Benjamin Rush Elementary

Summary:

Benjamin Rush Elementary is a public elementary school in Redmond, Washington, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade as part of the highly-rated Lake Washington School District. With a diverse student population, the school consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in the state, excelling in academic performance and student group achievement.

Benjamin Rush Elementary's standout metrics include exceptional proficiency rates in English Language Arts (80%), Math (79%), and Science (84%) that significantly outpace state and district averages. The school's performance is particularly noteworthy for its English Language Learner students, ranking 8th out of 254 elementary schools in Washington. While the school serves a relatively affluent population, with low free and reduced-price lunch rates, its student-to-teacher ratio of 16.5 to 1 may contribute to its academic success.

Compared to nearby schools in the Lake Washington School District, such as Benjamin Franklin Elementary and Rose Hill Elementary, Benjamin Rush Elementary consistently outperforms in core subjects. However, when compared to schools in the Bellevue School District, like Cherry Crest Elementary, Benjamin Rush's performance, while still strong, is not as dominant, potentially due to differences in funding and resources.


Detail:

Public K-5

 6101 152nd Ave NE
       Redmond, WA  98052-4766


(425) 936-2690

District: Lake Washington School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
51st of 1,169 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,266 Help


Students who attend Benjamin Rush Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Rose Hill Middle School
High:    Lake Washington High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.5 Help
Number of students:  631

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
65.1%
White:
22.5%
Hispanic:
6.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Benjamin Rush Elementary ranks better than 95.6% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks 14th 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 94.94. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (65.1%), White (22.5%), Hispanic (6.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Benjamin Rush Elementary is 16.5. 17 elementary schools in the Lake Washington School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Benjamin Rush Elementary is $18,266. 23 elementary schools in the Lake Washington School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Benjamin Rush Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Benjamin Rush Elementary 51st of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See Benjamin Rush 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 Benjamin Rush Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Benjamin Rush Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 78.43 171st 1026 83.3%
2005 77.93 180th 1031 82.5%
2006 82.42 121st 1051 88.5%
2007 77.80 169th 1069 84.2%
2008 79.71 154th 1067 85.6%
2009 81.86 133rd 1072 87.6%
2010 79.18 166th 1088 84.7%
2011 83.01 129th 1092 88.2%
2012 86.87 86th 1097 92.2%
2013 86.66 86th 1106 92.2%
2015 90.33 77th 1067 92.8%
2016 91.33 68th 1053 93.5%
2017 91.33 74th 1056 93.0%
2018 90.88 74th 1054 93.0%
2019 93.22 52nd 1130 95.4%
2021 97.38 30th 1107 97.3%
2022 96.70 28th 1169 97.6%
2023 94.94 51st 1169 95.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Benjamin Rush Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.96 2nd 32 93.8%
2023 96.86 8th 254 96.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Benjamin Rush Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.66 23rd 1004 97.7%
2019 93.85 33rd 1068 96.9%
2021 96.55 39th 1008 96.1%
2022 95.99 31st 1100 97.2%
2023 94.55 40th 1094 96.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Benjamin Rush Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.02 129th 999 87.1%
2019 90.61 75th 1075 93.0%
2021 97.54 14th 1025 98.6%
2022 96.28 21st 1113 98.1%
2023 94.42 48th 1099 95.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Benjamin Rush Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.38 42nd 169 75.1%
2019 85.31 18th 201 91.0%
2021 84.15 18th 131 86.3%
2022 84.60 25th 187 86.6%
2023 86.47 26th 170 84.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Benjamin Rush Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 77.58 93rd 694 86.6%
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Rank History for White students at Benjamin Rush Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.93 81st 833 90.3%
2019 86.51 89th 1027 91.3%
2021 92.21 46th 943 95.1%
2022 94.61 16th 1031 98.4%
2023 77.47 220th 1011 78.2%
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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.

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 Benjamin Rush Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 524 11 41 6 1 n/a n/a 0 583
1989 389 8 45 9 1 n/a n/a 0 452
1990 426 5 56 11 1 n/a n/a 0 499
1991 405 4 87 8 4 n/a n/a 0 508
1992 397 5 114 9 5 n/a n/a 0 530
1993 400 5 92 15 1 n/a n/a 0 513
1994 368 7 87 6 4 n/a n/a 0 472
1995 353 16 102 16 1 n/a n/a 0 488
1996 353 16 102 16 1 n/a n/a 0 488
1997 326 11 102 17 4 n/a n/a 0 460
1998 354 13 89 21 1 n/a n/a 0 478
1999 357 15 106 21 2 n/a n/a 0 501
2000 342 19 106 23 7 n/a n/a 0 497
2001 317 16 97 31 2 n/a n/a 0 463
2002 287 14 96 37 2 n/a n/a 0 436
2003 287 14 96 37 2 n/a n/a 0 436
2004 275 18 98 28 1 n/a n/a 0 420
2005 276 17 105 30 1 n/a n/a 0 429
2006 265 11 92 26 1 n/a n/a 10 405
2007 260 7 99 28 0 n/a n/a 8 402
2008 243 7 103 32 2 n/a n/a 11 398
2009 236 10 97 34 2 n/a n/a 14 393
2010 227 8 103 31 0 n/a n/a 24 393
2011 275 10 127 44 0 0 15 0 471
2012 272 9 118 39 1 0 23 0 462
2013 251 9 125 41 0 0 28 0 454
2014 271 15 140 51 0 0 18 0 495
2015 258 11 173 68 1 0 27 0 538
2016 233 8 223 48 0 0 34 0 546
2017 244 9 273 40 0 1 36 0 603
2018 210 7 322 39 2 1 47 0 628
2019 216 7 367 36 1 1 42 0 670
2020 197 8 391 36 1 1 47 0 681
2021 156 6 425 27 3 0 33 0 650
2022 140 14 375 38 1 0 29 0 597
2023 142 11 411 42 1 0 24 0 631

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 Benjamin Rush Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 583 27.0 21.5 0
1989 452 22.0 20.5 n/a
1990 499 22.9 21.7 0
1991 508 25.2 20.1 n/a
1992 530 26.8 19.7 n/a
1993 513 24.9 20.6 n/a
1994 472 24.1 19.6 n/a
1995 488 25.8 18.9 n/a
1996 488 25.8 18.9 n/a
1997 460 25.3 18.2 n/a
1998 478 25.2 19.0 n/a
1999 501 25.9 19.3 n/a
2000 497 27.0 18.4 n/a
2001 463 24.6 18.8 n/a
2002 436 24.3 17.9 12.6
2003 436 24.3 17.9 12.6
2004 420 24.0 17.5 12.4
2005 429 23.8 18.0 13.8
2006 405 26.4 15.3 9.6
2007 402 23.2 17.3 11.2
2008 398 22.8 17.5 9.6
2009 393 22.8 17.2 9.5
2010 393 24.6 15.9 8.9
2011 471 27.3 17.2 8.1
2012 462 25.9 17.7 8.7
2013 454 23.6 19.2 6.2
2014 495 n/a n/a 9.9
2015 538 33.0 16.3 10
2016 546 32.0 17.0 7.1
2017 603 33.0 18.2 7.1
2018 628 35.6 17.6 4.3
2019 670 37.0 18.0 4.8
2020 681 38.7 17.5 4.1
2021 650 41.0 15.8 4.2
2022 597 36.6 16.2 5.5
2023 631 38.1 16.5 6

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 Benjamin Rush Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 583 27.0 21.5 0
1989 452 22.0 20.5 n/a
1990 499 22.9 21.7 0
1991 508 25.2 20.1 n/a
1992 530 26.8 19.7 n/a
1993 513 24.9 20.6 n/a
1994 472 24.1 19.6 n/a
1995 488 25.8 18.9 n/a
1996 488 25.8 18.9 n/a
1997 460 25.3 18.2 n/a
1998 478 25.2 19.0 n/a
1999 501 25.9 19.3 n/a
2000 497 27.0 18.4 n/a
2001 463 24.6 18.8 n/a
2002 436 24.3 17.9 12.6
2003 436 24.3 17.9 12.6
2004 420 24.0 17.5 12.4
2005 429 23.8 18.0 13.8
2006 405 26.4 15.3 9.6
2007 402 23.2 17.3 11.2
2008 398 22.8 17.5 9.6
2009 393 22.8 17.2 9.5
2010 393 24.6 15.9 8.9
2011 471 27.3 17.2 8.1
2012 462 25.9 17.7 8.7
2013 454 23.6 19.2 6.2
2014 495 n/a n/a 9.9
2015 538 33.0 16.3 10
2016 546 32.0 17.0 7.1
2017 603 33.0 18.2 7.1
2018 628 35.6 17.6 4.3
2019 670 37.0 18.0 4.8
2020 681 38.7 17.5 4.1
2021 650 41.0 15.8 4.2
2022 597 36.6 16.2 5.5
2023 631 38.1 16.5 6

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

Benjamin Rush Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussisMeaslesMumpsRubellaTetanus
201687.7%0.0%3.8%4.7%94.3%94.3%98.1%91.5%97.2%93.4%
201791.8%0.0%1.8%0.9%2.7%95.5%96.4%96.4%97.3%93.6%96.4%
201894.1%0.7%0.7%2.9%0.0%98.5%97.1%96.3%97.8%97.8%97.1%
201993.7%0.0%0.0%3.9%0.8%99.2%98.4%96.9%97.6%97.6%98.4%
202096.6%0.7%0.0%1.4%0.7%97.3%96.6%98.6%97.3%96.6%98.6%98.6%98.6%96.6%
202196.1%0.0%1.0%1.0%1.0%98.1%98.1%98.1%98.1%98.1%99.0%99.0%99.0%98.1%
202296.8%0.0%0.0%1.1%0.0%97.9%97.9%100.0%97.9%97.9%97.9%97.9%97.9%97.9%
202397.5%0.8%0.0%0.0%0.8%98.3%98.3%97.5%98.3%98.3%98.3%98.3%98.3%98.3%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201995.0%0.2%1.1%2.0%98.0%98.1%98.1%97.4%97.7%97.8%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Benjamin Rush Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $364 (2.9%) $12,394 (97.1%) $12,758
2020 $24 (0.3%) $8,757 (99.7%) $8,781
2021 $332 (2.1%) $15,397 (97.9%) $15,729
2022 $564 (3.1%) $17,702 (96.9%) $18,266

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Benjamin Rush Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 52nd of 1130 Elementary schoolsRanks 51st of 1169 Elementary schools
 0.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Benjamin Rush Elementary)84.777.9
 6.8%
   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 (Benjamin Rush Elementary)90.680.7
 9.9%
   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 (Benjamin Rush Elementary)87.480.4
 6.9%
   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 (Benjamin Rush Elementary)86.280.2
 6%
   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 (Benjamin Rush Elementary)82.382.7
 0.4%
   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 (Benjamin Rush Elementary)69.275.3
 6.1%
   5th Grade Math (Lake Washington School District)76.474.6
 1.8%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)49.142
 7.1%
5th Grade Science (Benjamin Rush Elementary)79.884.2
 4.5%
   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 (Benjamin Rush Elementary)84.980
 4.9%
   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 (Benjamin Rush Elementary)82.479.1
 3.3%
   All Grades Math (Lake Washington School District)79.274
 5.2%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Benjamin Rush Elementary)79.884.2
 4.5%
   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 Students670631
 5.8%
African American711
 57.1%
American Indian11
Asian367411
 12%
Hispanic3642
 16.7%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White216142
 34.3%
Two or More Races4224
 42.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients4.8%6%
 1.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Benjamin Rush Elementary

Students who attend Benjamin Rush Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Rose Hill Middle School
High : Lake Washington High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 631 students attended Benjamin Rush Elementary.

Yes! Benjamin Rush Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 51st of 1169 Washington elementary schools.

Students at Benjamin Rush Elementary are 65% Asian, 23% White, 7% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 2% African American.


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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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