Mason Middle School

Mason Middle School serves 783 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the WA average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 41%.
Mason Middle School operates within the Tacoma School District.

Overview

The student population of 783 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 783 students
Mason Middle School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 38 teachers
Mason Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Mason Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 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 21:1 19:1
Mason Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
5%
7%
Mason Middle School Asian (1988-2013)
Hispanic
8%
20%
Mason Middle School Hispanic (1988-2013)
Black
12%
5%
Mason Middle School Black (1988-2013)
White
74%
59%
Mason Middle School White (1988-2013)
Hawaiian
1%
1%
All Ethnic Groups Mason Middle 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.
0.43 0.39
Mason Middle 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.
32%
38%
Mason Middle 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.
7%
7%
Mason Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 31,191 students has grown by 5% over five years.
School District Name Tacoma School District
Number of Schools
Managed
67
4
Number of Students Managed 31,191 935
Tacoma   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $375 MM $12 MM
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: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Wilson High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Truman Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Washington-hoyt Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • TacomaWashington-hoyt Elementary School
    3701 North 26th St
    TacomaWA 98407
    (253)571-5738
    0.2 mi | 421 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • TacomaDowning Elementary School
    2502 North Orchard St
    TacomaWA 98406
    (253)571-7100
    0.8 mi | 265 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • TacomaSherman Elementary School
    4415 North 38th St
    TacomaWA 98407
    (253)571-5488
    0.8 mi | 357 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • TacomaWilson High School
    1202 North Orchard St
    TacomaWA 98406
    (253)571-6000
    1.1 mi | 1340 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • TacomaLowell Elementary School
    810 North 13th St
    TacomaWA 98403
    (253)571-7200
    1.1 mi | 451 students | Gr. KG-5                      

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