Samantha Smith Elementary

Public K-5

 23305 NE 14th St
       Sammamish, WA  98074-4441


(425) 936-2710

District: Lake Washington School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
4th of 1,107 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,190 Help

Students who attend Samantha Smith Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Inglewood Middle School
High:    Eastlake High School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.4
Number of students:  634

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
89.4%
Measles:
94.7%
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Racial breakdown:

Asian:
62.6%
White:
28.5%
Two or more races:
3.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  1.1%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, February 11, 2022.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.
NOTE: 2021 rankings for Washington schools were revised on May 28th after a revision of test scores was released by the Washington Office of Superindendent of Public Instruction.



Performance Trends
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Compare Details Samantha Smith Elementary ranks better than 99.6% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks first among 31 ranked elementary schools in the Lake Washington School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.46. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (62.6%), White (28.5%), two or more races (3.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 1.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Samantha Smith Elementary is 18.4. 28 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 Samantha Smith Elementary is $8,190. 28 elementary schools in the Lake Washington School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Samantha Smith Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Samantha Smith Elementary 4th of 1107 Washington public elementary schools. (See Samantha Smith Elementary in the ranking list.)

Lake Washington School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Lake Washington School District 3rd of 239 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Samantha Smith Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 92.72 38th 1026 96.3%
2005 93.68 21st 1031 98.0%
2006 93.26 27th 1051 97.4%
2007 94.05 27th 1069 97.5%
2008 95.05 14th 1067 98.7%
2009 94.29 22nd 1072 97.9%
2010 94.42 16th 1088 98.5%
2011 96.36 4th 1092 99.6%
2012 96.14 4th 1097 99.6%
2013 95.08 8th 1106 99.3%
2015 96.65 14th 1067 98.7%
2016 96.33 15th 1053 98.6%
2017 96.62 13th 1056 98.8%
2018 97.29 9th 1054 99.1%
2019 97.96 6th 1136 99.5%
2021 99.46 4th 1107 99.6%

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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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Open Quote I graduated from this school a while ago, and I'd have to say it was one of the best schools I've ever been to, and I switched elementary schools quite often. The students might not be the friendliest (as least in my grade), but the level of academic excellence you will achieve is hands down amazing. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Samantha Smith Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 496 1 13 8 4 n/a n/a 0 522
1990 612 3 13 14 2 n/a n/a 0 644
1991 625 4 19 16 2 n/a n/a 0 666
1992 647 5 13 17 3 n/a n/a 0 685
1993 632 8 17 17 2 n/a n/a 0 676
1994 703 16 26 17 3 n/a n/a 0 765
1995 696 9 27 7 5 n/a n/a 0 744
1996 696 9 27 7 5 n/a n/a 0 744
1997 690 9 32 4 5 n/a n/a 0 740
1998 675 10 34 3 2 n/a n/a 0 724
1999 498 6 39 3 1 n/a n/a 0 547
2000 475 6 37 3 1 n/a n/a 0 522
2001 484 2 51 4 1 n/a n/a 0 542
2002 516 9 87 7 0 n/a n/a 0 619
2003 516 9 87 7 0 n/a n/a 0 619
2004 554 11 98 8 2 n/a n/a 0 673
2005 556 11 124 12 2 n/a n/a 1 706
2006 593 13 157 11 2 n/a n/a 2 778
2007 575 14 152 14 2 n/a n/a 8 765
2008 585 11 151 11 1 n/a n/a 23 782
2009 369 5 163 13 2 n/a n/a 16 568
2010 352 3 161 11 1 n/a n/a 22 550
2011 350 5 203 20 1 0 17 0 596
2012 337 3 217 24 1 0 31 0 613
2013 305 4 204 24 1 0 36 0 574
2014 288 3 245 28 0 0 37 0 601
2015 268 1 263 34 0 0 33 0 599
2016 245 2 299 32 1 0 38 0 617
2017 225 2 335 31 1 0 42 0 636
2018 218 2 397 35 3 0 42 0 697
2019 204 4 383 35 2 0 36 0 664
2020 201 3 403 36 2 0 31 0 676
2021 181 7 397 23 2 0 24 0 634

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 Samantha Smith Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 522 25.0 20.8 n/a
1990 644 29.4 21.9 0
1991 666 28.9 23.0 n/a
1992 685 29.5 23.2 n/a
1993 676 29.9 22.6 n/a
1994 765 30.5 25.1 n/a
1995 744 33.1 22.5 n/a
1996 744 33.1 22.5 n/a
1997 740 31.9 23.2 n/a
1998 724 34.2 21.2 n/a
1999 547 24.8 22.1 n/a
2000 522 24.2 21.6 n/a
2001 542 25.5 21.3 n/a
2002 619 30.4 20.4 1.5
2003 619 30.4 20.4 1.5
2004 673 32.0 21.0 3.3
2005 706 31.8 22.2 3
2006 778 37.6 20.7 2.1
2007 765 38.0 20.1 1.8
2008 782 38.2 20.5 1.1
2009 568 38.2 14.9 2.2
2010 550 26.9 20.4 2.8
2011 596 29.7 20.0 2.2
2012 613 27.3 22.4 3.3
2013 574 25.9 22.1 1.6
2014 601 n/a n/a 2.3
2015 599 34.0 17.6 2.5
2016 617 30.0 20.5 2.6
2017 636 34.1 18.6 1.7
2018 697 35.9 19.3 1.3
2019 664 36.5 18.1 0.9
2020 676 35.0 19.2 1.2
2021 634 34.4 18.4 1.1

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 Samantha Smith Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 522 25.0 20.8 n/a
1990 644 29.4 21.9 0
1991 666 28.9 23.0 n/a
1992 685 29.5 23.2 n/a
1993 676 29.9 22.6 n/a
1994 765 30.5 25.1 n/a
1995 744 33.1 22.5 n/a
1996 744 33.1 22.5 n/a
1997 740 31.9 23.2 n/a
1998 724 34.2 21.2 n/a
1999 547 24.8 22.1 n/a
2000 522 24.2 21.6 n/a
2001 542 25.5 21.3 n/a
2002 619 30.4 20.4 1.5
2003 619 30.4 20.4 1.5
2004 673 32.0 21.0 3.3
2005 706 31.8 22.2 3
2006 778 37.6 20.7 2.1
2007 765 38.0 20.1 1.8
2008 782 38.2 20.5 1.1
2009 568 38.2 14.9 2.2
2010 550 26.9 20.4 2.8
2011 596 29.7 20.0 2.2
2012 613 27.3 22.4 3.3
2013 574 25.9 22.1 1.6
2014 601 n/a n/a 2.3
2015 599 34.0 17.6 2.5
2016 617 30.0 20.5 2.6
2017 636 34.1 18.6 1.7
2018 697 35.9 19.3 1.3
2019 664 36.5 18.1 0.9
2020 676 35.0 19.2 1.2
2021 634 34.4 18.4 1.1

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

Samantha Smith Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201683.5%0.0%1.2%0.0%91.8%91.8%96.5%91.8%98.8%91.8%
201787.4%0.0%0.0%2.3%2.3%92.0%92.0%93.1%89.7%90.8%92.0%
201889.7%0.0%0.0%2.3%0.0%96.6%96.6%96.6%92.0%95.4%96.6%
201989.4%0.0%1.1%1.1%1.1%94.7%93.6%95.7%93.6%94.7%92.6%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

Samantha Smith Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201995.1%0.0%1.1%0.9%99.1%99.3%98.7%98.5%99.4%99.3%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Samantha Smith Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $364 (2.9%) $12,399 (97.1%) $12,763
2020 $26 (0.3%) $8,165 (99.7%) $8,190

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Samantha Smith Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 6th of 1136 Elementary schoolsRanks 4th of 1107 Elementary schools
 0.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
4th Grade English Language Arts (Samantha Smith Elementary)87.490.5
 3.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Washington School District)80.879.1
 1.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.945.8
 11.1%
4th Grade Math (Samantha Smith Elementary)91.989
 2.9%
   4th Grade Math (Lake Washington School District)77.676.7
 0.9%
   4th Grade Math (Washington)5438.5
 15.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Samantha Smith Elementary)94.791.4
 3.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Washington School District)85.278.9
 6.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)60.446.3
 14.1%
5th Grade Math (Samantha Smith Elementary)84.287.9
 3.7%
   5th Grade Math (Lake Washington School District)75.369.6
 5.7%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)48.335.5
 12.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Samantha Smith Elementary)90.990.9
   All Grades English Language Arts (Lake Washington School District)83.276.8
 6.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)59.647.7
 11.9%
All Grades Math (Samantha Smith Elementary)90.488.5
 1.9%
   All Grades Math (Lake Washington School District)77.565.1
 12.4%
   All Grades Math (Washington)48.930.4
 18.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students664634
 4.5%
African American47
 75%
American Indian22
Asian383397
 3.7%
Hispanic3523
 34.3%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races3624
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients0.9%1.1%
 0.2%




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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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