First Creek Middle School

1801 East 56th St

Tacoma, WA 98404

Grades: 6-8

731 students

First Creek Middle School serves 731 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the WA average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 41%.
First Creek Middle School operates within the Tacoma School District.

Overview

The student population of 731 students has declined by 11% over five years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 731 students
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 19:1
American Indian
3%
2%
Asian
15%
7%
Hispanic
32%
20%
Black
24%
5%
White
22%
59%
Hawaiian
4%
1%
All Ethnic Groups
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 0.39
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.
82%
38%
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.
7%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 31,191 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,695 is higher than the state average of $12,260. The district revenue/student has grown by 21% over four years.
The district spending/student of $12,902 is higher than the state average of $11,231. The district spending/student has grown by 11% over four years.
School District Name Tacoma School District
Number of Schools
Managed
67
4
Number of Students Managed 31,191 935
District Total Revenue $375 MM $12 MM
District Spending $381 MM $11 MM
District Revenue / Student $12,695 $12,260
District Spending / Student $12,902 $11,231
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Park Avenue Center (1.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Stewart Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Boze Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • TacomaBoze Elementary School
    1140 East 65th St
    TacomaWA 98404
    (253)571-4688
    0.7 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 347 students                      
  • TacomaLister Elementary School
    2106 East 44th St
    TacomaWA 98404
    (253)571-2900
    0.7 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 511 students                      
  • TacomaSheridan Elementary School
    5317 East Mckinley Ave
    TacomaWA 98404
    (253)571-2076
    0.8 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 530 students                      
  • TacomaWaller Road Elementary School
    6312 Waller Rd East
    TacomaWA 98443
    (253)841-8745
    0.9 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 295 students                      
  • TacomaFawcett Elementary School
    126 East 60th St
    TacomaWA 98404
    (253)571-4700
    1.2 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 400 students                      

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