Franklin-pierce High School

Franklin-pierce High School serves 1,145 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the WA average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.
Franklin-pierce High School operates within the Franklin Pierce School District.
The school district's 55% graduation rate is lower than the WA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1145 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 57 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,145 students
Franklin-pierce High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 57 teachers
Franklin-pierce High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Franklin-pierce High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 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 20:1 19:1
Franklin-pierce High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
2%
Asian
5%
7%
Franklin-pierce High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
15%
20%
Franklin-pierce High School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
11%
5%
Franklin-pierce High School Black (1989-2012)
White
57%
60%
Franklin-pierce High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Franklin-pierce High School Sch Ethnicity Franklin-pierce 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.
0.63 0.89
Franklin-pierce 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.
44%
37%
Franklin-pierce 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.
11%
7%
Franklin-pierce High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 7,648 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 55% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Franklin Pierce School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
4
Number of Students Managed 7,648 974
Franklin Pierce   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 55% 77%
Franklin Pierce   School District Graduation Rate (2002-2009)
District Total Revenue $78 MM $12 MM
District Spending $75 MM $11 MM
Franklin Pierce   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,989 $12,260
Franklin Pierce   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,552 $11,231
Franklin Pierce   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 Gates Secondary School (2.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Morris Ford Middle School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Midland Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Tacoma Morris Ford Middle School
    1602 104th St East
    Tacoma , WA , 98445
    (253)298-3009
    0.3  mi  |  923  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Tacoma Midland Elementary School
    2300 105th St East
    Tacoma , WA , 98445
    (253)298-4500
    0.4  mi  |  456  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Tacoma Harvard Elementary School
    1709 85th St East
    Tacoma , WA , 98445
    (253)535-9890
    1.5  mi  |  390  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Tacoma Central Avenue Elementary School
    4505 104th St East
    Tacoma , WA , 98446
    (253)535-9886
    1.8  mi  |  387  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Tacoma Larchmont Elementary School
    8601 East B St
    Tacoma , WA , 98445
    (253)571-6200
    1.8  mi  |  387  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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