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Battle Ground vs Ridgefield vs LaCenter

How do school districts compare to each other? The State Education Dept offers some data online. In this article we’ll explore three (3) districts.

Using the comparison function on their web site we can compare up to three (3) school districts. Please note that this can be done across the state. In this case we stayed local. We could also search (and will in future reports) districts that are closer in size to Battle Ground. We pulled data for 3rd; 6th and 10th grade for this comparison.

Here is the link (hopefully the search setup holds in this posting): http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/SideBySide.aspx?schoolId=1&OrgTypeId=1&orgLinkId=1&reportLevel=State

What do we see in some of the areas of comparison?

Gender – Almost identical

Student/Teacher Ratio: BG = 19; RF = 21; LC = 22

Ethnicity: BG is 83% caucasian; RF = 83.1% and LC = 90.1%

Special Programs: BG has 37.5% who get free or reduced price meals while RF = 30.8% and LC = 28.5%. Special education percents are similar.

MSP/HPSE Testing comparisons: The data shows 3rd through 10th. For this summary we’ll use 3rd; 6th and 10th (you can look up the others if interested).

Battle Ground

Ridgefield

LaCenter

3rd Grade Reading

72.9%

79.6%

72.8%

3rd Grade Math

58.7%

75%

67.2%

6th Grade Reading

79.8%

82%

75.8%

6th Grade Math

65.2%

80.1%

58%

10th Grade Reading

85.1%

90.7%

87.9%

10th Grade Math 1

81.5%

91.5%

80.7%

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