Alexander Graham Bell Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 11212 NE 112th
       Kirkland, WA  98033-4520


(425) 936-2510

District: Lake Washington School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
183rd of 1,169 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,186 Help


Students who attend Alexander Graham Bell Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Finn Hill Middle School
High:    Juanita High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.3 Help
Number of students:  517

Racial breakdown:

White:
46.4%
Asian:
21.5%
Hispanic:
19.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.7% Help


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Compare Details Alexander Graham Bell Elementary ranks better than 84.3% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks 26th among 30 ranked elementary schools in the Lake Washington School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 83.55. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (46.4%), Asian (21.5%), Hispanic (19.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary is 16.3, which is the 15th best among 30 elementary schools in the Lake Washington School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary is $19,186. 19 elementary schools in the Lake Washington School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Alexander Graham Bell Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Alexander Graham Bell Elementary 183rd of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See Alexander Graham Bell Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Lake Washington School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Lake Washington School District 4th of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Alexander Graham Bell Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 51.50 509th 1026 50.4%
2005 56.52 456th 1031 55.8%
2006 63.31 371st 1051 64.7%
2007 70.25 276th 1069 74.2%
2008 76.67 191st 1067 82.1%
2009 69.29 295th 1072 72.5%
2010 72.18 248th 1088 77.2%
2011 67.90 319th 1092 70.8%
2012 66.42 361st 1097 67.1%
2013 64.76 394th 1106 64.4%
2015 58.48 426th 1067 60.1%
2016 73.59 272nd 1053 74.2%
2017 76.48 237th 1056 77.6%
2018 80.99 186th 1054 82.4%
2019 81.54 192nd 1130 83.0%
2021 73.04 276th 1107 75.1%
2022 76.62 258th 1169 77.9%
2023 83.55 183rd 1169 84.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 53.87 65th 213 69.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.05 252nd 637 60.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.14 69th 835 91.7%
2019 56.41 418th 979 57.3%
2022 40.93 617th 1019 39.5%
2023 65.35 291st 1013 71.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.10 148th 1004 85.3%
2019 79.76 191st 1068 82.1%
2021 71.16 248th 1008 75.4%
2022 75.52 246th 1100 77.6%
2023 74.98 245th 1094 77.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.76 233rd 999 76.7%
2019 83.18 162nd 1075 84.9%
2021 72.15 264th 1025 74.2%
2022 77.35 244th 1113 78.1%
2023 88.36 116th 1099 89.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.20 61st 169 63.9%
2019 68.48 65th 201 67.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.08 25th 540 95.4%
2019 76.35 112th 697 83.9%
2023 50.12 294th 633 53.6%
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Rank History for White students at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.43 276th 833 66.9%
2019 73.05 268th 1027 73.9%
2021 50.60 450th 943 52.3%
2022 64.92 341st 1031 66.9%
2023 85.95 110th 1011 89.1%
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Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Thursday, August 10, 2023

Open Quote Bell Elementary is a wonderful school. My two daughters are currently students and are getting a very well rounded education that not only focuses on traditional academics but ensuring they have good social and problem solving skills. My kindergartner already built a pinball machine and wrote a well researched school report. Mr Story and all the teachers my kids have had are excellent. The PTSA is also very dedicated and do so much for the kids. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Open Quote I have a son who is very shy and sensitive. He has gone to Bell since Kindergarten and we have had a wonderful experience! First grade was such an important year for the both of us. With the help of the most amazing teaching team ever.. Mrs. Olson, Mrs. Hovis and my personal favorite, Mrs. Daly my son grew as a person and student and truly came out of his shell thanks to these women and their commitment to teaching. The compassion the teachers and staff have for the children is sincere. I have grown as a mom and learned that letting go is okay and I feel secure leaving my son for the day at this school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Alexander Graham Bell Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 397 6 31 5 2 n/a n/a 0 441
1989 432 8 37 15 3 n/a n/a 0 495
1990 442 10 52 8 1 n/a n/a 0 513
1991 463 9 64 10 1 n/a n/a 0 547
1992 466 8 48 14 2 n/a n/a 0 538
1993 450 12 43 11 1 n/a n/a 0 517
1994 402 17 62 28 1 n/a n/a 0 510
1995 369 16 73 40 3 n/a n/a 0 501
1996 369 16 73 40 3 n/a n/a 0 501
1997 347 15 66 36 2 n/a n/a 0 466
1998 356 15 74 16 3 n/a n/a 0 464
1999 296 12 71 13 3 n/a n/a 0 395
2000 288 19 61 25 3 n/a n/a 0 396
2001 255 17 71 36 4 n/a n/a 0 383
2002 241 11 63 37 1 n/a n/a 0 353
2003 241 11 63 37 1 n/a n/a 0 353
2004 243 15 58 41 2 n/a n/a 0 359
2005 241 19 68 47 1 n/a n/a 4 380
2006 248 14 64 46 1 n/a n/a 7 380
2007 259 11 56 44 1 n/a n/a 12 383
2008 247 12 69 43 1 n/a n/a 14 386
2009 246 14 63 39 2 n/a n/a 19 383
2010 247 12 76 42 3 n/a n/a 22 402
2011 228 11 74 48 2 1 23 0 387
2012 229 9 60 47 2 3 40 0 390
2013 185 5 46 41 1 2 31 0 311
2014 211 2 40 58 1 1 28 0 341
2015 234 12 52 78 1 1 27 0 405
2016 233 16 46 67 0 1 29 0 392
2017 241 14 47 63 0 0 29 0 394
2018 259 17 53 70 0 0 35 0 434
2019 256 23 71 93 1 1 55 0 500
2020 293 24 78 97 1 1 51 1 546
2021 244 16 90 90 1 1 51 0 493
2022 240 25 82 81 1 1 42 0 472
2023 240 16 111 101 1 0 42 6 517

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 Alexander Graham Bell Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 441 22.0 20.0 0
1989 495 25.0 19.8 n/a
1990 513 25.6 20.0 0
1991 547 28.8 18.9 n/a
1992 538 28.3 19.0 n/a
1993 517 26.9 19.2 n/a
1994 510 26.4 19.3 n/a
1995 501 25.4 19.7 n/a
1996 501 25.4 19.7 n/a
1997 466 25.5 18.3 n/a
1998 464 24.9 18.6 n/a
1999 395 22.5 17.6 n/a
2000 396 21.3 18.6 n/a
2001 383 23.2 16.5 n/a
2002 353 22.9 15.4 45.9
2003 353 22.9 15.4 45.9
2004 359 23.0 15.6 51.3
2005 380 23.3 16.3 52.9
2006 380 24.1 15.8 46.4
2007 383 23.8 16.1 46.9
2008 386 24.7 15.6 43.3
2009 383 24.7 15.5 47.3
2010 402 26.2 15.3 50
2011 387 25.2 15.3 20.7
2012 390 26.7 14.6 30.5
2013 311 20.1 15.4 24.4
2014 341 n/a n/a 24.6
2015 405 26.0 15.5 24.9
2016 392 24.0 16.3 26.3
2017 394 25.7 15.2 24.1
2018 434 25.5 16.9 24.4
2019 500 28.0 17.7 16.4
2020 546 30.5 17.8 15.2
2021 493 32.4 15.1 16.2
2022 472 29.4 16.0 16.7
2023 517 31.5 16.3 21.7

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 Alexander Graham Bell Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 441 22.0 20.0 0
1989 495 25.0 19.8 n/a
1990 513 25.6 20.0 0
1991 547 28.8 18.9 n/a
1992 538 28.3 19.0 n/a
1993 517 26.9 19.2 n/a
1994 510 26.4 19.3 n/a
1995 501 25.4 19.7 n/a
1996 501 25.4 19.7 n/a
1997 466 25.5 18.3 n/a
1998 464 24.9 18.6 n/a
1999 395 22.5 17.6 n/a
2000 396 21.3 18.6 n/a
2001 383 23.2 16.5 n/a
2002 353 22.9 15.4 45.9
2003 353 22.9 15.4 45.9
2004 359 23.0 15.6 51.3
2005 380 23.3 16.3 52.9
2006 380 24.1 15.8 46.4
2007 383 23.8 16.1 46.9
2008 386 24.7 15.6 43.3
2009 383 24.7 15.5 47.3
2010 402 26.2 15.3 50
2011 387 25.2 15.3 20.7
2012 390 26.7 14.6 30.5
2013 311 20.1 15.4 24.4
2014 341 n/a n/a 24.6
2015 405 26.0 15.5 24.9
2016 392 24.0 16.3 26.3
2017 394 25.7 15.2 24.1
2018 434 25.5 16.9 24.4
2019 500 28.0 17.7 16.4
2020 546 30.5 17.8 15.2
2021 493 32.4 15.1 16.2
2022 472 29.4 16.0 16.7
2023 517 31.5 16.3 21.7

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

Alexander Graham Bell Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussisMeaslesMumpsRubellaTetanus
201670.3%0.0%0.0%1.6%73.4%78.1%90.6%76.6%76.6%78.1%
201784.6%0.0%3.9%0.0%3.9%92.3%92.3%90.4%86.5%92.3%92.3%
201850.0%0.0%1.7%1.7%3.3%58.3%65.0%83.3%70.0%71.7%65.0%
201977.2%0.0%2.5%1.3%3.8%84.8%86.1%91.1%84.8%84.8%86.1%
202093.6%3.2%0.0%3.2%1.6%96.8%96.8%95.2%95.2%96.8%96.8%96.8%96.8%96.8%
202191.3%2.9%1.5%0.0%2.9%95.7%95.7%91.3%95.7%95.7%95.7%95.7%95.7%95.7%
202291.0%1.5%0.0%4.5%1.5%91.0%95.5%98.5%94.0%95.5%97.0%97.0%97.0%95.5%
202396.9%1.6%0.0%0.0%1.6%98.4%98.4%98.4%96.9%98.4%98.4%98.4%98.4%98.4%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201986.2%0.5%1.7%5.0%94.3%95.7%95.2%93.8%95.7%95.7%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Alexander Graham Bell Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,120 (8.1%) $12,699 (91.9%) $13,819
2020 $79 (0.8%) $9,592 (99.2%) $9,671
2021 $333 (2.0%) $16,340 (98.0%) $16,673
2022 $2,010 (10.5%) $17,176 (89.5%) $19,186

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Alexander Graham Bell Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 192nd of 1130 Elementary schoolsRanks 183rd of 1169 Elementary schools
 1.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Alexander Graham Bell Elementary)67.180.7
 13.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lake Washington School District)82.680.7
 1.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.348.9
 7.4%
3rd Grade Math (Alexander Graham Bell Elementary)63.974.2
 10.3%
   3rd Grade Math (Lake Washington School District)82.680.5
 2.1%
   3rd Grade Math (Washington)5951.6
 7.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Alexander Graham Bell Elementary)75.473.9
 1.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Washington School District)8279.2
 2.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)57.750.1
 7.6%
4th Grade Math (Alexander Graham Bell Elementary)66.266.7
 0.5%
   4th Grade Math (Lake Washington School District)78.879.9
 1.1%
   4th Grade Math (Washington)54.949.4
 5.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Alexander Graham Bell Elementary)83.872.9
 11%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Washington School District)86.384.3
 2.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)61.353.8
 7.6%
5th Grade Math (Alexander Graham Bell Elementary)70.647.9
 22.7%
   5th Grade Math (Lake Washington School District)76.474.6
 1.8%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)49.142
 7.1%
5th Grade Science (Alexander Graham Bell Elementary)80.965.7
 15.2%
   5th Grade Science (Lake Washington School District)8382.9
 0.1%
   5th Grade Science (Washington)54.152.3
 1.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Alexander Graham Bell Elementary)74.975.5
 0.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Lake Washington School District)84.781.4
 3.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Alexander Graham Bell Elementary)66.762.8
 3.8%
   All Grades Math (Lake Washington School District)79.274
 5.2%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Alexander Graham Bell Elementary)80.965.7
 15.2%
   All Grades Science (Lake Washington School District)81.480.3
 1.1%
   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 Students500517
 3.4%
African American2316
 30.4%
American Indian11
Asian71111
 56.3%
Hispanic93101
 8.6%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White256240
 6.3%
Two or More Races5542
 23.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients16.4%21.7%
 5.3%


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Alexander Graham Bell Elementary ranks 183rd of 1169 Washington elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Alexander Graham Bell Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Finn Hill Middle School
High : Juanita High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 517 students attended Alexander Graham Bell Elementary.

Students at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary are 46% White, 21% Asian, 20% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races, 3% African American, 1% Not Specified.


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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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