Emerald Ridge High School

Summary:

Emerald Ridge High School is a public high school serving grades 10-12 in Puyallup, Washington, with a student population of 1,537 as of the 2022-2023 school year. The school is part of the Puyallup School District, which is ranked 93 out of 249 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Emerald Ridge High School stands out for its diverse student population, with 51.27% White, 7.74% African American, 18.74% Hispanic, 5.92% Asian, and 11.78% two or more races. This diversity is higher than nearby Puyallup High School and Gov John Rogers High School, which have larger White student populations. Academically, Emerald Ridge High School consistently performs well, ranking in the top 25-30% of Washington high schools with 73.84% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 33.06% proficient or better in Math, outperforming the district and state averages.

Emerald Ridge High School also maintains a strong four-year graduation rate, ranging from 87.1% to 92.2% over the past five years, higher than the nearby Puyallup High School (88.5%) and Gov John Rogers High School (91.9%). Additionally, the school has a relatively lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 33.8% to 37.35% over the past three years, compared to the nearby schools. Overall, Emerald Ridge High School appears to be a strong-performing school within the Puyallup School District, effectively supporting student learning and achievement while maintaining a diverse student population.


Detail:

Public 10-12

 12405 184th St E
       Puyallup, WA  98374-9135


(253) 435-6300

District: Puyallup School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
163rd of 442 Washington High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,946 Help


Feeder schools for Emerald Ridge High School:

Elementary:    G W Edgerton Elementary
    Pope Elementary
    Ridgecrest Elementary
    Sunrise Elementary
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Middle:    Ferrucci Junior High
    Glacier View Junior High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.9 Help
Number of students:  1,537

Racial breakdown:

White:
51.3%
Hispanic:
18.7%
Two or more races:
11.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  37.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Emerald Ridge High School ranks better than 63.1% of high schools in Washington. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked high schools in the Puyallup School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 59.65. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Emerald Ridge High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (51.3%), Hispanic (18.7%), two or more races (11.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 37.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Puyallup School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Emerald Ridge High School is 23.9. 2 high schools in the Puyallup School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Emerald Ridge High School is $15,946. 3 high schools in the Puyallup School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Emerald Ridge High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Emerald Ridge High School 163rd of 442 Washington public high schools. (See Emerald Ridge High School in the ranking list.)

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Puyallup School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Puyallup School District 93rd of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Emerald Ridge High School

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Rank History for all students at Emerald Ridge High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 71.00 98th 390 74.9%
2005 69.94 114th 394 71.1%
2006 71.56 99th 395 74.9%
2007 76.06 80th 399 79.9%
2008 76.19 76th 396 80.8%
2009 77.84 70th 402 82.6%
2010 75.94 81st 423 80.9%
2011 63.23 120th 440 72.7%
2012 64.57 127th 450 71.8%
2013 67.50 124th 454 72.7%
2015 41.91 200th 341 41.3%
2016 55.42 152nd 306 50.3%
2017 60.95 132nd 301 56.1%
2018 47.34 199th 315 36.8%
2019 50.81 204th 417 51.1%
2021 69.83 103rd 455 77.4%
2022 69.74 118th 434 72.8%
2023 59.65 163rd 442 63.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Emerald Ridge High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.75 58th 91 36.3%
2019 26.52 132nd 163 19.0%
2021 67.96 45th 195 76.9%
2022 68.89 50th 179 72.1%
2023 51.50 75th 166 54.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Emerald Ridge High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 45.91 33rd 69 52.2%
2022 26.69 50th 70 28.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Emerald Ridge High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 38.71 79th 128 38.3%
2022 46.33 61st 130 53.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Emerald Ridge High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.47 152nd 227 33.0%
2019 50.96 162nd 344 52.9%
2021 79.49 39th 392 90.1%
2022 73.47 73rd 370 80.3%
2023 62.65 109th 362 69.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Emerald Ridge High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.77 165th 243 32.1%
2019 49.38 190th 358 46.9%
2021 69.08 92nd 390 76.4%
2022 69.83 94th 368 74.5%
2023 57.43 146th 357 59.1%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Emerald Ridge High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 59.26 10th 31 67.7%
2021 33.30 38th 47 19.1%
2022 58.81 15th 38 60.5%
2023 59.88 10th 31 67.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Emerald Ridge High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.07 159th 254 37.4%
2019 50.19 175th 355 50.7%
2021 66.94 103rd 395 73.9%
2022 64.85 116th 363 68.0%
2023 57.21 145th 358 59.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Emerald Ridge High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 30.45 92nd 121 24.0%
2021 34.71 92nd 136 32.4%
2022 53.81 60th 124 51.6%
2023 38.38 72nd 118 39.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Emerald Ridge High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.99 11th 54 79.6%
2021 69.92 24th 111 78.4%
2022 58.07 34th 89 61.8%
2023 49.38 43rd 78 44.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Emerald Ridge High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.72 109th 156 30.1%
2019 51.05 110th 241 54.4%
2021 67.72 63rd 278 77.3%
2022 51.56 112th 261 57.1%
2023 56.87 89th 249 64.3%
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Rank History for Pacific Islander students at Emerald Ridge High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 76.80 6th 33 81.8%
2022 72.59 2nd 17 88.2%
2023 86.12 1st 9 88.9%
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Rank History for White students at Emerald Ridge High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.56 162nd 222 27.0%
2019 52.17 175th 382 54.2%
2021 63.70 122nd 413 70.5%
2022 69.38 113th 390 71.0%
2023 57.17 151st 379 60.2%
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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 Emerald Ridge High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 929 27 64 42 14 n/a n/a 0 1076
2002 1181 51 94 62 19 n/a n/a 0 1407
2003 1181 51 94 62 19 n/a n/a 0 1407
2004 1165 77 83 65 19 n/a n/a 0 1409
2005 1193 75 85 72 27 n/a n/a 2 1454
2006 1259 78 94 83 22 n/a n/a 7 1543
2007 1185 64 93 95 17 n/a n/a 23 1477
2008 1158 65 106 113 21 n/a n/a 53 1516
2009 1178 73 112 106 22 n/a n/a 88 1579
2010 1144 192 105 119 17 n/a n/a 6 1583
2011 1121 119 74 160 17 15 95 0 1601
2012 1031 61 72 180 13 18 161 0 1536
2013 1087 63 80 184 14 23 164 0 1615
2014 1036 57 73 183 9 21 149 0 1528
2015 1043 58 75 201 15 23 170 0 1585
2016 972 66 67 200 12 16 180 0 1513
2017 995 67 68 202 17 18 196 0 1563
2018 954 74 57 218 13 22 185 0 1523
2019 911 62 65 251 17 18 192 0 1516
2020 824 78 76 229 9 24 176 1 1417
2021 812 83 79 256 10 21 170 1 1432
2022 760 105 87 254 14 34 175 4 1433
2023 788 119 91 288 21 39 181 10 1537

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 Emerald Ridge High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 1076 0.0 0.0 n/a
2002 1407 0.0 n/a 11.7
2003 1407 0.0 n/a 11.7
2004 1409 0.0 n/a 13.8
2005 1454 n/a n/a 12.7
2006 1543 0.0 n/a 11.9
2007 1477 0.0 n/a 12.9
2008 1516 n/a n/a 14.5
2009 1579 n/a n/a 16.4
2010 1583 n/a n/a 19.3
2011 1601 n/a n/a 21.2
2012 1536 n/a n/a 23
2013 1615 69.3 23.2 27.4
2014 1528 n/a n/a 25.9
2015 1585 65.0 24.3 24.5
2016 1513 64.0 23.6 25.2
2017 1563 63.7 24.5 23.3
2018 1523 63.0 24.1 26.4
2019 1516 64.8 23.3 29.7
2020 1417 60.1 23.5 31
2021 1432 57.6 24.8 33.8
2022 1433 62.0 23.1 35.5
2023 1537 64.1 23.9 37.3

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 Emerald Ridge High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 1076 0.0 0.0 n/a
2002 1407 0.0 n/a 11.7
2003 1407 0.0 n/a 11.7
2004 1409 0.0 n/a 13.8
2005 1454 n/a n/a 12.7
2006 1543 0.0 n/a 11.9
2007 1477 0.0 n/a 12.9
2008 1516 n/a n/a 14.5
2009 1579 n/a n/a 16.4
2010 1583 n/a n/a 19.3
2011 1601 n/a n/a 21.2
2012 1536 n/a n/a 23
2013 1615 69.3 23.2 27.4
2014 1528 n/a n/a 25.9
2015 1585 65.0 24.3 24.5
2016 1513 64.0 23.6 25.2
2017 1563 63.7 24.5 23.3
2018 1523 63.0 24.1 26.4
2019 1516 64.8 23.3 29.7
2020 1417 60.1 23.5 31
2021 1432 57.6 24.8 33.8
2022 1433 62.0 23.1 35.5
2023 1537 64.1 23.9 37.3

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

Emerald Ridge High School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201994.7%0.1%1.2%3.3%98.3%98.1%98.0%96.5%98.3%97.3%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Emerald Ridge High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $410 (3.2%) $12,443 (96.8%) $12,853
2020 $462 (4.9%) $8,947 (95.1%) $9,409
2021 $480 (3.5%) $13,429 (96.5%) $13,909
2022 $1,059 (6.6%) $14,887 (93.4%) $15,946

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Emerald Ridge High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 204th of 417 High schoolsRanks 163rd of 442 High schools
 12%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Emerald Ridge High School)83.473.8
 9.5%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Puyallup School District)80.171.1
 9%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)72.865.9
 6.9%
10th Grade Math (Emerald Ridge High School)3933.1
 5.9%
   10th Grade Math (Puyallup School District)42.531.6
 10.9%
   10th Grade Math (Washington)42.433.3
 9.1%
11th Grade Science (Emerald Ridge High School)35.149.1
 14%
   11th Grade Science (Puyallup School District)44.956.2
 11.4%
   11th Grade Science (Washington)5050.5
 0.5%
All Grades English Language Arts (Emerald Ridge High School)83.473.8
 9.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Puyallup School District)65.854.5
 11.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Emerald Ridge High School)3933.1
 5.9%
   All Grades Math (Puyallup School District)52.441.9
 10.6%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Emerald Ridge High School)35.149.1
 14%
   All Grades Science (Puyallup School District)54.148.8
 5.3%
   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 Students15161537
 1.4%
African American62119
 91.9%
American Indian1721
 23.5%
Asian6591
 40%
Hispanic251288
 14.7%
Pacific Islander1839
 116.7%
White911788
 13.5%
Two or More Races192181
 5.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients29.7%37.3%
 7.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Emerald Ridge High School

Emerald Ridge High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : G W Edgerton Elementary
Elementary : Pope Elementary
Elementary : Ridgecrest Elementary
Elementary : Sunrise Elementary
Elementary : Warren Hunt Elementary
Elementary : Wildwood Elementary
Middle : Ferrucci Junior High
Middle : Glacier View Junior High

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,537 students attended Emerald Ridge High School.

Students at Emerald Ridge High School are 51% White, 19% Hispanic, 12% Two or more races, 8% African American, 6% Asian, 3% Pacific Islander, 1% American Indian.

Emerald Ridge High School ranks 163rd of 442 Washington high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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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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