Ridgecrest Elementary School

  • Ridgecrest Elementary School serves 519 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (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 69% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Ridgecrest 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 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Ridgecrest Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

  • Ridgecrest Elementary School's student population of 519 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students519 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ridgecrest Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Ridgecrest Elementary School is 0.50, 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#404 out of 2039 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
2%
8%
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Hispanic
19%
23%
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Black
3%
4%
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White
68%
54%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
7%
8%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ridgecrest Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.500.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePuyallup School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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