Tukwila Elementary

Summary:

Tukwila Elementary is a public elementary school serving grades PK-5 in the Tukwila School District. The school has a diverse student population, with a higher percentage of Hispanic, Asian, and African American students compared to nearby schools.

Academically, Tukwila Elementary has struggled, ranking in the bottom half of Washington elementary schools in recent years and receiving a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger. Only 40% of students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, and just 34.31% were proficient in math, both significantly lower than state averages. The school also has a high percentage of students from low-income families, with 73.78% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. Compared to nearby schools like Cascade View Elementary and Thorndyke Elementary, Tukwila Elementary's academic performance is generally lower.

Tukwila Elementary's challenges include significant racial achievement gaps, with African American and Asian students performing well below their peers in English Language Arts. The school's performance has also declined over time, dropping from 552 out of 1,106 Washington elementary schools in 2012-2013 to 813 out of 1,169 in 2022-2023. Despite relatively high per-student spending and a low student-teacher ratio, these factors have not translated into improved academic outcomes for the school.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 5939 S 149th St
       Tukwila, WA  98168


(206) 901-7500

District: Tukwila School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
813th of 1,169 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $24,210 Help


Students who attend Tukwila Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Showalter Middle School
High:    Foster Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.4 Help
Number of students:  450

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
32.7%
Asian:
22.9%
African American:
15.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  73.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Tukwila Elementary ranks worse than 69.5% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks first among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Tukwila School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 31.07. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Tukwila Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (32.7%), Asian (22.9%), African American (15.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 73.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Tukwila School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Tukwila Elementary is 14.4, which is the lowest among 3 elementary schools in the Tukwila School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Tukwila Elementary is $24,210, which is the lowest among 3 elementary schools in the Tukwila School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Tukwila Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Tukwila Elementary 813th of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See Tukwila Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Tukwila School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Tukwila School District 238th of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Tukwila Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Tukwila Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 24.61 834th 1026 18.7%
2005 42.98 631st 1031 38.8%
2006 32.07 771st 1051 26.6%
2007 39.75 695th 1069 35.0%
2008 46.69 607th 1067 43.1%
2009 41.49 677th 1072 36.8%
2010 34.08 780th 1088 28.3%
2011 48.36 592nd 1092 45.8%
2012 47.35 618th 1097 43.7%
2013 53.36 552nd 1106 50.1%
2015 41.98 637th 1067 40.3%
2016 30.19 761st 1053 27.7%
2017 30.43 769th 1056 27.2%
2018 32.18 736th 1054 30.2%
2019 42.96 662nd 1130 41.4%
2021 29.88 762nd 1107 31.2%
2022 28.38 844th 1169 27.8%
2023 31.07 813th 1169 30.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Tukwila Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 43.95 190th 303 37.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Tukwila Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.40 24th 333 92.8%
2019 73.62 19th 248 92.3%
2021 36.50 21st 32 34.4%
2022 59.02 46th 213 78.4%
2023 44.25 118th 254 53.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Tukwila Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.71 463rd 835 44.6%
2019 57.16 412th 979 57.9%
2021 36.83 551st 854 35.5%
2022 32.32 739th 1019 27.5%
2023 37.44 657th 1013 35.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Tukwila Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.42 667th 1004 33.6%
2019 44.38 631st 1068 40.9%
2021 25.65 759th 1008 24.7%
2022 25.09 857th 1100 22.1%
2023 26.05 840th 1094 23.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Tukwila Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.09 724th 999 27.5%
2019 42.76 632nd 1075 41.2%
2021 33.54 660th 1025 35.6%
2022 32.04 755th 1113 32.2%
2023 36.62 686th 1099 37.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Tukwila Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.44 104th 169 38.5%
2019 56.43 89th 201 55.7%
2021 32.53 94th 131 28.2%
2022 21.80 154th 187 17.6%
2023 21.11 142nd 170 16.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Tukwila Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.36 76th 107 29.0%
2019 48.81 46th 110 58.2%
2021 34.21 34th 47 27.7%
2022 35.86 68th 108 37.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Tukwila Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.65 301st 540 44.3%
2019 47.71 360th 697 48.4%
2021 16.84 465th 501 7.2%
2022 43.34 364th 694 47.6%
2023 38.51 403rd 633 36.3%
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Rank History for White students at Tukwila Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 49.66 544th 1027 47.0%
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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 Tukwila Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 240 22 51 10 5 n/a n/a 0 328
1989 197 25 51 8 4 n/a n/a 0 285
1990 213 27 58 11 4 n/a n/a 0 313
1991 221 24 62 14 11 n/a n/a 0 332
1992 226 28 52 17 13 n/a n/a 0 336
1993 213 45 61 21 11 n/a n/a 0 351
1994 216 52 59 25 8 n/a n/a 0 360
1995 193 66 53 26 8 n/a n/a 0 346
1996 193 66 53 26 8 n/a n/a 0 346
1997 202 73 38 22 8 n/a n/a 0 343
1998 209 69 42 23 7 n/a n/a 0 350
1999 209 81 48 32 8 n/a n/a 0 378
2000 166 75 35 34 4 n/a n/a 0 314
2001 176 66 63 68 4 n/a n/a 0 377
2002 173 68 96 86 5 n/a n/a 0 428
2003 173 68 96 86 5 n/a n/a 0 428
2004 169 77 135 89 2 n/a n/a 0 472
2005 160 77 148 89 4 n/a n/a 0 478
2006 142 79 151 91 6 n/a n/a 6 475
2007 140 81 144 76 7 n/a n/a 18 466
2008 105 86 140 90 4 n/a n/a 30 455
2009 107 85 129 108 4 n/a n/a 44 477
2010 101 93 141 114 4 n/a n/a 71 524
2011 96 89 111 164 2 23 60 0 545
2012 102 92 131 140 3 15 56 0 539
2013 88 96 124 139 2 14 53 0 516
2014 81 102 127 152 1 15 52 0 530
2015 86 106 120 149 2 12 74 0 549
2016 85 104 120 170 1 13 67 0 560
2017 70 106 127 142 2 16 71 0 534
2018 62 121 117 157 3 13 69 0 542
2019 75 120 122 141 4 14 62 0 538
2020 73 116 129 132 4 16 60 0 530
2021 66 103 109 133 6 14 47 0 478
2022 60 64 86 131 3 13 47 2 406
2023 64 68 103 147 5 12 45 6 450

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 Tukwila Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 328 15.0 21.8 0
1989 285 14.0 20.3 n/a
1990 313 13.5 23.1 0
1991 332 15.5 21.4 n/a
1992 336 15.2 22.1 n/a
1993 351 16.0 21.9 n/a
1994 360 14.6 24.7 n/a
1995 346 14.6 23.7 n/a
1996 346 14.6 23.7 n/a
1997 343 17.8 19.3 n/a
1998 350 19.1 18.3 n/a
1999 378 20.5 18.4 n/a
2000 314 21.8 14.4 n/a
2001 377 22.7 16.6 n/a
2002 428 23.8 18.0 61
2003 428 23.8 18.0 61
2004 472 26.0 18.2 64.4
2005 478 25.5 18.7 62.8
2006 475 27.5 17.3 60.1
2007 466 28.6 16.3 54
2008 455 28.2 16.1 62.1
2009 477 28.2 16.9 70.2
2010 524 26.4 19.8 83.4
2011 545 29.4 18.4 72.1
2012 539 27.5 19.5 73.5
2013 516 27.5 18.7 75
2014 530 n/a n/a 75.8
2015 549 34.0 16.1 74.7
2016 560 32.0 17.5 68.4
2017 534 33.6 15.8 66.3
2018 542 31.5 17.1 65.9
2019 538 29.6 18.1 63.9
2020 530 34.2 15.4 61.5
2021 478 31.9 14.9 64.2
2022 406 31.1 13.0 67
2023 450 31.2 14.4 73.8

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 Tukwila Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 328 15.0 21.8 0
1989 285 14.0 20.3 n/a
1990 313 13.5 23.1 0
1991 332 15.5 21.4 n/a
1992 336 15.2 22.1 n/a
1993 351 16.0 21.9 n/a
1994 360 14.6 24.7 n/a
1995 346 14.6 23.7 n/a
1996 346 14.6 23.7 n/a
1997 343 17.8 19.3 n/a
1998 350 19.1 18.3 n/a
1999 378 20.5 18.4 n/a
2000 314 21.8 14.4 n/a
2001 377 22.7 16.6 n/a
2002 428 23.8 18.0 61
2003 428 23.8 18.0 61
2004 472 26.0 18.2 64.4
2005 478 25.5 18.7 62.8
2006 475 27.5 17.3 60.1
2007 466 28.6 16.3 54
2008 455 28.2 16.1 62.1
2009 477 28.2 16.9 70.2
2010 524 26.4 19.8 83.4
2011 545 29.4 18.4 72.1
2012 539 27.5 19.5 73.5
2013 516 27.5 18.7 75
2014 530 n/a n/a 75.8
2015 549 34.0 16.1 74.7
2016 560 32.0 17.5 68.4
2017 534 33.6 15.8 66.3
2018 542 31.5 17.1 65.9
2019 538 29.6 18.1 63.9
2020 530 34.2 15.4 61.5
2021 478 31.9 14.9 64.2
2022 406 31.1 13.0 67
2023 450 31.2 14.4 73.8

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

Tukwila Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussisMeaslesMumpsRubellaTetanus
201688.9%0.0%0.0%5.1%92.9%89.9%97.0%90.9%93.9%89.9%
201788.9%0.0%0.0%5.1%1.0%92.9%89.9%97.0%90.9%93.9%89.9%
201887.8%0.0%0.0%1.4%5.4%89.2%90.5%91.9%89.2%87.8%90.5%
201987.8%0.0%0.0%1.4%5.4%89.2%90.5%91.9%89.2%87.8%90.5%
202090.2%0.0%0.0%1.1%1.1%94.6%94.6%94.6%92.4%94.6%94.6%94.6%94.6%94.6%
202183.9%1.8%0.0%0.0%1.8%89.3%89.3%92.9%89.3%89.3%92.9%94.6%94.6%89.3%
202280.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%86.3%86.3%94.5%84.9%86.3%84.9%84.9%84.9%86.3%
202382.8%1.7%0.0%8.6%1.7%86.2%87.9%94.8%87.9%87.9%93.1%93.1%93.1%87.9%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

Tukwila Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201993.1%0.6%0.2%2.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%97.8%98.0%

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $919 (6.1%) $14,219 (93.9%) $15,138
2020 $370 (3.3%) $10,961 (96.7%) $11,331
2021 $1,047 (5.6%) $17,770 (94.4%) $18,817
2022 $2,438 (10.1%) $21,772 (89.9%) $24,210

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Tukwila Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 662nd of 1130 Elementary schoolsRanks 813th of 1169 Elementary schools
 11%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Tukwila Elementary)55.535.1
 20.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Tukwila School District)40.626.2
 14.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.348.9
 7.4%
3rd Grade Math (Tukwila Elementary)54.939.5
 15.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Tukwila School District)4431.9
 12.2%
   3rd Grade Math (Washington)5951.6
 7.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Tukwila Elementary)47.335.4
 11.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Tukwila School District)36.923.8
 13.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)57.750.1
 7.6%
4th Grade Math (Tukwila Elementary)51.629.2
 22.4%
   4th Grade Math (Tukwila School District)39.122.3
 16.8%
   4th Grade Math (Washington)54.949.4
 5.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Tukwila Elementary)59.550.8
 8.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Tukwila School District)45.932.6
 13.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)61.353.8
 7.6%
5th Grade Math (Tukwila Elementary)4333.3
 9.7%
   5th Grade Math (Tukwila School District)28.122.2
 5.9%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)49.142
 7.1%
5th Grade Science (Tukwila Elementary)51.348.4
 2.9%
   5th Grade Science (Tukwila School District)35.627.5
 8.1%
   5th Grade Science (Washington)54.152.3
 1.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Tukwila Elementary)53.940
 13.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Tukwila School District)41.130.9
 10.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Tukwila Elementary)50.434.3
 16.1%
   All Grades Math (Tukwila School District)31.720.5
 11.2%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Tukwila Elementary)51.348.4
 2.9%
   All Grades Science (Tukwila School District)35.522.8
 12.7%
   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 Students538450
 16.4%
African American12068
 43.3%
American Indian45
 25%
Asian122103
 15.6%
Hispanic141147
 4.3%
Pacific Islander1412
 14.3%
White7564
 14.7%
Two or More Races6245
 27.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients63.9%73.8%
 9.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Tukwila Elementary

Students at Tukwila Elementary are 33% Hispanic, 23% Asian, 15% African American, 14% White, 10% Two or more races, 3% Pacific Islander, 1% Not Specified, 1% American Indian.

Tukwila Elementary ranks 813th of 1169 Washington elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 450 students attended Tukwila Elementary.

Students who attend Tukwila Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Showalter Middle School
High : Foster Senior 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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