Foothills Elementary

Summary:

Foothills Elementary is a public elementary school located in Buckley, Washington, serving grades 1-5 with a student population of 489. It is part of the White River School District, which is ranked 31 out of 249 districts in Washington and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Foothills Elementary has a more diverse student population compared to nearby schools, with 64.62% White, 20.04% Hispanic, and 9.41% two or more races. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by SBAC and WCAS test scores, is generally lower than the district and state averages. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, the school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts (51.82%) and Math (49.67%) were below the district (63.7% and 51.51%) and state (52.86% and 41.04%) averages. Interestingly, the school's Hispanic students consistently outperform the White students, ranking in the top 104-129 out of 633-694 Washington elementary schools in ELA and Math, while the White students rank in the bottom half.

Foothills Elementary has a relatively high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, with 50.92% of students qualifying in the 2022-2023 school year, significantly higher than the nearby schools in the White River School District. The school also has a higher per-student spending compared to the state average, with $14,103 spent per student in the 2021-2022 school year, compared to the state average of $13,428. However, the school's statewide ranking has declined over the years, from a high of 321 out of 1,067 Washington elementary schools in 2014-2015 to 516 out of 1,169 in 2022-2023, suggesting that the school's performance may be declining relative to other schools in the state.


Detail:

Public 1-5

 10621 234th Ave E.
       Buckley, WA  98321-9209


(360) 829-3355

District: White River School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
516th of 1,168 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,103 Help


Students who attend Foothills Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Glacier Middle School
High:    White River High School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.7 Help
Number of students:  489

Racial breakdown:

White:
64.6%
Hispanic:
20.0%
Two or more races:
9.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  50.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Foothills Elementary ranks better than 55.8% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks last 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 51.92. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (64.6%), Hispanic (20%), two or more races (9.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 50.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the White River School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Foothills Elementary is 17.7, which is the 2nd 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 Foothills Elementary is $14,103. 3 elementary schools in the White River School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Foothills Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Foothills Elementary 516th of 1168 Washington public elementary schools. (See Foothills Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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White students:


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 Foothills Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Foothills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 48.68 541st 1026 47.3%
2005 35.90 711th 1031 31.0%
2006 32.78 764th 1051 27.3%
2007 46.20 604th 1069 43.5%
2008 73.96 226th 1067 78.8%
2009 82.76 123rd 1072 88.5%
2010 80.29 149th 1088 86.3%
2011 73.84 233rd 1092 78.7%
2012 63.54 406th 1097 63.0%
2013 62.04 439th 1106 60.3%
2015 67.31 321st 1067 69.9%
2016 63.38 390th 1053 63.0%
2017 67.10 348th 1056 67.0%
2018 58.09 439th 1054 58.3%
2019 58.72 461st 1130 59.2%
2021 40.89 614th 1107 44.5%
2022 61.66 411th 1169 64.8%
2023 51.92 516th 1169 55.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Foothills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.81 328th 637 48.5%
2019 46.77 251st 566 55.7%
2022 38.22 278th 478 41.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Foothills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.15 223rd 835 73.3%
2019 59.66 366th 979 62.6%
2021 49.79 381st 854 55.4%
2022 74.52 154th 1019 84.9%
2023 65.56 287th 1013 71.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Foothills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.01 430th 1004 57.2%
2019 57.05 473rd 1068 55.7%
2021 40.57 570th 1008 43.5%
2022 62.08 381st 1100 65.4%
2023 50.14 523rd 1094 52.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Foothills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.54 425th 999 57.5%
2019 59.39 427th 1075 60.3%
2021 38.91 592nd 1025 42.2%
2022 60.03 405th 1113 63.6%
2023 51.61 494th 1099 55.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Foothills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 58.62 256th 697 63.3%
2021 59.36 129th 501 74.3%
2022 76.57 95th 694 86.3%
2023 74.08 104th 633 83.6%
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Rank History for White students at Foothills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.34 479th 833 42.5%
2019 53.62 494th 1027 51.9%
2021 34.96 628th 943 33.4%
2022 53.24 468th 1031 54.6%
2023 36.95 659th 1011 34.8%
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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 Foothills Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 505 5 4 8 16 n/a n/a 0 538
1990 553 5 3 13 11 n/a n/a 0 585
1991 533 5 9 13 31 n/a n/a 0 591
1992 666 3 4 8 10 n/a n/a 0 691
1993 644 3 14 11 13 n/a n/a 0 685
1994 638 2 14 12 7 n/a n/a 0 673
1995 591 6 11 9 6 n/a n/a 0 623
1996 591 6 11 9 6 n/a n/a 0 623
1997 648 2 10 9 5 n/a n/a 0 674
1998 677 2 12 15 10 n/a n/a 0 716
1999 667 6 12 19 13 n/a n/a 0 717
2000 625 6 22 26 12 n/a n/a 0 691
2001 620 7 17 34 3 n/a n/a 0 681
2002 596 5 29 39 12 n/a n/a 0 681
2003 596 5 29 39 12 n/a n/a 0 681
2004 579 5 20 33 18 n/a n/a 0 655
2005 475 3 19 28 13 n/a n/a 0 538
2006 490 7 16 32 12 n/a n/a 5 562
2007 476 4 16 30 13 n/a n/a 4 543
2008 469 2 13 28 6 n/a n/a 7 525
2009 442 4 7 36 7 n/a n/a 8 504
2010 447 9 5 35 7 n/a n/a 0 503
2011 409 8 4 46 1 0 15 0 483
2012 400 10 3 54 1 0 19 0 487
2013 401 11 3 50 4 0 17 0 486
2014 426 9 2 49 1 2 17 0 506
2015 422 8 2 71 2 2 16 0 523
2016 431 6 3 69 2 1 14 0 526
2017 449 5 8 72 3 0 12 0 549
2018 451 11 14 88 2 0 11 0 577
2019 473 7 14 122 2 3 22 0 643
2020 367 9 10 90 0 3 20 0 499
2021 325 4 10 86 3 7 24 0 459
2022 320 12 11 97 5 6 41 0 492
2023 316 10 7 98 3 9 46 0 489

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 Foothills Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 538 26.0 20.6 n/a
1990 585 28.3 20.6 0
1991 591 29.1 20.3 n/a
1992 691 33.7 20.5 n/a
1993 685 33.8 20.3 n/a
1994 673 32.4 20.8 n/a
1995 623 29.9 20.8 n/a
1996 623 29.9 20.8 n/a
1997 674 32.5 20.7 n/a
1998 716 35.2 20.3 n/a
1999 717 35.1 20.4 n/a
2000 691 35.8 19.3 n/a
2001 681 35.7 19.1 n/a
2002 681 35.6 19.1 20.3
2003 681 35.6 19.1 20.3
2004 655 34.0 19.3 23.8
2005 538 34.1 15.8 26.6
2006 562 28.3 19.9 32.3
2007 543 26.8 20.3 31.2
2008 525 24.9 21.1 29.9
2009 504 24.9 20.2 33.9
2010 503 21.5 23.4 33.2
2011 483 21.8 22.1 34.2
2012 487 21.9 22.1 38.8
2013 486 22.4 21.6 37.2
2014 506 n/a n/a 41.5
2015 523 30.0 17.4 41.7
2016 526 26.0 20.2 38.4
2017 549 27.9 19.6 41.2
2018 577 28.0 20.5 42.1
2019 643 31.1 20.6 36.7
2020 499 26.1 19.1 38.9
2021 459 25.9 17.6 34.9
2022 492 29.0 16.9 41.3
2023 489 27.5 17.7 50.9

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 Foothills Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 538 26.0 20.6 n/a
1990 585 28.3 20.6 0
1991 591 29.1 20.3 n/a
1992 691 33.7 20.5 n/a
1993 685 33.8 20.3 n/a
1994 673 32.4 20.8 n/a
1995 623 29.9 20.8 n/a
1996 623 29.9 20.8 n/a
1997 674 32.5 20.7 n/a
1998 716 35.2 20.3 n/a
1999 717 35.1 20.4 n/a
2000 691 35.8 19.3 n/a
2001 681 35.7 19.1 n/a
2002 681 35.6 19.1 20.3
2003 681 35.6 19.1 20.3
2004 655 34.0 19.3 23.8
2005 538 34.1 15.8 26.6
2006 562 28.3 19.9 32.3
2007 543 26.8 20.3 31.2
2008 525 24.9 21.1 29.9
2009 504 24.9 20.2 33.9
2010 503 21.5 23.4 33.2
2011 483 21.8 22.1 34.2
2012 487 21.9 22.1 38.8
2013 486 22.4 21.6 37.2
2014 506 n/a n/a 41.5
2015 523 30.0 17.4 41.7
2016 526 26.0 20.2 38.4
2017 549 27.9 19.6 41.2
2018 577 28.0 20.5 42.1
2019 643 31.1 20.6 36.7
2020 499 26.1 19.1 38.9
2021 459 25.9 17.6 34.9
2022 492 29.0 16.9 41.3
2023 489 27.5 17.7 50.9

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 BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201695.4%0.0%1.1%2.3%98.9%100.0%98.9%97.7%98.9%100.0%
201792.6%0.0%0.9%1.9%3.7%93.5%96.3%97.2%96.3%94.4%96.3%
201890.2%0.0%4.9%1.6%3.3%93.5%93.5%98.4%91.1%91.9%93.5%
201988.4%0.0%3.9%1.6%6.2%90.7%90.7%95.4%90.7%91.5%90.7%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

Foothills Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201993.3%0.0%1.4%4.7%95.7%96.0%97.0%94.7%95.8%96.2%

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $462 (3.8%) $11,681 (96.2%) $12,143
2020 $239 (2.6%) $8,847 (97.4%) $9,086
2021 $331 (2.5%) $13,097 (97.5%) $13,428
2022 $237 (1.7%) $13,866 (98.3%) $14,103

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Foothills Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 461st of 1130 Elementary schoolsRanks 516th of 1169 Elementary schools
 3.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Foothills Elementary)54.645.8
 8.8%
   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 (Foothills Elementary)6541.7
 23.3%
   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 (Foothills Elementary)59.151.4
 7.7%
   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 (Foothills Elementary)61.854.2
 7.6%
   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 (Foothills Elementary)66.758
 8.7%
   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 (Foothills Elementary)57.652.5
 5.1%
   5th Grade Math (White River School District)62.764.5
 1.8%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)49.142
 7.1%
5th Grade Science (Foothills Elementary)49.544.6
 4.9%
   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 (Foothills Elementary)60.151.8
 8.3%
   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 (Foothills Elementary)61.449.7
 11.8%
   All Grades Math (White River School District)57.451.5
 5.9%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Foothills Elementary)49.544.6
 4.9%
   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 Students643489
 24%
African American710
 42.9%
American Indian23
 50%
Asian147
 50%
Hispanic12298
 19.7%
Pacific Islander39
 200%
White473316
 33.2%
Two or More Races2246
 109.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients36.7%50.9%
 14.2%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 489 students attended Foothills Elementary.

Foothills Elementary ranks 516th of 1168 Washington elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Foothills Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Glacier Middle School
High : White River High School

Students at Foothills Elementary are 65% White, 20% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races, 2% African American, 2% Pacific Islander, 1% Asian.


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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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