Pathfinder K-8 School

  • Pathfinder K-8 School serves 490 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 65% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 68% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Pathfinder K-8 School's student population of 490 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students490 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pathfinder K-8 School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pathfinder K-8 School is 0.52, 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#468 out of 2,014 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Pathfinder K-8 School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
61%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pathfinder K-8 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
10%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Pathfinder K-8 School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
4%
4%
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White
67%
55%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Pathfinder K-8 School and the percentage of White public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Pathfinder K-8 School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Two or more races
15%
8%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pathfinder K-8 School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.520.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Pathfinder K-8 School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pathfinder K-8 School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSeattle Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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