Oak Harbor Elementary

Summary:

Oak Harbor Elementary is a public elementary school serving 369 students in grades PK-4 in the Oak Harbor School District in Oak Harbor, Washington. This high-performing school consistently outperforms the district and state in academic proficiency, with standout achievements for specific student subgroups.

Oak Harbor Elementary boasts impressive academic results, with 72.26% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 67.1% in math, far exceeding the district and state averages. The school particularly excels in supporting Hispanic students and those from low-income backgrounds, ranking among the top schools in Washington for these subgroups. Over time, Oak Harbor Elementary has shown steady improvement, moving from a 2-star to a 4-star rating in the state's evaluation system.

While Oak Harbor Elementary's performance is noteworthy, the surrounding area presents a mixed picture. Nearby Hillcrest Elementary also performs well, but other schools like Crescent Harbor Elementary and Olympic View Elementary lag behind. Oak Harbor Elementary's high per-student spending and low student-teacher ratio may contribute to its success, even as it serves a significant population of economically disadvantaged students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-4

 151 SE Midway Blvd.
       Oak Harbor, WA  98277


(360) 279-5100

District: Oak Harbor School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
157th of 1,169 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $22,205 Help


Students who attend Oak Harbor Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    North Whidbey Middle School
    Oak Harbor Intermediate School
High:    Oak Harbor High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.7 Help
Number of students:  369

Racial breakdown:

White:
50.7%
Hispanic:
21.7%
Two or more races:
13.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  45.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Oak Harbor Elementary ranks better than 86.6% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks first among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Oak Harbor School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.47. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Oak Harbor Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (50.7%), Hispanic (21.7%), two or more races (13.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 45.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Oak Harbor Elementary is 12.7, which is the lowest among 6 elementary schools in the Oak Harbor School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Oak Harbor Elementary is $22,205, which is the highest among 6 elementary schools in the Oak Harbor School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Oak Harbor Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Oak Harbor Elementary 157th of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See Oak Harbor Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Oak Harbor School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Oak Harbor School District 37th of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Oak Harbor Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Oak Harbor Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 60.46 377th 1026 63.3%
2005 64.50 351st 1031 66.0%
2006 48.87 561st 1051 46.6%
2007 40.04 688th 1069 35.6%
2008 42.48 650th 1067 39.1%
2009 43.38 655th 1072 38.9%
2010 38.64 709th 1088 34.8%
2011 43.91 638th 1092 41.6%
2012 52.54 558th 1097 49.1%
2013 54.53 535th 1106 51.6%
2018 44.04 596th 1054 43.5%
2019 53.06 534th 1130 52.7%
2022 79.49 228th 1169 80.5%
2023 85.47 157th 1169 86.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Oak Harbor Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.53 409th 637 35.8%
2022 63.52 115th 478 75.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Oak Harbor Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 51.29 488th 979 50.2%
2022 94.84 13th 1019 98.7%
2023 96.81 8th 1013 99.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Oak Harbor Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 59.32 445th 1068 58.3%
2022 77.33 221st 1100 79.9%
2023 88.14 111th 1094 89.9%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Oak Harbor Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 85.41 4th 50 92.0%
2023 95.32 1st 48 97.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Oak Harbor Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 45.49 604th 1075 43.8%
2022 80.33 204th 1113 81.7%
2023 81.33 186th 1099 83.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Oak Harbor Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 71.97 149th 697 78.6%
2022 90.31 34th 694 95.1%
2023 96.63 7th 633 98.9%
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Rank History for White students at Oak Harbor Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.91 630th 833 24.4%
2019 47.97 563rd 1027 45.2%
2022 72.04 279th 1031 72.9%
2023 78.30 204th 1011 79.8%
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Data source: test scores: Washington State Office of Superintendent 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
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Open Quote Both of my students attended this school. The staff is warm and helpful and easily reached. After reviewing the numbers shown on this site though, I would have to say that those stats aren't quite correct. Most classes are maxed out with 25-28 students per teacher. That is almost 10 more than what schooldigger lists. This tends to be true for the district as a whole. Over all it is a wonderful school and my children always enjoyed their teachers. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Oak Harbor Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 502 23 53 8 3 n/a n/a 0 589
1989 523 22 61 20 0 n/a n/a 0 626
1990 388 30 33 13 0 n/a n/a 0 464
1991 408 42 42 16 1 n/a n/a 0 509
1992 310 31 31 12 3 n/a n/a 0 387
1993 317 28 48 19 5 n/a n/a 0 417
1994 338 34 49 22 4 n/a n/a 0 447
1995 337 28 51 27 5 n/a n/a 0 448
1996 337 28 51 27 5 n/a n/a 0 448
1997 324 45 44 27 2 n/a n/a 0 442
1998 348 44 47 34 5 n/a n/a 0 478
1999 486 62 63 39 8 n/a n/a 0 658
2000 444 56 73 51 5 n/a n/a 0 629
2001 451 47 57 49 1 n/a n/a 0 605
2002 402 59 72 45 3 n/a n/a 0 581
2003 402 59 72 45 3 n/a n/a 0 581
2004 360 61 67 61 3 n/a n/a 0 552
2005 293 61 67 52 7 n/a n/a 0 480
2006 292 70 64 46 13 n/a n/a 0 485
2007 303 52 60 62 9 n/a n/a 8 494
2008 316 57 67 56 9 n/a n/a 11 516
2009 290 41 61 40 8 n/a n/a 40 480
2010 355 45 72 51 10 n/a n/a 58 591
2011 350 33 39 60 10 21 39 0 552
2012 320 22 33 67 11 12 49 0 514
2013 302 32 24 88 10 7 52 0 515
2014 304 29 22 81 6 7 66 0 515
2015 254 19 27 84 3 7 67 0 461
2016 307 21 31 110 3 6 78 0 556
2017 305 23 34 115 0 7 84 0 568
2018 220 13 22 82 0 3 61 0 401
2019 216 17 15 74 0 2 54 0 378
2020 213 19 23 88 1 5 58 0 407
2021 186 18 18 76 2 6 55 2 363
2022 187 11 22 83 1 4 62 0 370
2023 187 17 28 80 1 5 51 0 369

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 Oak Harbor Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 589 26.0 22.6 0
1989 626 30.0 20.8 n/a
1990 464 22.0 21.0 0
1991 509 24.0 21.2 n/a
1992 387 25.6 15.1 n/a
1993 417 26.5 15.7 n/a
1994 447 26.7 16.7 n/a
1995 448 25.0 17.9 n/a
1996 448 25.0 17.9 n/a
1997 442 26.4 16.7 n/a
1998 478 26.0 18.4 n/a
1999 658 31.0 21.2 n/a
2000 629 31.0 20.3 n/a
2001 605 28.2 21.5 n/a
2002 581 31.7 18.3 33.9
2003 581 31.7 18.3 33.9
2004 552 28.0 19.7 38
2005 480 27.6 17.4 38.8
2006 485 25.0 19.4 43.1
2007 494 26.0 19.0 39.1
2008 516 26.5 19.5 42
2009 480 26.5 18.1 44.3
2010 591 29.7 19.8 52.9
2011 552 25.9 21.2 44.9
2012 514 25.5 20.1 45.1
2013 515 28.3 18.1 42.7
2014 515 n/a n/a 44.1
2015 461 31.0 14.8 47.1
2016 556 31.0 17.9 43.7
2017 568 32.0 17.7 37
2018 401 26.2 15.2 34.4
2019 378 25.9 14.5 40.5
2020 407 29.2 13.9 38.8
2021 363 26.2 13.8 36.1
2022 370 30.7 12.0 38.4
2023 369 28.9 12.7 45.5

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 Oak Harbor Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 589 26.0 22.6 0
1989 626 30.0 20.8 n/a
1990 464 22.0 21.0 0
1991 509 24.0 21.2 n/a
1992 387 25.6 15.1 n/a
1993 417 26.5 15.7 n/a
1994 447 26.7 16.7 n/a
1995 448 25.0 17.9 n/a
1996 448 25.0 17.9 n/a
1997 442 26.4 16.7 n/a
1998 478 26.0 18.4 n/a
1999 658 31.0 21.2 n/a
2000 629 31.0 20.3 n/a
2001 605 28.2 21.5 n/a
2002 581 31.7 18.3 33.9
2003 581 31.7 18.3 33.9
2004 552 28.0 19.7 38
2005 480 27.6 17.4 38.8
2006 485 25.0 19.4 43.1
2007 494 26.0 19.0 39.1
2008 516 26.5 19.5 42
2009 480 26.5 18.1 44.3
2010 591 29.7 19.8 52.9
2011 552 25.9 21.2 44.9
2012 514 25.5 20.1 45.1
2013 515 28.3 18.1 42.7
2014 515 n/a n/a 44.1
2015 461 31.0 14.8 47.1
2016 556 31.0 17.9 43.7
2017 568 32.0 17.7 37
2018 401 26.2 15.2 34.4
2019 378 25.9 14.5 40.5
2020 407 29.2 13.9 38.8
2021 363 26.2 13.8 36.1
2022 370 30.7 12.0 38.4
2023 369 28.9 12.7 45.5

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

Oak Harbor Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussisMeaslesMumpsRubellaTetanus
201696.6%0.0%0.5%1.0%97.6%97.1%98.0%97.6%97.6%97.1%
201790.3%0.5%2.2%3.2%3.8%94.6%93.5%96.2%94.1%95.7%93.5%
201897.7%0.0%0.0%1.1%1.1%97.7%98.9%97.7%98.9%98.9%98.9%
201994.9%0.0%0.0%1.3%3.8%94.9%94.9%96.2%94.9%96.2%94.9%
202096.0%0.0%1.0%2.0%0.0%99.0%97.0%99.0%98.0%97.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%
202197.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.1%98.6%100.0%98.6%98.6%98.6%98.6%98.6%98.6%
202291.7%1.2%0.0%2.4%0.0%95.2%95.2%97.6%95.2%95.2%95.2%95.2%95.2%95.2%
202395.8%0.0%0.0%1.4%1.4%97.2%97.2%98.6%95.8%97.2%98.6%98.6%98.6%97.2%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

Oak Harbor Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201996.6%0.0%0.5%2.9%97.6%97.6%97.4%97.6%97.6%97.4%

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $505 (3.0%) $16,501 (97.0%) $17,006
2020 $463 (3.4%) $13,317 (96.6%) $13,779
2021 $560 (2.9%) $18,954 (97.1%) $19,514
2022 $2,830 (12.7%) $19,375 (87.3%) $22,205

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Oak Harbor Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 534th of 1130 Elementary schoolsRanks 157th of 1169 Elementary schools
 33.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Oak Harbor Elementary)56.972.4
 15.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Oak Harbor School District)55.156.1
 1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.348.9
 7.4%
3rd Grade Math (Oak Harbor Elementary)55.670.1
 14.6%
   3rd Grade Math (Oak Harbor School District)55.758
 2.3%
   3rd Grade Math (Washington)5951.6
 7.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Oak Harbor Elementary)60.372.1
 11.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Oak Harbor School District)63.662.1
 1.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)57.750.1
 7.6%
4th Grade Math (Oak Harbor Elementary)56.563.2
 6.8%
   4th Grade Math (Oak Harbor School District)59.457.1
 2.3%
   4th Grade Math (Washington)54.949.4
 5.5%
All Grades English Language Arts (Oak Harbor Elementary)58.572.3
 13.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Oak Harbor School District)60.957.8
 3.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Oak Harbor Elementary)5667.1
 11.1%
   All Grades Math (Oak Harbor School District)49.142.5
 6.7%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students378369
 2.4%
African American1717
American Indian01
Asian1528
 86.7%
Hispanic7480
 8.1%
Pacific Islander25
 150%
White216187
 13.4%
Two or More Races5451
 5.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients40.5%45.5%
 5.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Oak Harbor Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 369 students attended Oak Harbor Elementary.

Oak Harbor Elementary ranks 157th of 1169 Washington elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Oak Harbor Elementary are 51% White, 22% Hispanic, 14% Two or more races, 8% Asian, 5% African American, 1% Pacific Islander.

Students who attend Oak Harbor Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : North Whidbey Middle School
Middle : Oak Harbor Intermediate School
High : Oak Harbor High School


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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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