Ridgewood Elementary School

Summary:

Ridgewood Elementary School is a public elementary school in Renton, Washington, serving 496 students in grades PK-6. As part of the Kent School District, Ridgewood consistently ranks among the top 20% of elementary schools in the state, with exceptional academic performance that outpaces both the district and state averages.

Ridgewood's students excel in English Language Arts, Math, and Science, with 72.79% proficient or better in ELA, 67.84% in Math, and 78.48% in Science - significantly higher than the Kent School District and Washington state. The school's performance is particularly strong in 3rd and 5th grade ELA, where over 80% of students are proficient or better. Ridgewood's diverse student population, with 37.1% White, 35.08% Asian, and 12.9% multi-racial students, achieves equitable outcomes, with Asian and multi-racial students ranking among the top elementary schools in the state.

Ridgewood's consistent high performance and effective strategies for supporting all students, regardless of background, make it a valuable asset within the Kent School District. The school's success could serve as a model for collaboration and the sharing of best practices with other high-performing schools in the area, such as those in the Issaquah School District and the Renton School District.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 18030 162nd PL SE
       Renton, WA  98058-9180


(253) 373-7482

District: Kent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
126th of 1,169 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,018 Help


Students who attend Ridgewood Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Northwood Middle School
High:    Kentridge High School

Student/teacher ratio:  19.2 Help
Number of students:  496

Racial breakdown:

White:
37.1%
Asian:
35.1%
Two or more races:
12.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  23% Help


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Compare Details Ridgewood Elementary School ranks better than 89.2% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks first among 29 ranked elementary schools in the Kent School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.39. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Ridgewood Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (37.1%), Asian (35.1%), two or more races (12.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 23% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ridgewood Elementary School is 19.2. 28 elementary schools in the Kent School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ridgewood Elementary School is $16,018. 28 elementary schools in the Kent School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ridgewood Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Ridgewood Elementary School 126th of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See Ridgewood Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Kent School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Kent School District 137th of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ridgewood Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Ridgewood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 91.55 50th 1026 95.1%
2005 91.29 44th 1031 95.7%
2006 89.93 57th 1051 94.6%
2007 87.55 78th 1069 92.7%
2008 86.69 81st 1067 92.4%
2009 84.74 103rd 1072 90.4%
2010 79.09 168th 1088 84.6%
2011 82.56 131st 1092 88.0%
2012 78.16 186th 1097 83.0%
2013 78.65 191st 1106 82.7%
2015 85.17 130th 1067 87.8%
2016 84.35 146th 1053 86.1%
2017 78.17 213th 1056 79.8%
2018 79.99 198th 1054 81.2%
2019 87.41 116th 1130 89.7%
2021 89.17 118th 1107 89.3%
2022 81.47 208th 1169 82.2%
2023 88.39 126th 1169 89.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Ridgewood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.38 34th 212 84.0%
2019 80.24 33rd 303 89.1%
2021 65.22 36th 128 71.9%
2022 79.60 45th 252 82.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Ridgewood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 84.05 27th 254 89.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Ridgewood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 72.89 99th 566 82.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ridgewood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.11 194th 835 76.8%
2019 81.28 83rd 979 91.5%
2021 73.63 136th 854 84.1%
2022 65.45 269th 1019 73.6%
2023 81.79 106th 1013 89.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Ridgewood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.85 204th 1004 79.7%
2019 88.11 94th 1068 91.2%
2021 88.93 100th 1008 90.1%
2022 78.36 213th 1100 80.6%
2023 85.94 131st 1094 88.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Ridgewood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.48 197th 999 80.3%
2019 85.53 138th 1075 87.2%
2021 88.57 115th 1025 88.8%
2022 82.07 184th 1113 83.5%
2023 87.70 122nd 1099 88.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Ridgewood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.17 66th 169 60.9%
2019 75.43 50th 201 75.1%
2021 71.55 50th 131 61.8%
2022 68.07 73rd 187 61.0%
2023 75.56 39th 170 77.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Ridgewood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.15 24th 540 95.6%
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Rank History for White students at Ridgewood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.89 215th 833 74.2%
2019 78.92 187th 1027 81.8%
2021 76.77 191st 943 79.7%
2022 68.00 314th 1031 69.5%
2023 74.91 251st 1011 75.2%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Ridgewood Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 532 8 83 3 0 n/a n/a 0 626
1989 547 10 93 8 0 n/a n/a 0 658
1990 570 7 99 12 1 n/a n/a 0 689
1991 465 3 91 9 2 n/a n/a 0 570
1992 467 7 96 8 1 n/a n/a 0 579
1993 453 7 92 13 1 n/a n/a 0 566
1994 461 8 84 10 1 n/a n/a 0 564
1995 435 13 89 18 2 n/a n/a 0 557
1996 435 13 89 18 2 n/a n/a 0 557
1997 388 17 84 12 1 n/a n/a 0 502
1998 418 20 85 10 4 n/a n/a 0 537
1999 434 25 95 13 1 n/a n/a 0 568
2000 401 20 103 8 1 n/a n/a 0 533
2001 390 24 107 13 0 n/a n/a 0 534
2002 369 26 117 10 3 n/a n/a 0 525
2003 369 26 117 10 3 n/a n/a 0 525
2004 384 32 130 7 2 n/a n/a 0 555
2005 386 33 153 8 0 n/a n/a 1 581
2006 397 24 155 9 1 n/a n/a 37 623
2007 371 31 157 10 2 n/a n/a 53 624
2008 313 24 133 16 0 n/a n/a 55 541
2009 278 29 141 21 2 n/a n/a 62 533
2010 283 47 145 19 0 n/a n/a 74 568
2011 279 44 123 38 2 6 69 0 561
2012 264 45 124 34 2 6 93 0 568
2013 249 40 120 44 2 6 100 0 561
2014 231 36 122 47 2 4 86 0 528
2015 224 36 112 45 3 13 78 0 511
2016 228 35 115 48 1 4 74 0 505
2017 208 31 123 58 1 4 70 0 495
2018 180 39 127 51 0 2 61 0 460
2019 206 39 145 55 0 3 71 0 519
2020 203 34 147 51 0 2 73 0 510
2021 183 29 151 50 0 0 72 0 485
2022 170 25 165 39 1 0 71 0 471
2023 184 35 174 38 1 0 64 0 496

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 Ridgewood Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 626 0.0 0.0 0
1989 658 30.0 21.9 n/a
1990 689 31.0 22.2 0
1991 570 28.5 20.0 n/a
1992 579 28.0 20.6 n/a
1993 566 25.0 22.6 n/a
1994 564 25.9 21.8 n/a
1995 557 25.5 21.8 n/a
1996 557 25.5 21.8 n/a
1997 502 24.0 20.9 n/a
1998 537 25.5 21.1 n/a
1999 568 27.5 20.7 n/a
2000 533 27.0 19.7 n/a
2001 534 27.9 19.1 n/a
2002 525 27.5 19.1 9.9
2003 525 27.5 19.1 9.9
2004 555 29.0 19.1 10.6
2005 581 28.9 20.1 10.3
2006 623 30.2 20.6 11.4
2007 624 29.0 21.5 9.6
2008 541 26.5 20.4 11.9
2009 533 26.5 20.1 11
2010 568 26.0 21.8 18.4
2011 561 27.4 20.4 14.8
2012 568 27.2 20.8 18
2013 561 26.0 21.5 20.1
2014 528 n/a n/a 22.3
2015 511 26.0 19.6 20.4
2016 505 24.0 21.0 17.8
2017 495 23.9 20.6 16.4
2018 460 28.3 16.2 15.4
2019 519 28.3 18.3 16.8
2020 510 27.9 18.2 13.5
2021 485 26.9 17.9 15.5
2022 471 28.8 16.3 16.3
2023 496 25.8 19.2 23

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 Ridgewood Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 626 0.0 0.0 0
1989 658 30.0 21.9 n/a
1990 689 31.0 22.2 0
1991 570 28.5 20.0 n/a
1992 579 28.0 20.6 n/a
1993 566 25.0 22.6 n/a
1994 564 25.9 21.8 n/a
1995 557 25.5 21.8 n/a
1996 557 25.5 21.8 n/a
1997 502 24.0 20.9 n/a
1998 537 25.5 21.1 n/a
1999 568 27.5 20.7 n/a
2000 533 27.0 19.7 n/a
2001 534 27.9 19.1 n/a
2002 525 27.5 19.1 9.9
2003 525 27.5 19.1 9.9
2004 555 29.0 19.1 10.6
2005 581 28.9 20.1 10.3
2006 623 30.2 20.6 11.4
2007 624 29.0 21.5 9.6
2008 541 26.5 20.4 11.9
2009 533 26.5 20.1 11
2010 568 26.0 21.8 18.4
2011 561 27.4 20.4 14.8
2012 568 27.2 20.8 18
2013 561 26.0 21.5 20.1
2014 528 n/a n/a 22.3
2015 511 26.0 19.6 20.4
2016 505 24.0 21.0 17.8
2017 495 23.9 20.6 16.4
2018 460 28.3 16.2 15.4
2019 519 28.3 18.3 16.8
2020 510 27.9 18.2 13.5
2021 485 26.9 17.9 15.5
2022 471 28.8 16.3 16.3
2023 496 25.8 19.2 23

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

Ridgewood Elementary School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussisMeaslesMumpsRubellaTetanus
201696.8%0.0%0.0%1.6%96.8%96.8%96.8%96.8%96.8%96.8%
201790.0%0.0%1.7%3.3%3.3%93.3%93.3%96.7%93.3%93.3%93.3%
201885.7%0.0%1.6%0.0%1.6%90.5%88.9%92.1%90.5%90.5%88.9%
201953.7%0.0%0.0%1.5%3.0%56.7%70.2%80.6%67.2%73.1%70.2%
202188.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%88.9%90.5%95.2%92.1%90.5%92.1%92.1%92.1%90.5%
202262.7%1.7%0.0%1.7%1.7%72.9%71.2%81.4%67.8%71.2%72.9%72.9%72.9%71.2%
202388.7%2.8%0.0%0.0%4.2%90.1%91.6%93.0%90.1%91.6%93.0%93.0%93.0%91.6%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

6th Grade Immunization Rates

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201875.9%0.0%1.2%0.0%1.2%98.8%78.3%100.0%98.8%100.0%78.3%
201951.8%0.0%0.7%0.7%1.4%96.4%52.5%98.6%96.4%96.4%52.5%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

Ridgewood Elementary School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201987.0%0.0%0.5%1.2%99.2%99.3%99.0%98.9%99.2%99.2%

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $356 (2.9%) $11,870 (97.1%) $12,226
2020 n/a $8,040 (100.0%) $8,040
2021 $335 (2.3%) $14,456 (97.7%) $14,791
2022 $383 (2.4%) $15,635 (97.6%) $16,018

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ridgewood Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 116th of 1130 Elementary schoolsRanks 126th of 1169 Elementary schools
 0.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ridgewood Elementary School)80.883.6
 2.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Kent School District)51.841.6
 10.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.348.9
 7.4%
3rd Grade Math (Ridgewood Elementary School)82.475.4
 7%
   3rd Grade Math (Kent School District)55.143.5
 11.6%
   3rd Grade Math (Washington)5951.6
 7.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Ridgewood Elementary School)76.665.4
 11.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Kent School District)51.343.2
 8.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)57.750.1
 7.6%
4th Grade Math (Ridgewood Elementary School)79.773.1
 6.6%
   4th Grade Math (Kent School District)48.541.4
 7.1%
   4th Grade Math (Washington)54.949.4
 5.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Ridgewood Elementary School)82.479.8
 2.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Kent School District)57.747.2
 10.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)61.353.8
 7.6%
5th Grade Math (Ridgewood Elementary School)73.669.6
 4%
   5th Grade Math (Kent School District)46.835.7
 11%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)49.142
 7.1%
5th Grade Science (Ridgewood Elementary School)73.678.5
 4.9%
   5th Grade Science (Kent School District)48.744.7
 4%
   5th Grade Science (Washington)54.152.3
 1.8%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Ridgewood Elementary School)70.863.1
 7.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Kent School District)58.548.2
 10.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)57.847.9
 9.9%
6th Grade Math (Ridgewood Elementary School)58.352.3
 6%
   6th Grade Math (Kent School District)47.434
 13.5%
   6th Grade Math (Washington)47.738.1
 9.6%
All Grades English Language Arts (Ridgewood Elementary School)7872.8
 5.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Kent School District)57.448.1
 9.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Ridgewood Elementary School)73.467.8
 5.6%
   All Grades Math (Kent School District)47.135.7
 11.4%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Ridgewood Elementary School)73.678.5
 4.9%
   All Grades Science (Kent School District)47.943.3
 4.6%
   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 Students519496
 4.4%
African American3935
 10.3%
American Indian01
Asian145174
 20%
Hispanic5538
 30.9%
Pacific Islander30
 100%
White206184
 10.7%
Two or More Races7164
 9.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients16.8%23%
 6.2%


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Students at Ridgewood Elementary School are 37% White, 35% Asian, 13% Two or more races, 8% Hispanic, 7% African American.

Ridgewood Elementary School ranks 126th of 1169 Washington elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 496 students attended Ridgewood Elementary School.

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

Middle : Northwood Middle School
High : Kentridge 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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