Curtis Senior High School

8425 40th W
Tacoma, WA 98466
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Curtis Senior High School serves 1,345 students in grades 10-12.
Curtis Senior High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (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 82% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the Washington state average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 10-12
  • Enrollment: 1,345 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 94% (Top 10% in WA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 82% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Curtis Senior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

Curtis Senior High School's student population of 1,345 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 10-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,345 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
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School Rankings

Curtis Senior High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,052 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Curtis Senior High School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#304 out of 2052 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
61%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
82%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
16:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
12%
9%
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Hispanic
18%
25%
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Black
9%
5%
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White
45%
50%
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Hawaiian
2%
1%
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Two or more races
13%
9%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.73
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Graduation Rate
(18-19)
94%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Curtis Senior High School's ranking?
Curtis Senior High School is ranked #304 out of 2,052 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Washington.
What schools are Curtis Senior High School often compared to?
Curtis Senior High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Stadium High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
61% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 50% WA state average), while 82% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 61% WA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Curtis Senior High School?
The graduation rate of Curtis Senior High School is 94%, which is higher than the Washington state average of 84%.
How many students attend Curtis Senior High School?
1,345 students attend Curtis Senior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
45% of Curtis Senior High School students are White, 18% of students are Hispanic, 13% of students are Two or more races, 12% of students are Asian, 9% of students are Black, 2% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Curtis Senior High School?
Curtis Senior High School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the Washington state average of 16:1.
What grades does Curtis Senior High School offer ?
Curtis Senior High School offers enrollment in grades 10-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Curtis Senior High School part of?
Curtis Senior High School is part of University Place School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 10-12
  • Enrollment: 1,345 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 94% (Top 10%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 82% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

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