303 159th St E
Tacoma, WA 98445
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Chester H Thompson Elementary School serves 621 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Chester H Thompson Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 68% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Chester H Thompson Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

Chester H Thompson Elementary School's student population of 621 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
621 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

Chester H Thompson Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 2,052 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Chester H Thompson Elementary School is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#418 out of 2052 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
1%
8%
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Hispanic
35%
23%
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Black
6%
4%
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White
33%
54%
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Hawaiian
8%
1%
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Two or more races
16%
8%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.74
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Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 621 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in WA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 68% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.74 (Top 10%)

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