Christensen Elementary School

  • Christensen Elementary School serves 461 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 26% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 37% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Washington state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Christensen Elementary School's student population of 461 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students461 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Christensen Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Christensen Elementary School is 0.80, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall School Rank#1851 out of 2,014 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
51%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
30%
23%
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Black
17%
4%
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White
25%
55%
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Hawaiian
10%
1%
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Two or more races
14%
8%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Christensen Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.800.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Christensen Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Washington by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFranklin Pierce School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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