Mt Tahoma High School

Mt Tahoma High School serves 1,490 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the WA average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 41%.
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 1490 students has declined by 22% over five years.
The teacher population of 75 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,490 students
Mt Tahoma High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 75 teachers
Mt Tahoma High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Mt Tahoma High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.76 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 20:1 19:1
Mt Tahoma High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
3%
2%
Mt Tahoma High School American Indian Students (1988-2013)
Asian
15%
7%
Mt Tahoma High School Asian Students (1988-2013)
Hispanic
20%
20%
Mt Tahoma High School Black Students (1988-2013)
Black
23%
5%
Mt Tahoma High School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
36%
59%
Mt Tahoma High School White Students (1988-2013)
Hawaiian
2%
1%
Mt Tahoma High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2013)
Two or more races
1%
6%
Mt Tahoma High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Mt Tahoma High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown WA All Ethnic Groups 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.
0.76 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.
63%
38%
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.
9%
7%
Mt Tahoma High 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.
The district's graduation rate of 54% has decreased from 87% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,695 is higher than the state average of $12,260. The district revenue/student has grown by 21% over four years.
The district spending/student of $12,902 is higher than the state average of $11,231. The district spending/student has grown by 11% over four years.
School District Name Tacoma School District
Number of Schools
Managed
67
4
Number of Students Managed 31,191 935
Tacoma   School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 54% 77%
Tacoma   School District Graduation Rate (2002-2009)
District Total Revenue $375 MM $12 MM
Tacoma   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $381 MM $11 MM
Tacoma   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,695 $12,260
Tacoma   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,902 $11,231
Tacoma   School District 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 Grades Students
  • TacomaManitou Park Elementary School
    4330 South 66th St
    TacomaWA 98409
    (253)571-5300
    0.3 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 601 students                      
  • TacomaGray Middle School
    6229 South Tyler St
    TacomaWA 98409
    (253)571-5200
    0.8 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 629 students                      
  • TacomaEdison Elementary School
    5830 South Pine St
    TacomaWA 98409
    (253)571-1700
    0.9 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 482 students                      
  • TacomaArlington Elementary School
    3002 South 72nd St
    TacomaWA 98409
    (253)571-1863
    1 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 287 students                      
  • TacomaMadison Headstart Elementary School
    3102 South 43rd St
    TacomaWA 98409
    (253)571-1032
    1.4 mi | Gr. PK | 4 students                      

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