Rachel Carson Elementary

Summary:

Rachel Carson Elementary is a highly-regarded public elementary school in Sammamish, Washington, serving 527 students from pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. As part of the Lake Washington School District, which is ranked 4th out of 249 districts in the state, Rachel Carson Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Washington.

The school's academic performance is exceptional, with over 89% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 86% proficient or better in Math, significantly outpacing the district and state averages. Rachel Carson Elementary's diverse student population, with a large Asian student population (59.01%) and a relatively low percentage of White students (28.27%), sets it apart from nearby schools like Sunny Hills Elementary and Cascade Ridge Elementary. The school's commitment to equity and inclusion is evident in its strong performance across different student subgroups, including female students, male students, and special education students.

Another notable aspect of Rachel Carson Elementary is its low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at just 2.28%, which is significantly lower than the nearby schools. This suggests the school serves a relatively affluent community, which may contribute to its high academic performance. Overall, Rachel Carson Elementary's consistent excellence, diverse student population, and commitment to supporting all learners make it a standout educational institution in the Lake Washington School District.


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Public PK, KG-5

 1035 - 244th Ave NE
       Sammamish, WA  98074


(425) 936-2750

District: Lake Washington School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
16th of 1,169 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,058 Help


Students who attend Rachel Carson Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Inglewood Middle School
High:    Eastlake High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.9 Help
Number of students:  527

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
59.0%
White:
28.3%
Two or more races:
8.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  2.3% Help


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Compare Details Rachel Carson Elementary ranks better than 98.6% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks 5th 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 97.82. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (59%), White (28.3%), two or more races (8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 2.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Rachel Carson Elementary is 16.9. 21 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 Rachel Carson Elementary is $18,058. 26 elementary schools in the Lake Washington School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Rachel Carson Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Rachel Carson Elementary 16th of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See Rachel Carson 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 Rachel Carson Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Rachel Carson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 90.57 57th 1088 94.8%
2011 93.80 21st 1092 98.1%
2012 93.31 19th 1097 98.3%
2013 91.24 42nd 1106 96.2%
2015 94.93 34th 1067 96.8%
2016 94.06 32nd 1053 97.0%
2017 92.84 50th 1056 95.3%
2018 96.08 22nd 1054 97.9%
2019 96.59 15th 1130 98.7%
2021 97.94 21st 1107 98.1%
2022 97.94 8th 1169 99.3%
2023 97.82 16th 1169 98.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Rachel Carson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 80.53 32nd 303 89.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Rachel Carson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.46 49th 637 92.3%
2019 75.16 86th 566 84.8%
2022 88.86 31st 478 93.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Rachel Carson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.29 20th 1004 98.0%
2019 95.61 14th 1068 98.7%
2021 96.76 33rd 1008 96.7%
2022 97.10 12th 1100 98.9%
2023 98.14 5th 1094 99.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Rachel Carson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.26 20th 999 98.0%
2019 95.98 16th 1075 98.5%
2021 97.04 19th 1025 98.1%
2022 97.51 12th 1113 98.9%
2023 97.02 15th 1099 98.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Rachel Carson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.64 16th 169 90.5%
2023 90.84 14th 170 91.8%
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Rank History for White students at Rachel Carson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.73 62nd 833 92.6%
2019 91.26 35th 1027 96.6%
2021 94.81 25th 943 97.3%
2022 91.60 41st 1031 96.0%
2023 91.40 56th 1011 94.5%
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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 Rachel Carson Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 387 8 80 9 1 n/a n/a 24 509
2010 422 7 96 8 1 n/a n/a 26 560
2011 435 8 106 15 0 0 9 0 573
2012 410 6 99 15 0 0 21 0 551
2013 314 7 92 16 0 0 14 0 443
2014 317 7 95 17 0 0 16 0 452
2015 289 5 96 15 0 0 20 0 425
2016 268 4 100 21 0 0 25 0 418
2017 259 7 132 26 0 0 33 0 457
2018 230 4 170 29 0 0 39 0 472
2019 212 6 182 26 0 0 48 0 474
2020 202 5 214 22 0 0 44 0 487
2021 191 4 221 25 0 0 47 0 488
2022 168 8 245 14 0 0 37 4 476
2023 149 6 311 18 0 0 42 1 527

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

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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 Rachel Carson Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 509 n/a n/a n/a
2010 560 25.8 21.7 0.6
2011 573 27.1 21.0 1
2012 551 25.5 21.5 1.5
2013 443 21.0 21.0 1.8
2014 452 n/a n/a 1.8
2015 425 25.0 17.0 2.8
2016 418 22.0 19.0 2.4
2017 457 24.8 18.4 2.4
2018 472 25.6 18.4 2.5
2019 474 26.5 17.8 2.7
2020 487 25.3 19.2 2.3
2021 488 28.8 16.9 1.8
2022 476 28.5 16.7 1.7
2023 527 31.0 16.9 2.3

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 Rachel Carson Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 509 n/a n/a n/a
2010 560 25.8 21.7 0.6
2011 573 27.1 21.0 1
2012 551 25.5 21.5 1.5
2013 443 21.0 21.0 1.8
2014 452 n/a n/a 1.8
2015 425 25.0 17.0 2.8
2016 418 22.0 19.0 2.4
2017 457 24.8 18.4 2.4
2018 472 25.6 18.4 2.5
2019 474 26.5 17.8 2.7
2020 487 25.3 19.2 2.3
2021 488 28.8 16.9 1.8
2022 476 28.5 16.7 1.7
2023 527 31.0 16.9 2.3

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussisMeaslesMumpsRubellaTetanus
201683.9%0.0%3.2%0.0%87.1%88.7%91.9%87.1%87.1%88.7%
201795.3%0.0%0.0%1.6%1.6%98.4%98.4%96.9%95.3%98.4%98.4%
201885.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%1.6%90.3%91.9%95.2%90.3%87.1%91.9%
201985.1%0.0%1.5%0.0%3.0%85.1%86.6%94.0%88.1%88.1%86.6%
202095.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%4.8%96.8%96.8%98.4%100.0%96.8%100.0%100.0%100.0%96.8%
202192.7%0.0%1.5%0.0%1.5%94.1%97.1%95.6%95.6%97.1%95.6%95.6%95.6%97.1%
202292.1%1.6%1.6%1.6%1.6%95.2%95.2%98.4%95.2%95.2%93.7%93.7%93.7%95.2%
202395.2%1.6%1.6%0.0%1.6%98.4%98.4%100.0%95.2%98.4%96.8%96.8%96.8%98.4%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201990.8%0.0%2.5%3.4%97.3%96.9%96.4%96.9%97.8%96.9%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Rachel Carson Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $364 (2.8%) $12,610 (97.2%) $12,974
2020 $30 (0.3%) $8,572 (99.6%) $8,603
2021 $333 (2.1%) $15,541 (97.9%) $15,874
2022 $626 (3.5%) $17,433 (96.5%) $18,058

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Rachel Carson Elementary

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Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 15th of 1130 Elementary schoolsRanks 16th of 1169 Elementary schools
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Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Rachel Carson Elementary)84.488.6
 4.2%
   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 (Rachel Carson Elementary)85.782.5
 3.2%
   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 (Rachel Carson Elementary)92.990.1
 2.8%
   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 (Rachel Carson Elementary)94.393.5
 0.8%
   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 (Rachel Carson Elementary)91.789.9
 1.8%
   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 (Rachel Carson Elementary)85.682.3
 3.3%
   5th Grade Math (Lake Washington School District)76.474.6
 1.8%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)49.142
 7.1%
5th Grade Science (Rachel Carson Elementary)87.689.9
 2.2%
   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 (Rachel Carson Elementary)89.789.6
 0.2%
   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 (Rachel Carson Elementary)88.186.5
 1.7%
   All Grades Math (Lake Washington School District)79.274
 5.2%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Rachel Carson Elementary)87.689.9
 2.2%
   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 Students474527
 11.2%
African American66
American Indian00
Asian182311
 70.9%
Hispanic2618
 30.8%
Pacific Islander00
White212149
 29.7%
Two or More Races4842
 12.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients2.7%2.3%
 0.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Rachel Carson Elementary

Students at Rachel Carson Elementary are 59% Asian, 28% White, 8% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic, 1% African American.

Students who attend Rachel Carson Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Inglewood Middle School
High : Eastlake High School

Yes! Rachel Carson Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 16th of 1169 Washington elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 527 students attended Rachel Carson Elementary.


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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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