North Thurston High School

North Thurston High School serves 1,476 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the WA average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 41%.
North Thurston High School operates within the North Thurston School District.
The school district's 76% graduation rate is lower than the WA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1476 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 68 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,476 students
North Thurston High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 68 teachers
North Thurston High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade North Thurston High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 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 22:1 19:1
North Thurston High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
2%
2%
North Thurston High School American Indian (1988-2013)
Asian
13%
7%
North Thurston High School Asian (1988-2013)
Hispanic
15%
20%
North Thurston High School Hispanic (1988-2013)
Black
5%
5%
North Thurston High School Black (1988-2013)
White
58%
59%
North Thurston High School White (1988-2013)
Two or more races
7%
6%
All Ethnic Groups North Thurston High School Ethnicity Breakdown Public School Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.62 0.39
North Thurston High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
25%
38%
North Thurston High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2013)
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.
6%
7%
North Thurston High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,434 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 76% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name North Thurston School District
Number of Schools
Managed
21
4
Number of Students Managed 14,434 935
Graduation Rate 76% 77%
District Total Revenue $174 MM $12 MM
District Spending $188 MM $11 MM
District Revenue / Student $12,482 $12,260
District Spending / Student $13,527 $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 South Sound High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Chinook Middle School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pleasant Glade Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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