Mt Tahoma High School

Mt Tahoma High School serves 1,438 students in grades 9 - 12.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
Mt Tahoma High School operates within the Tacoma School District.
Tacoma School District's 53% graduation rate is lower than the WA state average of 80%.

School Overview

The student population of 1438 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,438 students
Mt Tahoma High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Mt Tahoma High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers n/a
Mt Tahoma High School Total Teachers (1989-2013)
Students by Grade Mt Tahoma High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The school's diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio n/a n/a
Mt Tahoma High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
1%
1%
Mt Tahoma High School American Indian Students (1990-2014)
Asian
16%
7%
Mt Tahoma High School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
23%
21%
Mt Tahoma High School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
22%
5%
Mt Tahoma High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
33%
58%
Mt Tahoma High School White Students (1990-2014)
Hawaiian
3%
1%
Mt Tahoma High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2014)
Two or more races
2%
7%
Mt Tahoma High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The 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.
0.77 0.40
Mt Tahoma High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
64%
39%
Mt Tahoma High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
7%
Mt Tahoma High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2014)

District Comparison

Tacoma School District's student population of 29,168 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 53% has increased from 49% over five years.
The revenue/student of $12,359 is higher than the state average of $11,994. The district revenue/student has declined by 7% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $12,224 is higher than the state average of $10,499. The district spending/student has declined by 7% over four years.
School District Name Tacoma School District
Number of Schools
Managed
67
4
Number of Students Managed 29,168 912
Tacoma   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 53% 80%
Tacoma   School District Graduation Rate (2002-2014)
District Total Revenue $357 MM $12 MM
Tacoma   School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $353 MM $11 MM
Tacoma   School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $12,359 $11,994
Tacoma   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $12,224 $10,499
Tacoma   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Lakewood Career Academy (1.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Gray Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Manitou Park Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • TacomaManitou Park Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 577 students
    0.3 miles
    4330 South 66th St
    TacomaWA 98409
    (253)571-5300
    0.3PK-5577
  • TacomaGray Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 607 students
    0.8 miles
    6229 South Tyler St
    TacomaWA 98409
    (253)571-5200
    0.86-8607
  • TacomaEdison Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 509 students
    0.9 miles
    5830 South Pine St
    TacomaWA 98409
    (253)571-1700
    0.9PK-5509
  • TacomaArlington Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 278 students
    1 miles
    3002 South 72nd St
    TacomaWA 98409
    (253)571-3200
    1PK-5278
  • TacomaMadison Headstart Elementary School
    Grades: PK
    1.4 miles
    3102 South 43rd St
    TacomaWA 98409
    (253)571-1032
    1.4PKn/a

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