Rowena Chess Elementary School

715 N 24th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Rowena Chess Elementary School serves 534 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Rowena Chess Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 17% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Rowena Chess Elementary School's student population of 534 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students534 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

Rowena Chess Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 Rowena Chess Elementary School is 0.13, 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
#2028 out of 2039 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
n/a
8%
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Hispanic
93%
23%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
5%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
1%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.130.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
95%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePasco School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Rowena Chess Elementary School is Pasco Senior High School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Stevens Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Emerson Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pasco Stevens Middle School Math: 20% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 713 students
    0.4 miles
    1120 N 22nd Avenue
    Pasco, WA 99301
    (509) 543-6798
    0.4 7-8 713
  • Pasco Emerson Elementary School Math: 18% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 691 students
    0.7 miles
    1616 W Octave St
    Pasco, WA 99301
    (509) 543-6792
    0.7 K-6 691
  • Pasco Robert Frost Elementary School Math: 28% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 650 students
    0.9 miles
    1915 North 22nd Avenue
    Pasco, WA 99301
    (509) 543-6795
    0.9 PK-6 650
  • Pasco Captain Gray Stem Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 9% | Reading: 12%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 591 students
    1.0 miles
    1102 N 10th Ave
    Pasco, WA 99301
    (509) 547-2474
    1 PK-6 591
  • Pasco Longfellow Elementary School Math: 14% | Reading: 13%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 485 students
    1.0 miles
    301 North 10th Avenue
    Pasco, WA 99301
    (509) 547-2429
    1 PK-6 485

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