Mt Tahoma High School

Mt Tahoma High School serves 1,464 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is equal to the WA average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.
Mt Tahoma High School operates within the Tacoma School District.
The school district's 54% graduation rate is lower than the WA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1464 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 77 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,464 students
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 77 teachers
Students by Grade Mt Tahoma High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.77 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 19:1 19:1
American Indian
1%
2%
Asian
13%
7%
Hispanic
18%
20%
Black
17%
5%
White
37%
60%
All Ethnic Groups Mt Tahoma High School Sch Ethnicity Mt Tahoma 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.
0.77 0.39
Mt Tahoma 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.
40%
37%
Mt Tahoma 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.
5%
7%
Mt Tahoma High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 30,774 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 54% has decreased from 93% over five years.
School District Name Tacoma School District
Number of Schools
Managed
67
4
Number of Students Managed 30,774 974
Tacoma   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 54% 77%
Tacoma   School District Graduation Rate (2002-2009)
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: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Northwest Career And Technical High School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Gray Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Manitou Park Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • TacomaManitou Park Elementary School
    4330 South 66th St
    TacomaWA 98409
    (253)571-5300
    0.3 mi | 591 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • TacomaGray Middle School
    6229 South Tyler St
    TacomaWA 98409
    (253)571-5200
    0.8 mi | 649 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • TacomaEdison Elementary School
    5830 South Pine St
    TacomaWA 98409
    (253)571-1700
    0.9 mi | 478 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • TacomaArlington Elementary School
    3002 South 72nd St
    TacomaWA 98409
    (253)571-3200
    1 mi | 273 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • TacomaMadison Headstart Elementary School
    3102 South 43rd St
    TacomaWA 98409
    (253)571-1415
    1.4 mi | n/a students | Gr. PK                      

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Did You Know?
Tacoma, 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 0.54, which is higher than the Washington average of 0.44. The most diverse school in Tacoma is Lincoln High School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Washington or national school diversity statistics.