Spanaway Lake High School

Spanaway Lake High School serves 1,187 students in grades 10-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the WA average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 40%.
Spanaway Lake High School operates within the Bethel School District.
The school district's 67% graduation rate is lower than the WA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1187 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 10-12
Total Students 1,187 students
Spanaway Lake High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Spanaway Lake High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Spanaway Lake High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 is less than the state average of 0.89. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1 19:1
Spanaway Lake High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
2%
2%
Spanaway Lake High School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
12%
7%
Spanaway Lake High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
13%
20%
Spanaway Lake High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
16%
5%
Spanaway Lake High School Black (1988-2012)
White
46%
60%
Spanaway Lake High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Spanaway Lake High School Sch Ethnicity Spanaway Lake High 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.
0.73 0.89
Spanaway Lake High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
39%
37%
Spanaway Lake High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
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.
9%
7%
Spanaway Lake High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 18,008 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 67% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Bethel School District
Number of Schools
Managed
40
4
Number of Students Managed 18,008 1,006
Bethel   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 67% 77%
Bethel   School District Graduation Rate (2002-2009)
District Total Revenue $204 MM n/a
Bethel   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $238 MM n/a
Bethel   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,328 $0
Bethel   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,178 $0
Bethel   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 Pierce County Skills Center (0.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Spanaway Junior High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Evergreen Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Spanaway Spanaway Lake High School Preschool
    Special Education School
    1305 168th St East
    Spanaway , WA , 98387
    (253)683-6931
    Special Education School
    0  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Spanaway Evergreen Elementary School
    1311 172nd St East
    Spanaway , WA , 98387
    (253)683-8200
    0.3  mi  |  601  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Spanaway Special Education Preschool
    Special Education School
    516 176th St East
    Spanaway , WA , 98387
    (253)683-6931
    Special Education School
    0.8  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Spanaway Eceap West Elementary School
    516 176th St East
    Spanaway , WA , 98387
    (253)683-6931
    0.8  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Spanaway Pierce County Skills Center
    Vocational School
    516 176th St East
    Spanaway , WA , 98387
    (253)683-6951
    Vocational School
    0.8  mi  |  145  students  |  Gr.  7-12

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Did You Know?
Spanaway, 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 0.64, which is higher than the Washington average of 0.44. The most diverse school in Spanaway is Evergreen Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Washington or national school diversity statistics.