Nelson Elementary School

22109 108th Ave E
Puyallup, WA 98375
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Nelson Elementary School serves 531 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Nelson Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is equal to the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Nelson Elementary School's student population of 531 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students531 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

Nelson Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,039 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Nelson Elementary School is 0.53, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#689 out of 2039 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
2%
8%
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Hispanic
17%
23%
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Black
4%
4%
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White
66%
54%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
10%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.530.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBethel School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Nelson Elementary School is Graham Kapowsin High School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Frontier Middle School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Graham Graham Kapowsin High School Math: 41% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,970 student
    0.0 miles
    22100 108th Ave E
    Graham, WA 98338
    (253) 683-6100
    0 9-12 1,970
  • Graham Frontier Middle School Math: 49% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 738 students
    0.1 miles
    22110 108th Avenue East
    Graham, WA 98338
    (253) 683-8300
    0.1 6-8 738
  • Graham Graham Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 706 students
    1.1 miles
    10026 204th Street East
    Graham, WA 98338
    (253) 683-8500
    1.1 K-5 706
  • Graham North Star Elementary School Math: 53% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 481 students
    1.9 miles
    7719 224th Street East
    Graham, WA 98338
    (253) 683-8800
    1.9 K-5 481
  • Spanaway Liberty Middle School Math: 40% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 747 students
    2.2 miles
    7319 Eustis-hunt Rd E
    Spanaway, WA 98387
    (253) 683-6500
    2.2 6-8 747

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