Holmes Elementary

Summary:

Holmes Elementary is a public elementary school in Spokane, Washington, serving grades PK-5 with a total enrollment of 366 students. The school faces significant challenges, underperforming compared to the Spokane School District and the state of Washington in academic achievement.

While Holmes Elementary has a more diverse student population, with 60.38% White, 4.92% African American, 15.3% Hispanic, and other racial groups represented, it also has a high percentage of students from low-income families, with 86.34% receiving free or reduced-price lunch. This socioeconomic factor may be contributing to the school's consistently low performance, with only 29.58% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 29.29% in math, compared to the district and state averages. In contrast, Finch Elementary, located just 1.54 miles away, had significantly higher proficiency rates of 54.59% in English Language Arts and 49.73% in math.

Adding to the challenges, Holmes Elementary has seen a decline in enrollment, dropping from 366 students in the 2022-2023 school year to 298 students in the 2021-2022 school year, a decrease of over 18%. The school has consistently ranked in the bottom 20% of Washington elementary schools, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger, indicating that significant improvements are needed to provide a quality education for the students of Holmes Elementary.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 2600 W Sharp Ave
       Spokane, WA  99201-2996


(509) 354-2990

District: Spokane School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1000th of 1,169 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,404 Help


Students who attend Holmes Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Denny Yasuhara Middle School
High:    North Central High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.7 Help
Number of students:  366

Racial breakdown:

White:
60.4%
Hispanic:
15.3%
Two or more races:
12.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  86.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Holmes Elementary ranks worse than 85.5% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks 28th among 36 ranked elementary schools in the Spokane School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.21. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Holmes Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (60.4%), Hispanic (15.3%), two or more races (12.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 86.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Holmes Elementary is 11.7, which is the 16th best among 36 elementary schools in the Spokane School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Holmes Elementary is $21,404, which is the 4th highest among 36 elementary schools in the Spokane School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Holmes Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Holmes Elementary 1000th of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See Holmes Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Low Socio Economic Status students:
Female students:
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White students:


Spokane School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Spokane School District 131st of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Holmes Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Holmes Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 5.33 1003rd 1026 2.2%
2005 27.16 807th 1031 21.7%
2006 22.45 884th 1051 15.9%
2007 25.17 860th 1069 19.6%
2008 28.16 834th 1067 21.8%
2009 21.94 894th 1072 16.6%
2010 10.04 1035th 1088 4.9%
2011 12.30 1019th 1092 6.7%
2012 15.66 991st 1097 9.7%
2013 5.34 1086th 1106 1.8%
2015 19.46 910th 1067 14.7%
2016 13.54 949th 1053 9.9%
2017 10.84 987th 1056 6.5%
2018 10.56 987th 1054 6.4%
2019 14.02 1007th 1130 10.9%
2021 17.07 931st 1107 15.9%
2022 26.44 872nd 1169 25.4%
2023 18.21 1000th 1169 14.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Holmes Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 4.32 211th 212 0.5%
2019 5.68 297th 303 2.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Holmes Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.64 606th 637 4.9%
2019 17.26 542nd 566 4.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Holmes Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 24.53 822nd 979 16.0%
2021 36.25 555th 854 35.0%
2022 54.14 412th 1019 59.6%
2023 29.59 773rd 1013 23.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Holmes Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.41 860th 1004 14.3%
2019 24.22 864th 1068 19.1%
2021 27.40 738th 1008 26.8%
2022 35.37 713th 1100 35.2%
2023 17.10 946th 1094 13.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Holmes Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 8.15 961st 999 3.8%
2019 8.93 1025th 1075 4.7%
2021 7.67 1004th 1025 2.0%
2022 23.50 872nd 1113 21.7%
2023 21.60 899th 1099 18.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Holmes Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 25.76 562nd 697 19.4%
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Rank History for White students at Holmes Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 9.72 786th 833 5.6%
2019 21.41 871st 1027 15.2%
2021 21.83 776th 943 17.7%
2022 24.34 841st 1031 18.4%
2023 15.17 920th 1011 9.0%
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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 Holmes Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 410 16 11 13 55 n/a n/a 0 505
1989 425 18 10 11 44 n/a n/a 0 508
1990 471 33 9 10 70 n/a n/a 0 593
1991 499 36 14 12 60 n/a n/a 0 621
1992 513 37 18 13 71 n/a n/a 0 652
1993 539 35 18 12 74 n/a n/a 0 678
1994 510 34 23 20 70 n/a n/a 0 657
1995 488 32 24 24 79 n/a n/a 0 647
1996 488 32 24 24 79 n/a n/a 0 647
1997 500 43 15 27 65 n/a n/a 0 650
1998 485 42 24 20 67 n/a n/a 0 638
1999 498 38 18 31 68 n/a n/a 0 653
2000 487 32 15 13 75 n/a n/a 0 622
2001 463 31 14 27 64 n/a n/a 0 599
2002 391 32 9 32 47 n/a n/a 0 511
2003 391 32 9 32 47 n/a n/a 0 511
2004 361 36 10 22 42 n/a n/a 0 471
2005 312 40 3 31 43 n/a n/a 2 431
2006 266 34 1 19 34 n/a n/a 23 377
2007 249 37 3 15 34 n/a n/a 26 364
2008 231 37 5 19 36 n/a n/a 40 368
2009 240 33 4 15 39 n/a n/a 62 393
2010 411 38 9 34 48 n/a n/a 104 644
2011 525 28 6 23 21 3 34 0 640
2012 272 12 3 43 19 1 41 0 391
2013 237 22 2 48 16 5 64 0 394
2014 261 14 3 62 6 5 72 0 423
2015 264 9 5 56 11 3 62 0 410
2016 207 10 5 57 5 7 66 0 357
2017 220 15 6 72 8 12 82 0 415
2018 212 25 5 79 9 10 82 0 422
2019 225 23 3 69 8 5 70 0 403
2020 243 17 3 76 4 10 59 0 412
2021 196 14 4 60 6 13 48 0 341
2022 200 10 3 54 8 9 43 0 327
2023 221 18 5 56 7 12 47 0 366

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 Holmes Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 505 28.0 18.0 0
1989 508 24.0 21.1 n/a
1990 593 26.8 22.1 0
1991 621 28.0 22.1 n/a
1992 652 28.5 22.8 n/a
1993 678 30.5 22.2 n/a
1994 657 31.0 21.2 n/a
1995 647 32.0 20.2 n/a
1996 647 32.0 20.2 n/a
1997 650 29.5 22.0 n/a
1998 638 30.0 21.3 n/a
1999 653 31.5 20.7 n/a
2000 622 31.5 19.7 n/a
2001 599 32.4 18.5 n/a
2002 511 31.9 16.0 87.9
2003 511 31.9 16.0 87.9
2004 471 28.0 16.8 91.7
2005 431 28.0 15.4 89.5
2006 377 26.0 14.5 97.2
2007 364 23.5 15.5 93.8
2008 368 24.3 15.1 104
2009 393 24.3 16.2 105.7
2010 644 27.6 23.2 66.1
2011 640 24.2 26.4 65.2
2012 391 21.6 18.0 83.9
2013 394 24.8 15.8 87.6
2014 423 n/a n/a 87.9
2015 410 33.0 12.4 81.2
2016 357 30.0 11.9 84.3
2017 415 33.0 12.5 82.9
2018 422 38.1 11.0 89.8
2019 403 36.0 11.1 89.1
2020 412 32.2 12.7 87.4
2021 341 26.7 12.7 92.4
2022 327 31.8 10.2 88.4
2023 366 31.0 11.7 86.3

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 Holmes Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 505 28.0 18.0 0
1989 508 24.0 21.1 n/a
1990 593 26.8 22.1 0
1991 621 28.0 22.1 n/a
1992 652 28.5 22.8 n/a
1993 678 30.5 22.2 n/a
1994 657 31.0 21.2 n/a
1995 647 32.0 20.2 n/a
1996 647 32.0 20.2 n/a
1997 650 29.5 22.0 n/a
1998 638 30.0 21.3 n/a
1999 653 31.5 20.7 n/a
2000 622 31.5 19.7 n/a
2001 599 32.4 18.5 n/a
2002 511 31.9 16.0 87.9
2003 511 31.9 16.0 87.9
2004 471 28.0 16.8 91.7
2005 431 28.0 15.4 89.5
2006 377 26.0 14.5 97.2
2007 364 23.5 15.5 93.8
2008 368 24.3 15.1 104
2009 393 24.3 16.2 105.7
2010 644 27.6 23.2 66.1
2011 640 24.2 26.4 65.2
2012 391 21.6 18.0 83.9
2013 394 24.8 15.8 87.6
2014 423 n/a n/a 87.9
2015 410 33.0 12.4 81.2
2016 357 30.0 11.9 84.3
2017 415 33.0 12.5 82.9
2018 422 38.1 11.0 89.8
2019 403 36.0 11.1 89.1
2020 412 32.2 12.7 87.4
2021 341 26.7 12.7 92.4
2022 327 31.8 10.2 88.4
2023 366 31.0 11.7 86.3

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Holmes Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussisMeaslesMumpsRubellaTetanus
201694.4%0.0%1.9%1.9%98.1%94.4%100.0%98.1%98.1%94.4%
201782.7%0.0%2.5%8.6%4.9%84.0%86.4%88.9%88.9%91.4%86.4%
201888.0%0.0%2.0%2.0%6.0%90.0%90.0%90.0%90.0%88.0%90.0%
201989.8%3.4%1.7%1.7%1.7%89.8%89.8%91.5%94.9%94.9%89.8%
202082.8%3.1%1.6%10.9%0.0%87.5%87.5%90.6%85.9%87.5%95.3%95.3%95.3%87.5%
202197.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.6%97.6%100.0%100.0%97.6%100.0%100.0%100.0%97.6%
202280.9%6.4%0.0%4.3%4.3%89.4%91.5%91.5%87.2%91.5%87.2%87.2%87.2%91.5%
202377.6%0.0%0.0%4.1%0.0%85.7%83.7%87.8%87.8%83.7%91.8%91.8%91.8%83.7%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

6th Grade Immunization Rates

Holmes Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201890.0%2.5%5.0%0.0%2.5%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%97.5%95.0%
201994.6%0.0%1.8%0.0%1.8%100.0%96.4%100.0%98.2%100.0%96.4%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

Holmes Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201992.5%0.8%2.3%2.9%95.1%94.6%95.1%95.6%95.9%94.6%

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,984 (11.3%) $15,526 (88.7%) $17,509
2020 $1,684 (12.4%) $11,844 (87.6%) $13,528
2021 $1,230 (6.5%) $17,757 (93.5%) $18,987
2022 $3,812 (17.8%) $17,593 (82.2%) $21,404

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Holmes Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1007th of 1130 Elementary schoolsRanks 1000th of 1169 Elementary schools
 3.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Holmes Elementary)3422.2
 11.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Spokane School District)51.544.2
 7.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.348.9
 7.4%
3rd Grade Math (Holmes Elementary)4633.3
 12.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Spokane School District)54.747.7
 7%
   3rd Grade Math (Washington)5951.6
 7.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Holmes Elementary)31.138.6
 7.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Spokane School District)52.549.1
 3.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)57.750.1
 7.6%
4th Grade Math (Holmes Elementary)41.935.7
 6.2%
   4th Grade Math (Spokane School District)50.846.4
 4.5%
   4th Grade Math (Washington)54.949.4
 5.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Holmes Elementary)40.829.6
 11.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Spokane School District)56.950.4
 6.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)61.353.8
 7.6%
5th Grade Math (Holmes Elementary)2218.2
 3.8%
   5th Grade Math (Spokane School District)45.737.5
 8.2%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)49.142
 7.1%
5th Grade Science (Holmes Elementary)27.136.4
 9.3%
   5th Grade Science (Spokane School District)51.350.1
 1.2%
   5th Grade Science (Washington)54.152.3
 1.8%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Holmes Elementary)37.529.4
 8.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Spokane School District)59.147.3
 11.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)57.846
 11.8%
6th Grade Math (Holmes Elementary)2723.5
 3.4%
   6th Grade Math (Spokane School District)47.834.4
 13.4%
   6th Grade Math (Washington)47.735.9
 11.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Holmes Elementary)36.129.6
 6.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Spokane School District)57.449.6
 7.8%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Holmes Elementary)33.529.3
 4.2%
   All Grades Math (Spokane School District)46.637.6
 9%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Holmes Elementary)27.136.4
 9.3%
   All Grades Science (Spokane School District)51.944.7
 7.1%
   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 Students403366
 9.2%
African American2318
 21.7%
American Indian87
 12.5%
Asian35
 66.7%
Hispanic6956
 18.8%
Pacific Islander512
 140%
White225221
 1.8%
Two or More Races7047
 32.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients89.1%86.3%
 2.7%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 366 students attended Holmes Elementary.

Students who attend Holmes Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Denny Yasuhara Middle School
High : North Central High School

Students at Holmes Elementary are 60% White, 15% Hispanic, 13% Two or more races, 5% African American, 3% Pacific Islander, 2% American Indian, 1% Asian.

Holmes Elementary ranks in the bottom 14.5% of 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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