First Creek Middle School

1801 East 56th St,

Tacoma, WA, 98404

Tel: (253)571-2700
Grades: 6-8

768 students

First Creek Middle School serves 768 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the WA average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 40%.
First Creek Middle School operates within the Tacoma School District.

Overview

The student population of 768 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 768 students
First Creek Middle School Total Students (2010-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
First Creek Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (2010-2012)
Students by Grade First Creek Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.79 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 19:1
First Creek Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (2010-2012)
American Indian
1%
2%
First Creek Middle School American Indian (2010-2012)
Asian
16%
7%
First Creek Middle School Asian (2010-2012)
Hispanic
31%
20%
First Creek Middle School Hispanic (2010-2012)
Black
16%
5%
First Creek Middle School Black (2010-2012)
White
22%
60%
First Creek Middle School White (2010-2012)
All Ethnic Groups First Creek Middle School Sch Ethnicity First Creek Middle School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.79 0.59
First Creek Middle School Diversity Score (2010-2012)
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.
54%
37%
First Creek Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2010-2012)
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.
4%
7%
First Creek Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2010-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 30,774 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Tacoma School District
Number of Schools
Managed
67
4
Number of Students Managed 30,774 969
Tacoma   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $375 MM $12 MM
Tacoma   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $381 MM $11 MM
Tacoma   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,695 $12,260
Tacoma   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,902 $11,231
Tacoma   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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 Students Grades
  • Tacoma Boze Elementary School
    1140 East 65th St
    Tacoma , WA , 98404
    (253)571-4688
    0.7  mi  |  329  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Tacoma Lister Elementary School
    2106 East 44th St
    Tacoma , WA , 98404
    (253)571-2900
    0.7  mi  |  502  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Tacoma Sheridan Elementary School
    5317 East Mckinley Ave
    Tacoma , WA , 98404
    (253)571-2076
    0.8  mi  |  553  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Tacoma Waller Road Elementary School
    6312 Waller Rd East
    Tacoma , WA , 98443
    (253)841-8745
    0.9  mi  |  289  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Tacoma Fawcett Elementary School
    126 East 60th St
    Tacoma , WA , 98404
    (253)571-4700
    1.2  mi  |  398  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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