Elk Ridge Elementary

Summary:

Elk Ridge Elementary is a public elementary school in Buckley, Washington, serving 595 students in grades PK-5 as part of the White River School District, which is ranked 31 out of 249 school districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Elk Ridge Elementary consistently outperforms the state average in English Language Arts, Math, and Science proficiency, with particularly strong results for its Hispanic and low-income student populations. The school has maintained a ranking in the top 25% of Washington elementary schools over the past several years, earning a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. While the student body is relatively homogeneous, with a majority of White students, the school's ability to support the academic growth of traditionally underserved groups is noteworthy.

Compared to nearby schools in the White River School District and the Enumclaw School District, Wilkeson Elementary, Foothills Elementary, and others, Elk Ridge Elementary stands out as a high-performing school, consistently outpacing its peers in academic proficiency. This makes it a desirable choice for families in the area seeking a quality elementary education for their children.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 340 White River Park Rd
       Buckley, WA  98321


(360) 829-3354

District: White River School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
293rd of 1,168 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,224 Help


Students who attend Elk Ridge Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Glacier Middle School
High:    White River High School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.9 Help
Number of students:  595

Racial breakdown:

White:
77.3%
Hispanic:
10.6%
Two or more races:
8.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Elk Ridge Elementary ranks better than 74.9% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the White River School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 73.26. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Elk Ridge Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the White River School District. Racial makeup is: White (77.3%), Hispanic (10.6%), two or more races (8.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 29.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Elk Ridge Elementary is 17.9, which is the 3rd best among 4 elementary schools in the White River School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Elk Ridge Elementary is $15,224, which is the 2nd highest among 4 elementary schools in the White River School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Elk Ridge Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Elk Ridge Elementary 293rd of 1168 Washington public elementary schools. (See Elk Ridge Elementary in the ranking list.)

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White River School District:

SchoolDigger ranks White River School District 31st of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Elk Ridge Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Elk Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 51.36 513th 1026 50.0%
2005 60.44 407th 1031 60.5%
2006 65.34 334th 1051 68.2%
2007 62.58 399th 1069 62.7%
2008 65.18 362nd 1067 66.1%
2009 62.27 400th 1072 62.7%
2010 78.42 176th 1088 83.8%
2011 64.54 377th 1092 65.5%
2012 67.65 346th 1097 68.5%
2013 73.63 260th 1106 76.5%
2015 67.15 325th 1067 69.5%
2016 58.84 428th 1053 59.4%
2017 60.05 427th 1056 59.6%
2018 52.98 501st 1054 52.5%
2019 75.76 259th 1130 77.1%
2021 71.05 298th 1107 73.1%
2022 77.61 247th 1169 78.9%
2023 73.26 293rd 1169 74.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Elk Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 47.31 248th 566 56.2%
2022 65.10 105th 478 78.0%
2023 57.85 106th 308 65.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Elk Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.37 358th 835 57.1%
2019 87.74 38th 979 96.1%
2021 69.84 161st 854 81.1%
2022 82.93 72nd 1019 92.9%
2023 87.77 45th 1013 95.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Elk Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.95 518th 1004 48.4%
2019 72.69 280th 1068 73.8%
2021 66.42 303rd 1008 69.9%
2022 76.43 236th 1100 78.5%
2023 71.85 273rd 1094 75.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Elk Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.11 443rd 999 55.7%
2019 76.68 237th 1075 78.0%
2021 72.92 255th 1025 75.1%
2022 77.05 247th 1113 77.8%
2023 72.37 280th 1099 74.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Elk Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 58.52 141st 501 71.9%
2022 86.75 52nd 694 92.5%
2023 78.51 75th 633 88.2%
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Rank History for White students at Elk Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.95 550th 833 34.0%
2019 62.49 390th 1027 62.0%
2021 73.55 224th 943 76.2%
2022 73.34 262nd 1031 74.6%
2023 71.82 277th 1011 72.6%
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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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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Open Quote My son had a very bad experience at this school he was in the special education program at this school. They sent him and many other students home at 11/12 in the afternoon because they disrupted class in the afternoon which meant they were getting less then two hours of instruction. They are a full restraint school and if you don’t agree you have to be there in 15 minutes to get your child or law enforcement could be called, just the manipulation by staff in general is so toxic.
It’s been more then two years since I removed him and my coworker just had a similar situation and pulled their child out and homeschooled. My son did a 180 on his education despite all of the negative things they wrote in his exit report he learned to read at his new school is in general education for a large chunk of the day they told me it was illegal for the other school district to send him home so early and the way they wrote it in the paper work was that it was my insistence when they didn’t give me a choice. The staff turnover was crazy, our kindergarten year there was only 4/5 returning teachers and our 1st grade year there was the same, can you image the majority of teachers only staying one year! The fact that administration couldn’t see that as a huge red flag shows that it’s district wide! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Elk Ridge Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 612 3 4 7 21 n/a n/a 0 647
1989 534 3 10 21 49 n/a n/a 0 617
1990 582 0 3 22 12 n/a n/a 0 619
1991 509 2 2 11 12 n/a n/a 0 536
1992 453 3 4 4 4 n/a n/a 0 468
1993 457 2 4 5 9 n/a n/a 0 477
1994 429 4 4 8 10 n/a n/a 0 455
1995 415 3 8 10 19 n/a n/a 0 455
1996 415 3 8 10 19 n/a n/a 0 455
1997 491 0 6 13 22 n/a n/a 0 532
1998 461 1 6 10 21 n/a n/a 0 499
1999 465 0 7 8 16 n/a n/a 0 496
2000 485 1 8 8 9 n/a n/a 0 511
2001 487 3 5 10 12 n/a n/a 0 517
2002 448 2 4 16 9 n/a n/a 0 479
2003 448 2 4 16 9 n/a n/a 0 479
2004 421 4 3 17 8 n/a n/a 0 453
2005 336 7 4 13 8 n/a n/a 6 374
2006 294 5 3 13 7 n/a n/a 31 353
2007 294 5 2 12 9 n/a n/a 17 339
2008 278 4 3 21 9 n/a n/a 18 333
2009 254 3 2 21 7 n/a n/a 17 304
2010 307 3 4 28 9 n/a n/a 0 351
2011 306 1 6 29 5 0 14 0 361
2012 312 4 2 35 5 0 12 0 370
2013 283 0 1 31 3 0 11 0 329
2014 290 0 1 27 2 0 15 0 335
2015 295 2 1 20 1 0 18 0 337
2016 302 0 3 33 1 0 22 0 361
2017 344 1 3 36 0 0 29 0 413
2018 346 2 1 41 2 0 34 0 426
2019 369 0 2 38 2 0 42 0 453
2020 394 0 3 52 5 0 45 0 499
2021 387 1 3 56 4 0 47 0 498
2022 415 1 6 67 2 0 56 0 547
2023 460 5 7 63 6 1 53 0 595

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 Elk Ridge Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 647 1.0 647.0 0
1989 617 24.0 25.7 n/a
1990 619 30.1 20.5 0
1991 536 25.0 21.4 n/a
1992 468 24.0 19.5 n/a
1993 477 24.6 19.4 n/a
1994 455 24.7 18.4 n/a
1995 455 22.0 20.7 n/a
1996 455 22.0 20.7 n/a
1997 532 23.8 22.4 n/a
1998 499 24.4 20.5 n/a
1999 496 24.2 20.5 n/a
2000 511 26.8 19.1 n/a
2001 517 25.3 20.4 n/a
2002 479 25.3 18.9 24.4
2003 479 25.3 18.9 24.4
2004 453 22.0 20.6 24.1
2005 374 22.5 16.6 26.4
2006 353 17.7 19.9 27
2007 339 16.5 20.5 31.7
2008 333 17.1 19.5 29.8
2009 304 17.1 17.8 37.6
2010 351 16.4 21.4 33.6
2011 361 17.0 21.2 35.5
2012 370 17.6 20.9 41.1
2013 329 17.1 19.1 42.2
2014 335 n/a n/a 37.6
2015 337 23.0 14.6 38
2016 361 20.0 18.0 33
2017 413 22.0 18.7 28.1
2018 426 23.8 17.8 29.6
2019 453 26.0 17.4 28.3
2020 499 27.0 18.4 26.1
2021 498 28.5 17.4 25.7
2022 547 31.3 17.4 23.4
2023 595 33.2 17.9 29.6

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 Elk Ridge Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 647 1.0 647.0 0
1989 617 24.0 25.7 n/a
1990 619 30.1 20.5 0
1991 536 25.0 21.4 n/a
1992 468 24.0 19.5 n/a
1993 477 24.6 19.4 n/a
1994 455 24.7 18.4 n/a
1995 455 22.0 20.7 n/a
1996 455 22.0 20.7 n/a
1997 532 23.8 22.4 n/a
1998 499 24.4 20.5 n/a
1999 496 24.2 20.5 n/a
2000 511 26.8 19.1 n/a
2001 517 25.3 20.4 n/a
2002 479 25.3 18.9 24.4
2003 479 25.3 18.9 24.4
2004 453 22.0 20.6 24.1
2005 374 22.5 16.6 26.4
2006 353 17.7 19.9 27
2007 339 16.5 20.5 31.7
2008 333 17.1 19.5 29.8
2009 304 17.1 17.8 37.6
2010 351 16.4 21.4 33.6
2011 361 17.0 21.2 35.5
2012 370 17.6 20.9 41.1
2013 329 17.1 19.1 42.2
2014 335 n/a n/a 37.6
2015 337 23.0 14.6 38
2016 361 20.0 18.0 33
2017 413 22.0 18.7 28.1
2018 426 23.8 17.8 29.6
2019 453 26.0 17.4 28.3
2020 499 27.0 18.4 26.1
2021 498 28.5 17.4 25.7
2022 547 31.3 17.4 23.4
2023 595 33.2 17.9 29.6

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

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussisMeaslesMumpsRubellaTetanus
201671.3%0.0%11.7%11.7%83.0%83.0%89.4%79.8%80.9%83.0%
201781.1%0.0%11.1%0.0%7.8%84.4%86.7%95.6%82.2%83.3%86.7%
201886.2%0.0%4.6%2.3%6.9%88.5%93.1%92.0%89.7%93.1%93.1%
201985.6%0.0%6.7%0.0%6.7%85.6%87.8%90.0%87.8%88.9%87.8%
202086.0%3.2%4.3%2.2%4.3%92.5%92.5%92.5%88.2%92.5%91.4%91.4%91.4%92.5%
202189.2%1.8%2.7%0.0%2.7%91.9%91.0%94.6%89.2%91.0%92.8%92.8%92.8%91.0%
202282.4%2.8%3.7%1.9%1.9%84.3%83.3%93.5%86.1%83.3%87.0%87.0%87.0%83.3%
202384.0%3.8%0.9%1.9%1.9%86.8%88.7%89.6%85.9%88.7%87.7%87.7%87.7%88.7%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201991.1%0.5%2.5%5.7%92.1%93.2%95.0%92.1%93.0%93.2%

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $750 (5.5%) $12,866 (94.5%) $13,616
2020 $617 (5.8%) $10,091 (94.2%) $10,707
2021 $644 (4.5%) $13,699 (95.5%) $14,343
2022 $726 (4.8%) $14,498 (95.2%) $15,224

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Elk Ridge Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 259th of 1130 Elementary schoolsRanks 293rd of 1169 Elementary schools
 2.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Elk Ridge Elementary)7259.3
 12.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (White River School District)68.160.1
 8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.348.9
 7.4%
3rd Grade Math (Elk Ridge Elementary)70.773.6
 3%
   3rd Grade Math (White River School District)70.562.7
 7.8%
   3rd Grade Math (Washington)5951.6
 7.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Elk Ridge Elementary)6966
 3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (White River School District)7467
 7.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)57.750.1
 7.6%
4th Grade Math (Elk Ridge Elementary)72.455.3
 17.1%
   4th Grade Math (White River School District)72.262.8
 9.4%
   4th Grade Math (Washington)54.949.4
 5.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Elk Ridge Elementary)77.963.4
 14.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (White River School District)74.970.8
 4.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)61.353.8
 7.6%
5th Grade Math (Elk Ridge Elementary)54.457.8
 3.3%
   5th Grade Math (White River School District)62.764.5
 1.8%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)49.142
 7.1%
5th Grade Science (Elk Ridge Elementary)60.353.5
 6.8%
   5th Grade Science (White River School District)59.461.2
 1.8%
   5th Grade Science (Washington)54.152.3
 1.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Elk Ridge Elementary)73.162.9
 10.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (White River School District)67.863.7
 4.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Elk Ridge Elementary)65.762.5
 3.2%
   All Grades Math (White River School District)57.451.5
 5.9%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Elk Ridge Elementary)60.353.5
 6.8%
   All Grades Science (White River School District)58.152.1
 6.1%
   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 Students453595
 31.3%
African American05
American Indian26
 200%
Asian27
 250%
Hispanic3863
 65.8%
Pacific Islander01
White369460
 24.7%
Two or More Races4253
 26.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients28.3%29.6%
 1.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Elk Ridge Elementary

Elk Ridge Elementary ranks 293rd of 1168 Washington elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Elk Ridge Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Glacier Middle School
High : White River High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 595 students attended Elk Ridge Elementary.

Students at Elk Ridge Elementary are 77% White, 11% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races, 1% Asian, 1% American Indian.


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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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