6%
2023 97.47 14th 1099 98.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Creekside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.37 19th 169 88.8%
2021 83.31 19th 131 85.5%
2022 87.50 15th 187 92.0%
2023 92.35 9th 170 94.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Creekside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.39 3rd 540 99.4%
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Rank History for White students at Creekside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.71 96th 833 88.5%
2019 82.13 150th 1027 85.4%
2021 91.04 56th 943 94.1%
2022 87.68 90th 1031 91.3%
2023 93.04 34th 1011 96.6%
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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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Reviews:
by a parent
Monday, December 29, 2014

Open Quote Nice school with many good staff. Parking is an issue always especially when there's an event. Some parents are not careful when driving into school zone. Zoom in/out so fast although crossing guards have reminded families for many times already. Some just don't get it yet. Otherwise, happy with school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Creekside Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2011 410 9 127 26 1 0 17 0 590
2012 406 5 139 33 1 0 26 0 610
2013 439 4 149 40 1 0 31 0 664
2014 456 3 157 30 1 0 32 0 679
2015 441 3 185 34 1 0 35 0 699
2016 431 4 193 42 0 2 44 0 716
2017 422 5 195 44 0 1 51 0 718
2018 414 5 232 46 0 0 55 0 752
2019 392 5 233 38 2 0 53 0 723
2020 369 8 247 46 2 0 59 0 731
2021 317 9 255 44 3 0 58 0 686
2022 290 8 243 30 3 0 64 0 638
2023 276 6 257 28 2 0 65 0 634

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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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 Creekside Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 590 29.3 20.0 3.6
2012 610 31.3 19.4 3.4
2013 664 33.1 20.0 3.8
2014 679 n/a n/a 3.5
2015 699 41.0 17.0 2.7
2016 716 35.0 20.4 2.5
2017 718 37.7 19.0 1.7
2018 752 41.0 18.3 1.6
2019 723 42.6 16.9 1.1
2020 731 40.8 17.9 1.2
2021 686 41.3 16.5 1.7
2022 638 41.1 15.5 2.4
2023 634 40.5 15.6 2.7

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 Creekside Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 590 29.3 20.0 3.6
2012 610 31.3 19.4 3.4
2013 664 33.1 20.0 3.8
2014 679 n/a n/a 3.5
2015 699 41.0 17.0 2.7
2016 716 35.0 20.4 2.5
2017 718 37.7 19.0 1.7
2018 752 41.0 18.3 1.6
2019 723 42.6 16.9 1.1
2020 731 40.8 17.9 1.2
2021 686 41.3 16.5 1.7
2022 638 41.1 15.5 2.4
2023 634 40.5 15.6 2.7

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

Creekside Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussisMeaslesMumpsRubellaTetanus
201694.8%0.0%0.9%0.9%96.5%96.5%96.5%96.5%97.4%96.5%
201793.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%6.0%96.0%97.0%95.0%96.0%96.0%97.0%
201894.9%0.9%0.9%0.0%3.4%95.8%97.5%97.5%96.6%96.6%97.5%
2019100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
202098.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%1.1%100.0%100.0%100.0%98.9%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
202198.8%1.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%
202298.7%1.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%98.7%98.7%98.7%98.7%98.7%98.7%98.7%98.7%98.7%
202397.8%0.0%1.1%0.0%1.1%97.8%98.9%98.9%100.0%98.9%100.0%100.0%100.0%98.9%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201996.4%0.0%0.4%3.2%97.3%97.7%97.5%97.3%97.5%97.8%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Creekside Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $129 (0.9%) $13,997 (99.1%) $14,127
2020 $196 (21.2%) $729 (78.7%) $926
2021 $485 (3.1%) $15,267 (96.9%) $15,752
2022 $1,310 (7.7%) $15,810 (92.3%) $17,120

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Creekside Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 71st of 1130 Elementary schoolsRanks 22nd of 1169 Elementary schools
 4.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Creekside Elementary)72.681.6
 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 (Creekside Elementary)84.686.7
 2.2%
   3rd Grade Math (Issaquah School District)81.679.7
 1.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Washington)5951.6
 7.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Creekside Elementary)80.886
 5.2%
   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 (Creekside Elementary)81.584.9
 3.3%
   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 (Creekside Elementary)87.487.5
 0.1%
   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 (Creekside Elementary)81.388.1
 6.8%
   5th Grade Math (Issaquah School District)76.777.1
 0.4%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)49.142
 7.1%
5th Grade Science (Creekside Elementary)77.789.4
 11.7%
   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 (Creekside Elementary)79.885.4
 5.6%
   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 (Creekside Elementary)82.586.8
 4.2%
   All Grades Math (Issaquah School District)77.272.6
 4.7%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Creekside Elementary)77.789.4
 11.7%
   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 Students723634
 12.3%
African American56
 20%
American Indian22
Asian233257
 10.3%
Hispanic3828
 26.3%
Pacific Islander00
White392276
 29.6%
Two or More Races5365
 22.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients1.1%2.7%
 1.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Creekside Elementary

Students at Creekside Elementary are 44% White, 41% Asian, 10% Two or more races, 4% Hispanic.

Yes! Creekside Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 22nd of 1169 Washington elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 634 students attended Creekside Elementary.

Students who attend Creekside Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Pine Lake Middle School
High : Skyline 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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