Rainier Elementary School

Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Rainier Elementary School serves 491 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Rainier Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Washington state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Rainier Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

Rainier Elementary School's student population of 491 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students491 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Rankings

Rainier Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Rainier Elementary School is 0.73, which is more 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
#280 out of 2052 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
Asian
4%
8%
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Hispanic
29%
23%
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Black
14%
4%
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White
40%
54%
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Hawaiian
2%
1%
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Two or more races
11%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.730.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
22%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameClover Park School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Rainier Elementary School is Special Education Services/relife (4.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hillside Elementary School (2.6 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tacoma Hillside Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 538 students
    2.6 miles
    61700 Garcia Blvd
    Tacoma, WA 98433
    (253) 583-5280
    2.6 PK-5 538
  • Tacoma Evergreen Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 539 students
    2.7 miles
    9020 Blaine Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98433
    (253) 583-5250
    2.7 PK-5 539
  • Dupont Chloe Clark Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-3 | 559 students
    3.4 miles
    1700 Palisade Boulevard
    Dupont, WA 98327
    (253) 583-7100
    3.4 K-3 559
  • Tacoma Beachwood Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 328 students
    3.7 miles
    8890 Concord Avenue
    Tacoma, WA 98433
    (253) 583-5260
    3.7 PK-5 328
  • Lakewood Tillicum Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 347 students
    4.1 miles
    8514 Maple St Sw
    Lakewood, WA 98498
    (253) 583-5370
    4.1 PK-5 347

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