Cascadia Elementary

Public, Magnet K-5

 1700 N 90th Street
       Seattle, WA  98115

 (206) 252-5914

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District: Seattle Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
1st of 1,126 Washington Elementary Schools

Student/teacher ratio:  19.8
Number of students:  511

Racial breakdown:

Two or more races:

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  2.5%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Cascadia Elementary ranked better than 99.9% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranked first among 70 ranked elementary schools in the Seattle Public Schools District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.09. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Cascadia Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (65.2%), two or more races (16.6%), Asian (12.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 2.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cascadia Elementary is 19.8. 71 elementary schools in the Seattle Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Cascadia Elementary employs 25.7 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Cascadia Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Cascadia Elementary 1st of 1126 Washington public elementary schools. (See Cascadia Elementary in the ranking list.)

Seattle Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Seattle Public Schools 65th of 244 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Cascadia Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 98.17 2nd 1067 99.8%
2016 97.63 4th 1053 99.6%
2017 98.65 1st 1056 99.9%
2018 98.65 1st 1054 99.9%
2019 99.09 1st 1126 99.9%

Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings:

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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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by a parent
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Open Quote I have many more lovely & detailed things to say about this school, but my # of words here are limited! This is my daughter’s first year at Cascadia (currently 2nd grade) and so far, the school, staff/faculty, and PTA have exceeded our expectations! Like many parents, my husband and I were very cautious when first considering transferring our daughter from her assigned elementary school to HCC at Cascadia.

Prior to enrollment, we attended one of Cascadia’s Prospective Parent Nights – attending this gave us a great opportunity to tour the school and pick the brains of current Cascadia parents. My husband and I knew after that night that our daughter had to at least try out Cascadia for a year. If the school and program didn’t work out for her, we reasoned she could always return to her assigned school.

Cascadia has been very welcoming. Because so many kids transfer there each Fall, the school has a great, well thought out transition process. There’s a Welcome Night/Open House for new families and students every Spring, and then multiple neighborhood and grade-specific playdates are held over the summer so that new and old students and their families can get to know each other. Outside of school hours, there have been several grade-specific events for students and their families. Lastly, the PTA funds seasonal parties and monthly movie nights open to all students and their families.

Last year, our daughter, according to her, started to “hate school.” She was unchallenged, bored, and had lost interest in learning. Switching our daughter to Cascadia has reignited her passion for learning. She’s surrounded by kids who share her same motivation and drive, and together they push each other in a healthy and positive way to reach beyond the learning norm. If a child needs more help or support, Cascadia has had the resources to supply that. This year the class size has been decent at 20 kids per 2nd grade classroom (size can fluctuate depending on enrollment.) Cascadia has made learning fun – my child is not taking endless tests or given required homework (I believe homework assignments start in 3rd grade.) She’s encouraged to read what inspires her. This year the PTA has funded rights to Splash Math and Typing Agent. My daughter then has the option of logging into these programs outside of school, which she does willingly almost every evening!

In a few words, I describe the school and its PTA as organized and logical. The PTA is comprised of parents who come from multiple elementary schools this has led the PTA to streamline how it runs. I’m often impressed in the little things the PTA or school does and then I think, “why didn’t the last school/PTA think of that?” There is no year-round fundraising craziness, just a yearly direct drive that raises the majority of funds. Other funding is raised via a of donations earned from stores like Fred Meyer and, and school spirit-wear orders (placed twice a year online.)

The one downside that affects this school AND ALL OTHER Seattle public schools, is the transportation department! Unfortunately, the busses are run by a privatized company called First Student, and because the company is usually short on drivers and has a high turnover, most bus routes in the morning are unreliable. However, we personally have experienced 100 reliability in the afternoons. The parent morning drop-off system for Cascadia runs smoothly and efficiently though.

Upon parent request, all SPS elementary students may be assigned up to two different existing school bus routes. Our daughter takes the bus home some days and other days she takes another bus to her previous school’s Boys & Girls Club, which allows our daughter to play at her old school and stay in touch with all her old friends.

We are relieved and thankful for the decision we made in switching our daughter to Cascadia. Success in the classroom always depends on the cohort and teacher, however we are confident that while our daughter attends this school, she will receive the education and socialization she needs. Close Quote

Enrollment information for Cascadia Elementary

Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2013 386 1 72 16 0 0 49 0 524
2014 449 2 72 11 0 0 54 0 588
2015 506 2 86 15 0 0 77 0 686
2016 529 2 102 19 0 1 101 0 754
2017 516 4 97 22 0 1 114 0 754
2018 373 3 52 15 0 1 81 0 525
2019 333 6 63 23 0 1 85 0 511

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 Cascadia Elementary

Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 524 23.5 22.2 0.6
2014 588 n/a n/a 1.7
2015 686 38.0 18.0 3.8
2016 754 35.0 21.5 3.7
2017 754 36.2 20.8 3.8
2018 525 26.1 20.0 3.8
2019 511 25.7 19.8 2.5

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Cascadia Elementary

Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 524 23.5 22.2 0.6
2014 588 n/a n/a 1.7
2015 686 38.0 18.0 3.8
2016 754 35.0 21.5 3.7
2017 754 36.2 20.8 3.8
2018 525 26.1 20.0 3.8
2019 511 25.7 19.8 2.5

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.

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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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