Sierra Heights Elementary School

  • Sierra Heights Elementary School serves 616 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 43% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 47% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the Washington state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Sierra Heights Elementary School's student population of 616 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students616 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sierra Heights Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sierra Heights Elementary School is 0.75, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.00. 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#1268 out of 2,014 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sierra Heights Elementary 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)
47%
61%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sierra Heights Elementary 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 Ratio18:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Sierra Heights Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Asian
25%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Sierra Heights Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
27%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Sierra Heights Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
4%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Sierra Heights Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
33%
55%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Sierra Heights Elementary 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 Sierra Heights Elementary 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
11%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Sierra Heights Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sierra Heights Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.75n/a
This chart display the diversity score of Sierra Heights Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Sierra Heights Elementary 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
7%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sierra Heights Elementary 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 NameRenton School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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