Explorer Community School

Public 1-5

 7040 208th NE
       Redmond, WA  98053-4716


(425) 936-2533

District: Lake Washington School District

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,884 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  22.1 Help
Number of students:  70

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
52.9%
White:
32.9%
Two or more races:
12.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  4.3% Help


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Compare Details Explorer Community School is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.4. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Explorer Community School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (52.9%), White (32.9%), two or more races (12.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 4.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Explorer Community School is 22.1. 30 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 Explorer Community School is $14,884. 31 elementary schools in the Lake Washington School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Explorer Community School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

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 Explorer Community School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 92.35 46th 1026 95.5%
2005 87.43 98th 1031 90.5%
2006 84.27 105th 1051 90.0%
2007 77.44 175th 1069 83.6%
2008 73.39 236th 1067 77.9%
2009 90.09 57th 1072 94.7%
2010 84.27 110th 1088 89.9%
2011 91.57 48th 1092 95.6%
2012 95.58 6th 1097 99.5%
2013 97.21 2nd 1106 99.8%
2015 96.76 12th 1067 98.9%
2017 98.10 2nd 1056 99.8%
2018 97.97 4th 1054 99.6%
2022 94.40 56th 1169 95.2%
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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
Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Open Quote TLDR: This is a GREAT school, for non-dual working parents. Kids needing extra social or behavioral support will benefit from the caring and positive environment of this school. The amount of volunteering needed at this school is INSANE! Plan to be spend at least ~1 hour a week ( in person or otherwise) if you’re assigned to committee work.

Experiential learning is the biggest positive for this school. You get as much as you give back, by means of volunteering. If you can rally behind the teachers with weekly clerical work, at home math corrections , safe departure evening support, Friday choices activity leading, and chaperoning field trips at least 2 times a year ( whole day commitment) this is a wonderful environment.

The positives with the school: If your child needs extra social- emotional support and you do not mind being a teacher’s aide- this is a great environment. Teachers love having the added parent support for their in class teaching, corrections. Many opportunities for dedicated parents to support with curriculum enhancements such as Friday Choice, Field Trips. The Passport club syllabus was great, but over the years, very watered down, and not really teaching much to the kids ( much of this is thanks for covid). Parents, Prepare to spend time with slide and material research and PPT decks that would be taught by the teachers.

Art Smart is wonderfully run program, with many dedicated parents going over and beyond sharing their knowledge and time. The core infrastructure of Explorer community piggy backs off of Emily Dickinson school, which has been fabulous.

The biggest value add of ECS is the experiential learning via Field Trips and social events/ bonding outside school with events and meetups the social committee helps put-together. Also if you’re unable to committ or attend these meetups due to professional or personal reasons, there is a slight outcast type feeling given how close knit the school is. The higher grade 4/5 room is great with the Teacher providing additional support for 4/5 kids that may be advanced for their level. Earlier grades though follow mixed grades classrooms, do not encourage above grade level work. This can be a disadvantage to a third or second grader that might be spending more time with socially, academically or emotionally less mature younger kids.

Negatives: In-class volunteering is mandatory, and they typically happens at very inconvenient hours( for working parents), between 10 AM- 2 PM . Volunteering in class is not clustered around pick up OR drop offs, but dictated by teachers when they need added support in classroom. The teachers lay a lot of expectations on some parents that have the time/ effort, to go over and beyond, and there have also been prejudices against some parents that are unable to go volunteer in class. The equity around volunteering is poorly managed by the school staff, admins & teachers, and onus of this falls on parents to “figure out”

The bathroom’s and common area infrastructure is subpar, pathway to using the restroom is open to weather elements & unsupervised.

Summary: Join if you want a close knit community environment, with some
Parents taking the lead on the education decision. Kids that need extra emotional support stand to gain sign up if you can volunteer during your workday. So, join this school, keeping your eyes and ears open with the expectations. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Explorer Community School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1997 38 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 40
1998 69 0 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 74
1999 61 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 65
2000 67 0 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 75
2001 66 2 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 76
2002 58 2 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 65
2003 58 2 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 65
2004 66 2 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 73
2005 65 2 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 70
2006 66 1 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 72
2007 66 1 2 1 0 n/a n/a 1 71
2008 63 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 4 69
2009 62 0 2 1 0 n/a n/a 5 70
2010 64 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 7 72
2011 62 0 3 1 0 0 6 0 72
2012 62 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 70
2013 54 0 9 2 0 0 6 0 71
2014 48 0 18 2 0 0 5 0 73
2015 45 0 21 2 0 0 4 0 72
2016 44 0 22 3 0 0 4 0 73
2017 35 0 31 3 0 0 3 0 72
2018 38 0 29 2 0 0 2 0 71
2019 39 0 24 2 0 0 3 0 68
2020 35 0 31 1 0 0 5 0 72
2021 29 0 32 2 0 0 8 0 71
2022 19 0 33 0 0 0 8 0 60
2023 23 0 37 1 0 0 9 0 70

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 Explorer Community School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 40 0.0 0.0 n/a
1998 74 2.0 37.0 n/a
1999 65 3.4 19.1 n/a
2000 75 3.3 22.7 n/a
2001 76 3.4 22.4 n/a
2002 65 3.3 19.7 n/a
2003 65 3.3 19.7 n/a
2004 73 3.0 24.3 n/a
2005 70 3.4 20.6 0
2006 72 3.3 21.8 0
2007 71 3.1 22.9 0
2008 69 3.5 19.7 0
2009 70 3.5 20.0 n/a
2010 72 3.8 18.9 n/a
2011 72 3.7 19.4 4.2
2012 70 3.2 21.2 5.7
2013 71 3.5 20.2 4.2
2014 73 n/a n/a 0
2015 72 4.0 18.0 4.2
2016 73 4.0 18.2 0
2017 72 3.6 19.8 0
2018 71 3.3 21.2 0
2019 68 3.2 21.2 n/a
2020 72 3.0 24.0 4.2
2021 71 3.2 22.0 4.2
2022 60 3.2 18.7 5
2023 70 3.1 22.1 4.3

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 Explorer Community School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 40 0.0 0.0 n/a
1998 74 2.0 37.0 n/a
1999 65 3.4 19.1 n/a
2000 75 3.3 22.7 n/a
2001 76 3.4 22.4 n/a
2002 65 3.3 19.7 n/a
2003 65 3.3 19.7 n/a
2004 73 3.0 24.3 n/a
2005 70 3.4 20.6 0
2006 72 3.3 21.8 0
2007 71 3.1 22.9 0
2008 69 3.5 19.7 0
2009 70 3.5 20.0 n/a
2010 72 3.8 18.9 n/a
2011 72 3.7 19.4 4.2
2012 70 3.2 21.2 5.7
2013 71 3.5 20.2 4.2
2014 73 n/a n/a 0
2015 72 4.0 18.0 4.2
2016 73 4.0 18.2 0
2017 72 3.6 19.8 0
2018 71 3.3 21.2 0
2019 68 3.2 21.2 n/a
2020 72 3.0 24.0 4.2
2021 71 3.2 22.0 4.2
2022 60 3.2 18.7 5
2023 70 3.1 22.1 4.3

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.

Immunization Rates

Explorer Community School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201995.7%0.0%0.0%4.3%97.1%97.1%97.1%95.7%97.1%97.1%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Explorer Community School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $364 (2.8%) $12,552 (97.2%) $12,916
2020 n/a $5,240 (100.0%) $5,240
2021 $331 (2.7%) $11,988 (97.3%) $12,319
2022 $570 (3.8%) $14,314 (96.2%) $14,884

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Explorer Community School

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.

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students6870
 2.9%
African American00
American Indian00
Asian2437
 54.2%
Hispanic21
 50%
Pacific Islander00
White3923
 41%
Two or More Races39
 200%


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Students at Explorer Community School are 53% Asian, 33% White, 13% Two or more races, 1% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 70 students attended Explorer Community School.


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