Pierce County Public Schools

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There are 267 public schools in Pierce County County, Washington, serving 128,068 students.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Washington state average of 40%.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is more than the state average of 19:1.

Pierce County Public Schools

County Statistics

About Pierce County County County Statistics (WA) State Statistics
Population (Approximate) 732,173 people 6,454,847 people
Age 25+ w/College Degree 29% 29%
Median Household Income $58,233 $50,581
Recent Public School Articles
Students of Color Disproportionately Disciplined in Schools
Students of Color Disproportionately Disciplined in Schools
Research shows that students of color face a disproportionate number of disciplinary actions in U.S. public schools. Learn about these disparities, as well as the policies that fuel them. Also learn about suggested measures to address this problem.
Charter Schools Produce More Graduates than Public Schools
Studies show that graduation rates at charter schools outpace graduation rates at public schools. Learn how charter schools have been able to improve graduation rates, and the positive effects charter schools have on studentsí lives in the long-term.
Changing Demographics Will Alter the Diversity of Public Schools
Learn about projected changes in public school enrollment of various ethnic groups and what problems may be ahead for state education systems as they try to cope with increasing financial demands as a result of increased enrollment.
Did You Know?
Pierce County, WA public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of .28, which is lower than the Washington average of .59. The most diverse school district in Pierce County is Tacoma School District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Washington or in the USA.