Thoreau Elementary

Public K-5

 8224 NE 138th
       Kirkland, WA  98034-5105


 (425) 936-2720

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District: Lake Washington School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
95th of 1,137 Washington Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.4
Number of students:  426

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
84.2%
Measles:
87.7%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
62.2%
Asian:
15.0%
Two or more races:
11.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  14.6%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Thoreau Elementary ranked better than 91.6% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranked 19th among 30 ranked elementary schools in the Lake Washington School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.73. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (62.2%), Asian (15%), two or more races (11.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 14.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Thoreau Elementary is 16.4, which is the 12th best among 30 elementary schools in the Lake Washington School District. (See more...)
Compare Thoreau Elementary employs 25.8 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Thoreau Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Thoreau Elementary 95th of 1137 Washington public elementary schools. (See Thoreau Elementary in the ranking list.)

Lake Washington School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Lake Washington School District 5th of 245 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Thoreau Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 67.00 287th 1026 72.0%
2005 69.17 293rd 1031 71.6%
2006 76.21 202nd 1051 80.8%
2007 62.11 405th 1069 62.1%
2008 74.54 220th 1067 79.4%
2009 64.49 373rd 1072 65.2%
2010 70.53 267th 1088 75.5%
2011 72.59 253rd 1092 76.8%
2012 67.89 342nd 1097 68.8%
2013 76.85 212th 1106 80.8%
2015 88.67 98th 1067 90.8%
2016 80.06 188th 1053 82.1%
2017 91.43 69th 1056 93.5%
2018 92.65 56th 1054 94.7%
2019 89.73 95th 1137 91.6%

Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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by a parent
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Open Quote Finn Hill is a great community with wonderful parents & kids that deserve much more from Thoreau Elementary. The principal Mrs. Mallon cares more about being under budget than anything else. The parents don't feel that they are heard, so they choose to not get involved with the school. Bullying continues to happen and get pushed under the rug in hopes that the parents will forget. She is unfriendly and is really good at turning around a conflict into the parents problem. Not only does she enjoy having large classrooms (34 students), but doing what's best for the children is not a priority or concern. The parents won't make a stand & continue to bad mouth their experiences instead of making it heard. The truth hurts & a change needs to be made from the top. If you like negative reinforcement than this is the school for you. Take it from me, don't go there! Several families & facility are thankful they have left and I urge to do the same. It's sad because the staff & children deserve much more. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Thoreau Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 537 7 22 5 3 n/a n/a 0 574
1989 585 6 27 4 3 n/a n/a 0 625
1990 576 7 33 2 2 n/a n/a 0 620
1991 596 6 35 9 3 n/a n/a 0 649
1992 608 7 45 8 1 n/a n/a 0 669
1993 570 6 42 10 2 n/a n/a 0 630
1994 567 6 37 13 1 n/a n/a 0 624
1995 493 13 44 5 6 n/a n/a 0 561
1996 493 13 44 5 6 n/a n/a 0 561
1997 467 12 44 7 2 n/a n/a 0 532
1998 470 17 45 8 4 n/a n/a 0 544
1999 449 17 41 8 4 n/a n/a 0 519
2000 443 16 31 7 2 n/a n/a 0 499
2001 429 12 26 8 3 n/a n/a 0 478
2002 368 18 22 20 3 n/a n/a 0 431
2003 368 18 22 20 3 n/a n/a 0 431
2004 339 21 18 20 5 n/a n/a 0 403
2005 281 18 13 23 3 n/a n/a 0 338
2006 260 22 16 20 2 n/a n/a 6 326
2007 253 21 21 18 2 n/a n/a 11 326
2008 285 22 24 17 2 n/a n/a 14 364
2009 269 15 34 25 5 n/a n/a 19 367
2010 283 14 42 24 2 n/a n/a 24 389
2011 283 10 43 29 1 0 11 0 377
2012 264 7 39 26 0 1 18 0 355
2013 191 5 28 22 1 0 21 0 268
2014 199 7 36 15 2 0 25 0 284
2015 188 4 31 22 0 0 32 0 277
2016 231 4 38 38 1 2 40 0 354
2017 265 5 64 42 2 0 48 0 426

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 Thoreau Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 574 25.0 22.9 0.0
1989 625 27.0 23.1 n/a
1990 620 29.0 21.3 0.0
1991 649 28.7 22.6 n/a
1992 669 30.2 22.1 n/a
1993 630 28.5 22.1 n/a
1994 624 27.7 22.5 n/a
1995 561 26.1 21.5 n/a
1996 561 26.1 21.5 n/a
1997 532 24.7 21.5 n/a
1998 544 23.9 22.8 n/a
1999 519 25.0 20.8 n/a
2000 499 23.9 20.9 n/a
2001 478 24.4 19.6 n/a
2002 431 23.4 18.4 17.4
2003 431 23.4 18.4 17.4
2004 403 22.0 18.3 19.6
2005 338 22.4 15.1 21.9
2006 326 19.2 17.0 21.9
2007 326 19.9 16.4 19.7
2008 364 21.2 17.2 18.3
2009 367 21.2 17.3 21.6
2010 389 21.6 17.9 26.0
2011 377 20.2 18.6 13.8
2012 355 18.9 18.6 23.1
2013 268 15.0 17.8 13.4
2014 284 n/a n/a 13.7
2015 277 18.0 15.3 14.1
2016 354 19.0 18.6 19.2
2017 426 25.8 16.4 14.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Thoreau Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 574 25.0 22.9 0.0
1989 625 27.0 23.1 n/a
1990 620 29.0 21.3 0.0
1991 649 28.7 22.6 n/a
1992 669 30.2 22.1 n/a
1993 630 28.5 22.1 n/a
1994 624 27.7 22.5 n/a
1995 561 26.1 21.5 n/a
1996 561 26.1 21.5 n/a
1997 532 24.7 21.5 n/a
1998 544 23.9 22.8 n/a
1999 519 25.0 20.8 n/a
2000 499 23.9 20.9 n/a
2001 478 24.4 19.6 n/a
2002 431 23.4 18.4 17.4
2003 431 23.4 18.4 17.4
2004 403 22.0 18.3 19.6
2005 338 22.4 15.1 21.9
2006 326 19.2 17.0 21.9
2007 326 19.9 16.4 19.7
2008 364 21.2 17.2 18.3
2009 367 21.2 17.3 21.6
2010 389 21.6 17.9 26.0
2011 377 20.2 18.6 13.8
2012 355 18.9 18.6 23.1
2013 268 15.0 17.8 13.4
2014 284 n/a n/a 13.7
2015 277 18.0 15.3 14.1
2016 354 19.0 18.6 19.2
2017 426 25.8 16.4 14.6

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

Thoreau Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201669.6%0.0%2.9%4.3%76.8%79.7%89.9%78.3%84.1%79.7%
201779.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%87.5%90.6%87.5%84.4%87.5%90.6%
201870.2%1.5%1.5%0.0%76.1%82.1%86.6%71.6%80.6%82.1%
201984.2%1.8%0.0%0.0%87.7%89.5%91.2%89.5%87.7%89.5%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health




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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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