Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary

Summary:

Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary is a highly successful public elementary school in Sammamish, Washington, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade as part of the Lake Washington School District, which is ranked 4th out of 249 districts in the state.

Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Washington, with a statewide ranking between 1st and 42nd out of over 1,100 schools in the past decade. The school's students outperform state and district averages in standardized tests, with 84.39% proficient or better in English Language Arts and 76.92% in Math, compared to 52.86% and 41.04% statewide, respectively. The school has a diverse student population, with a significant Asian student population (53.15%) and a relatively low percentage of White students (34.45%) compared to nearby schools. Additionally, Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary has a very low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (3.15%), indicating a relatively high-income student population, and spends a high $18,743 per student, well above the state average.

When compared to other nearby schools, such as Sherwood Forest Elementary, John J. Audubon Elementary, and Bennett Elementary School, Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary consistently outperforms them in academic metrics, suggesting that the school is providing a high-quality education that sets it apart from its neighbors. However, the high per-student spending and low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch may indicate potential challenges in serving a more diverse student population or addressing the needs of students from lower-income families.


Detail:

Public K-5

 3225 - 205th PL NE
       Sammamish, WA  98074-4374


(425) 936-2520

District: Lake Washington School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
42nd of 1,169 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,743 Help


Students who attend Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Inglewood Middle School
High:    Eastlake High School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.1 Help
Number of students:  508

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
53.1%
White:
34.4%
Two or more races:
6.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  3.1% Help


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Compare Details Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary ranks better than 96.4% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks 12th 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 95.68. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (53.1%), White (34.4%), two or more races (6.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 3.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary is 18.1. 25 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 Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary is $18,743. 21 elementary schools in the Lake Washington School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary 42nd of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See Elizabeth Blackwell 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 Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 95.59 16th 1026 98.4%
2005 96.73 6th 1031 99.4%
2006 95.69 7th 1051 99.3%
2007 96.47 9th 1069 99.2%
2008 96.39 7th 1067 99.3%
2009 94.60 19th 1072 98.2%
2010 92.51 38th 1088 96.5%
2011 92.77 32nd 1092 97.1%
2012 91.77 38th 1097 96.5%
2013 91.27 40th 1106 96.4%
2015 98.19 1st 1067 99.9%
2016 97.40 5th 1053 99.5%
2017 96.57 15th 1056 98.6%
2018 96.98 14th 1054 98.7%
2019 95.56 23rd 1130 98.0%
2021 98.74 12th 1107 98.9%
2022 95.83 36th 1169 96.9%
2023 95.68 42nd 1169 96.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.68 18th 1004 98.2%
2019 93.77 34th 1068 96.8%
2021 98.03 19th 1008 98.1%
2022 93.86 49th 1100 95.5%
2023 95.24 35th 1094 96.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.18 15th 999 98.5%
2019 94.48 27th 1075 97.5%
2021 98.45 7th 1025 99.3%
2022 95.58 33rd 1113 97.0%
2023 94.91 43rd 1099 96.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 89.22 13th 187 93.0%
2023 87.18 20th 170 88.2%
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Rank History for White students at Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.70 28th 833 96.6%
2019 87.70 74th 1027 92.8%
2021 94.81 24th 943 97.5%
2022 81.12 167th 1031 83.8%
2023 82.66 148th 1011 85.4%
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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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by a parent
Friday, August 21, 2015

Open Quote teachers take great care of the students Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Open Quote Quest program at Blackwell is the best. Mr. Egawa and Ms. Chen are excellent teachers. First grade teachers team is second to none and very well attentive to each and individual student needs. The music program at Blackwell is very well organized. Parent volunteer and participation of PSTA is excellent. Close Quote


by a student
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Open Quote I went to Elizabeth Blackwell from 4th through 6th. It was a great school and it may have been to the best school I went to. The only problem was the food was expensive and it was never very good so I just brought lunch to school. It feeds into Inglewood Junior High that will be Inglewood Middle School as the school district is moving 6th grade up to middle school and 9th grade up to high school. After Inglewood students go to Eastlake whigh is becoming a 4 year high school because 9th grade is going to Eastlake High School. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 414 2 24 9 2 n/a n/a 0 451
2000 458 3 38 8 4 n/a n/a 0 511
2001 473 5 49 6 3 n/a n/a 0 536
2002 517 12 64 13 2 n/a n/a 0 608
2003 517 12 64 13 2 n/a n/a 0 608
2004 527 14 79 13 3 n/a n/a 0 636
2005 468 10 70 14 1 n/a n/a 0 563
2006 437 8 79 14 1 n/a n/a 8 547
2007 452 6 89 14 1 n/a n/a 9 571
2008 435 9 90 16 1 n/a n/a 12 563
2009 436 8 92 15 2 n/a n/a 23 576
2010 408 6 91 19 2 n/a n/a 29 555
2011 391 6 79 27 1 1 15 0 520
2012 326 5 81 26 1 1 24 0 464
2013 257 2 67 25 0 0 26 0 377
2014 264 2 65 26 0 2 32 0 391
2015 268 2 111 25 0 1 32 0 439
2016 288 6 184 33 0 0 24 0 535
2017 265 3 202 36 0 0 29 0 535
2018 255 4 224 38 0 0 37 0 558
2019 217 5 228 40 0 0 34 0 524
2020 229 8 243 36 0 0 39 0 555
2021 199 8 245 30 1 0 37 0 520
2022 175 6 224 22 1 0 31 0 459
2023 175 5 270 25 1 0 31 1 508

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 Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 451 20.1 22.4 n/a
2000 511 22.9 22.3 n/a
2001 536 26.0 20.6 n/a
2002 608 29.9 20.3 0.5
2003 608 29.9 20.3 0.5
2004 636 31.0 20.5 1.4
2005 563 31.1 18.1 1.6
2006 547 26.1 21.0 1.5
2007 571 27.2 21.0 0.9
2008 563 29.3 19.2 0.7
2009 576 29.3 19.7 0.5
2010 555 26.8 20.7 1.5
2011 520 25.1 20.6 1.5
2012 464 24.1 19.2 1.3
2013 377 20.6 18.3 0.8
2014 391 n/a n/a 0.8
2015 439 29.0 15.1 1.4
2016 535 27.0 19.8 2.2
2017 535 31.2 17.1 2.1
2018 558 31.1 17.8 1.8
2019 524 28.3 18.4 1.3
2020 555 29.6 18.7 1.6
2021 520 29.1 17.8 0.8
2022 459 28.6 16.0 2.2
2023 508 27.9 18.1 3.1

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 Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 451 20.1 22.4 n/a
2000 511 22.9 22.3 n/a
2001 536 26.0 20.6 n/a
2002 608 29.9 20.3 0.5
2003 608 29.9 20.3 0.5
2004 636 31.0 20.5 1.4
2005 563 31.1 18.1 1.6
2006 547 26.1 21.0 1.5
2007 571 27.2 21.0 0.9
2008 563 29.3 19.2 0.7
2009 576 29.3 19.7 0.5
2010 555 26.8 20.7 1.5
2011 520 25.1 20.6 1.5
2012 464 24.1 19.2 1.3
2013 377 20.6 18.3 0.8
2014 391 n/a n/a 0.8
2015 439 29.0 15.1 1.4
2016 535 27.0 19.8 2.2
2017 535 31.2 17.1 2.1
2018 558 31.1 17.8 1.8
2019 524 28.3 18.4 1.3
2020 555 29.6 18.7 1.6
2021 520 29.1 17.8 0.8
2022 459 28.6 16.0 2.2
2023 508 27.9 18.1 3.1

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

Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussisMeaslesMumpsRubellaTetanus
201663.1%0.0%0.0%2.4%78.6%84.5%88.1%81.0%85.7%83.3%
201783.3%0.0%1.3%1.3%0.0%87.2%89.7%92.3%88.5%91.0%89.7%
201887.9%1.5%0.0%1.5%1.5%93.9%95.5%93.9%92.4%92.4%95.5%
201995.2%0.0%1.6%0.0%3.2%95.2%96.8%96.8%95.2%96.8%96.8%
2020100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
202197.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.4%97.4%98.7%98.7%97.4%98.7%98.7%98.7%97.4%
202296.3%1.9%0.0%0.0%1.9%96.3%96.3%96.3%96.3%96.3%98.2%98.2%98.2%96.3%
202393.6%3.9%0.0%0.0%2.6%93.6%93.6%96.2%94.9%93.6%94.9%94.9%94.9%93.6%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201994.6%0.8%1.5%2.4%96.8%97.4%97.6%96.3%96.6%97.2%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $364 (2.7%) $13,129 (97.3%) $13,493
2020 $43 (0.4%) $9,760 (99.6%) $9,803
2021 $332 (2.0%) $15,868 (98.0%) $16,200
2022 $550 (2.9%) $18,193 (97.1%) $18,743

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 23rd of 1130 Elementary schoolsRanks 42nd of 1169 Elementary schools
 1.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary)91.186.1
 5%
   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 (Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary)88.181.6
 6.5%
   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 (Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary)81.179.6
 1.6%
   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 (Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary)76.777.8
 1.1%
   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 (Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary)96.787.4
 9.4%
   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 (Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary)87.171.9
 15.2%
   5th Grade Math (Lake Washington School District)76.474.6
 1.8%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)49.142
 7.1%
5th Grade Science (Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary)93.591.7
 1.8%
   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 (Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary)89.884.4
 5.4%
   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 (Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary)84.276.9
 7.2%
   All Grades Math (Lake Washington School District)79.274
 5.2%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary)93.591.7
 1.8%
   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 Students524508
 3.1%
African American55
American Indian01
Asian228270
 18.4%
Hispanic4025
 37.5%
Pacific Islander00
White217175
 19.4%
Two or More Races3431
 8.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients1.3%3.1%
 1.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary

Students at Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary are 53% Asian, 34% White, 6% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic.

Students who attend Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Inglewood Middle School
High : Eastlake High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 508 students attended Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary.

Yes! Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 42nd of 1169 Washington elementary schools.


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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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