Emerald Ridge High School

  • Emerald Ridge High School serves 1,513 students in grades 10-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 93% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 62%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Emerald Ridge High 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 5%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 44%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Emerald Ridge High School's student population of 1,513 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 64 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 10-12
Total Students1,513 students
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Total Classroom Teachers64 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Emerald Ridge High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,014 schools in Washington (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Emerald Ridge High School is 0.55, 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall School Rank#740 out of 2,014 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
51%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
93%
62%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Emerald Ridge High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Washington by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio24:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
14%
22%
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Black
4%
4%
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White
65%
56%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
12%
7%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Emerald Ridge High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.550.41
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Graduation Rate
96%
81%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePuyallup School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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