Birney

  • Birney serves 436 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 27% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 33% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Washington state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Birney's student population of 436 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students436 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall School Rank#1828 out of 2,014 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
51%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:119:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
7%
7%
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Hispanic
31%
23%
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Black
17%
4%
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White
30%
55%
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Hawaiian
2%
1%
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Two or more races
12%
8%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Birney.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.770.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTacoma School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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  • Tacoma Baker
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    0.5 miles
    8001 So J Street
    Tacoma, WA 98408
    (253)571-5000
    0.5 6-8 718
  • Tacoma Fern Hill
    Grades: PK-5 | 312 students
    0.7 miles
    8442 S Park Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98444
    (253)571-3888
    0.7 PK-5 312
  • Tacoma Industrial Design Engineering And Art
    Grades: 9 | 123 students
    0.7 miles
    6701 S Park Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98444
    (253)571-7906
    0.7 9 123
  • Tacoma Helen B. Stafford Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 513 students
    1.0 miles
    1615 South 92nd St
    Tacoma, WA 98444
    (253)571-4300
    1.0 PK-5 513
  • Tacoma Arlington
    Grades: PK-5 | 272 students
    1.2 miles
    3002 S 72nd St
    Tacoma, WA 98409
    (253)571-3200
    1.2 PK-5 272

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