Fernwood Elementary

Summary:

Fernwood Elementary is a highly-regarded public elementary school in Bothell, Washington, serving 757 students in grades PK-5. As part of the Northshore School District, which is ranked 9th out of 249 districts in the state, Fernwood consistently ranks among the top 20 elementary schools in Washington with a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Fernwood Elementary's academic performance is exceptional, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Math, and Science that significantly exceed state and district averages. For example, in 2022-2023, 87.11% of Fernwood students were proficient or better in ELA, compared to just 52.86% statewide and 73.47% in the Northshore School District. The school also has a unique demographic makeup, with a much higher percentage of Asian students (73.98%) compared to the surrounding area. Additionally, Fernwood excels in supporting the academic success of diverse student subgroups, including female, male, Asian, and English Language Learner students.

Fernwood Elementary's consistent high performance, with a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for several consecutive years, is particularly noteworthy. The school's ranking has steadily improved over time, climbing from 131st in the state in 2012-2013 to 19th in 2022-2023. This sustained excellence, combined with the school's focus on equity and inclusive practices, sets Fernwood apart from neighboring schools like Cathcart Elementary, Kokanee Elementary, and Forest View Elementary School, all of which are part of the Snohomish School District and the Everett School District.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 3933 Jewell RD
       Bothell, WA  98012-7331


(425) 408-4500

District: Northshore School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
19th of 1,169 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,229 Help


Students who attend Fernwood Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Skyview Middle School
High:    North Creek High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.7 Help
Number of students:  757

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
74.0%
White:
15.7%
Two or more races:
4.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  4.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Fernwood Elementary ranks better than 98.4% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks 2nd among 20 ranked elementary schools in the Northshore School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.53. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (74%), White (15.7%), two or more races (4.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 4.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Fernwood Elementary is 15.7. 11 elementary schools in the Northshore School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Fernwood Elementary is $15,229. 21 elementary schools in the Northshore School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Fernwood Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Fernwood Elementary 19th of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See Fernwood Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Northshore School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Northshore School District 9th of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Fernwood Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Fernwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 82.90 129th 1026 87.4%
2005 89.81 67th 1031 93.5%
2006 87.16 80th 1051 92.4%
2007 89.80 66th 1069 93.8%
2008 89.31 64th 1067 94.0%
2009 84.97 101st 1072 90.6%
2010 83.44 119th 1088 89.1%
2011 84.00 121st 1092 88.9%
2012 81.02 139th 1097 87.3%
2013 83.32 131st 1106 88.2%
2015 90.09 80th 1067 92.5%
2016 90.05 80th 1053 92.4%
2017 90.53 81st 1056 92.3%
2018 93.03 50th 1054 95.3%
2019 93.29 51st 1130 95.5%
2021 97.58 27th 1107 97.6%
2022 97.40 20th 1169 98.3%
2023 97.53 19th 1169 98.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Fernwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.88 24th 212 88.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Fernwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 99.35 2nd 213 99.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Fernwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.60 28th 637 95.6%
2019 78.06 66th 566 88.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Fernwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.86 113th 835 86.5%
2019 87.65 39th 979 96.0%
2022 83.92 67th 1019 93.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Fernwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.68 63rd 1004 93.7%
2019 94.25 28th 1068 97.4%
2021 98.14 14th 1008 98.6%
2022 98.13 3rd 1100 99.7%
2023 97.95 9th 1094 99.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Fernwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.28 34th 999 96.6%
2019 91.03 70th 1075 93.5%
2021 96.35 30th 1025 97.1%
2022 96.25 23rd 1113 97.9%
2023 95.98 26th 1099 97.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Fernwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.61 21st 169 87.6%
2019 88.91 9th 201 95.5%
2021 86.44 13th 131 90.1%
2022 89.46 12th 187 93.6%
2023 91.61 11th 170 93.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Fernwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 85.79 57th 697 91.8%
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Rank History for White students at Fernwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.49 175th 833 79.0%
2019 81.92 152nd 1027 85.2%
2021 84.38 120th 943 87.3%
2022 89.34 69th 1031 93.3%
2023 86.79 101st 1011 90.0%
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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 Fernwood Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 422 3 22 11 5 n/a n/a 0 463
1990 508 2 24 11 8 n/a n/a 0 553
1991 496 5 26 13 7 n/a n/a 0 547
1992 494 6 25 16 6 n/a n/a 0 547
1993 537 6 20 11 8 n/a n/a 0 582
1994 522 6 18 13 6 n/a n/a 0 565
1995 462 3 17 11 4 n/a n/a 0 497
1996 462 3 17 11 4 n/a n/a 0 497
1997 491 3 22 13 3 n/a n/a 0 532
1998 462 3 17 11 4 n/a n/a 0 497
1999 489 6 43 26 4 n/a n/a 0 568
2000 472 7 55 21 2 n/a n/a 0 557
2001 488 13 67 26 2 n/a n/a 0 596
2002 474 16 89 21 5 n/a n/a 0 605
2003 474 16 89 21 5 n/a n/a 0 605
2004 417 13 80 27 4 n/a n/a 0 541
2005 420 16 75 35 7 n/a n/a 0 553
2006 456 17 91 30 8 n/a n/a 0 602
2007 435 12 102 26 7 n/a n/a 23 605
2008 362 12 97 27 6 n/a n/a 25 529
2009 359 14 116 31 6 n/a n/a 30 556
2010 357 15 130 42 5 n/a n/a 26 575
2011 362 6 152 46 3 2 34 0 605
2012 348 5 167 62 6 1 36 0 625
2013 373 7 176 65 5 1 44 0 671
2014 392 8 187 73 3 1 45 0 709
2015 435 9 254 70 3 1 64 0 836
2016 397 11 309 73 2 1 67 0 860
2017 416 16 372 70 1 2 65 0 942
2018 315 11 353 43 0 1 53 0 776
2019 292 11 413 48 1 1 50 0 816
2020 249 13 506 43 1 1 53 0 866
2021 159 9 519 30 2 1 37 0 757
2022 134 10 558 30 4 1 27 0 764
2023 119 14 560 26 1 0 37 0 757

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 Fernwood Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 463 18.0 25.7 n/a
1990 553 21.0 26.3 0
1991 547 22.6 24.2 n/a
1992 547 26.0 21.0 n/a
1993 582 27.7 21.0 n/a
1994 565 27.7 20.4 n/a
1995 497 24.5 20.3 n/a
1996 497 24.5 20.3 n/a
1997 532 24.9 21.4 n/a
1998 497 27.8 17.9 n/a
1999 568 27.3 20.8 n/a
2000 557 27.4 20.3 n/a
2001 596 29.0 20.6 n/a
2002 605 31.0 19.5 10.7
2003 605 31.0 19.5 10.7
2004 541 31.0 17.5 10
2005 553 30.8 18.0 10.1
2006 602 29.3 20.5 11.3
2007 605 32.5 18.6 10.1
2008 529 25.2 21.0 10.9
2009 556 25.2 22.1 12.7
2010 575 28.2 20.3 16
2011 605 30.8 19.6 14.2
2012 625 30.9 20.2 12.8
2013 671 33.5 19.9 13.7
2014 709 n/a n/a 10.3
2015 836 48.0 17.4 8.9
2016 860 44.0 19.5 8.8
2017 942 47.1 19.9 7.4
2018 776 44.2 17.5 4.5
2019 816 48.0 16.9 5.3
2020 866 46.9 18.4 4.6
2021 757 42.5 17.8 2.6
2022 764 45.6 16.7 3.9
2023 757 48.0 15.7 4.1

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 Fernwood Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 463 18.0 25.7 n/a
1990 553 21.0 26.3 0
1991 547 22.6 24.2 n/a
1992 547 26.0 21.0 n/a
1993 582 27.7 21.0 n/a
1994 565 27.7 20.4 n/a
1995 497 24.5 20.3 n/a
1996 497 24.5 20.3 n/a
1997 532 24.9 21.4 n/a
1998 497 27.8 17.9 n/a
1999 568 27.3 20.8 n/a
2000 557 27.4 20.3 n/a
2001 596 29.0 20.6 n/a
2002 605 31.0 19.5 10.7
2003 605 31.0 19.5 10.7
2004 541 31.0 17.5 10
2005 553 30.8 18.0 10.1
2006 602 29.3 20.5 11.3
2007 605 32.5 18.6 10.1
2008 529 25.2 21.0 10.9
2009 556 25.2 22.1 12.7
2010 575 28.2 20.3 16
2011 605 30.8 19.6 14.2
2012 625 30.9 20.2 12.8
2013 671 33.5 19.9 13.7
2014 709 n/a n/a 10.3
2015 836 48.0 17.4 8.9
2016 860 44.0 19.5 8.8
2017 942 47.1 19.9 7.4
2018 776 44.2 17.5 4.5
2019 816 48.0 16.9 5.3
2020 866 46.9 18.4 4.6
2021 757 42.5 17.8 2.6
2022 764 45.6 16.7 3.9
2023 757 48.0 15.7 4.1

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

Fernwood Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussisMeaslesMumpsRubellaTetanus
201690.5%0.0%0.7%2.9%96.4%96.4%95.6%92.0%94.9%96.4%
201789.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%4.1%95.9%95.9%95.9%91.8%95.9%95.9%
201889.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%6.3%95.8%95.8%93.8%93.8%93.8%95.8%
201991.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%91.8%93.9%100.0%95.9%95.9%93.9%
202198.2%0.0%0.0%0.9%0.0%100.0%100.0%99.1%99.1%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
202299.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%99.3%100.0%100.0%99.3%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.3%
202399.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

Fernwood Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201992.5%0.0%0.2%1.3%99.5%99.8%99.2%99.2%99.4%99.8%

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $211 (1.6%) $13,227 (98.4%) $13,438
2020 $01 (0.0%) $8,796 (100.0%) $8,798
2021 $301 (2.1%) $13,893 (97.9%) $14,194
2022 $401 (2.6%) $14,828 (97.4%) $15,229

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Fernwood Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 51st of 1130 Elementary schoolsRanks 19th of 1169 Elementary schools
 2.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Fernwood Elementary)8079.5
 0.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Northshore School District)74.970.9
 3.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.348.9
 7.4%
3rd Grade Math (Fernwood Elementary)83.483.2
 0.3%
   3rd Grade Math (Northshore School District)75.973.8
 2.1%
   3rd Grade Math (Washington)5951.6
 7.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Fernwood Elementary)81.488.7
 7.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Northshore School District)76.974.9
 2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)57.750.1
 7.6%
4th Grade Math (Fernwood Elementary)82.890.8
 8%
   4th Grade Math (Northshore School District)74.373.2
 1%
   4th Grade Math (Washington)54.949.4
 5.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Fernwood Elementary)85.191.9
 6.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Northshore School District)76.675.3
 1.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)61.353.8
 7.6%
5th Grade Math (Fernwood Elementary)82.788.9
 6.2%
   5th Grade Math (Northshore School District)67.564.8
 2.7%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)49.142
 7.1%
5th Grade Science (Fernwood Elementary)82.789.6
 6.9%
   5th Grade Science (Northshore School District)72.775.5
 2.9%
   5th Grade Science (Washington)54.152.3
 1.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Fernwood Elementary)82.187.1
 5.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Northshore School District)77.773.5
 4.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Fernwood Elementary)8387.9
 4.9%
   All Grades Math (Northshore School District)69.463.1
 6.3%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Fernwood Elementary)82.789.6
 6.9%
   All Grades Science (Northshore School District)68.867.8
 0.9%
   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 Students816757
 7.2%
African American1114
 27.3%
American Indian11
Asian413560
 35.6%
Hispanic4826
 45.8%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White292119
 59.2%
Two or More Races5037
 26%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients5.3%4.1%
 1.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Fernwood Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 757 students attended Fernwood Elementary.

Students at Fernwood Elementary are 74% Asian, 16% White, 5% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic, 2% African American.

Students who attend Fernwood Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Skyview Middle School
High : North Creek High School

Yes! Fernwood Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 19th 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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