Shining Mountain Elementary School

21615 38th Ave E
Spanaway, WA 98387
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Shining Mountain Elementary School serves 792 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Shining Mountain 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than 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).

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School Overview

Shining Mountain Elementary School's student population of 792 students has grown by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
792 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
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School Rankings

Shining Mountain Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Shining Mountain Elementary School is 0.74, 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 Data
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State Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1356 out of 2052 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
4%
8%
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Hispanic
26%
23%
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Black
7%
4%
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White
40%
54%
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Hawaiian
4%
1%
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Two or more races
18%
8%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.74
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 792 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in WA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.74 (Top 20%)

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