5610 Second Avenue
Ferndale, WA 98248
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Central Elementary School serves 343 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Central Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is approximately equal to the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Central Elementary School's student population of 343 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
343 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Central Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,052 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Central Elementary School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#978 out of 2052 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
3%
8%
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Hispanic
23%
23%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
62%
54%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
Two or more races
10%
8%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.56
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 343 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in WA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.56 (Top 50%)

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