Downing

  • Downing serves 311 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Washington state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Downing's student population of 311 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students311 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall School Rank#848 out of 2,014 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
51%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:119:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
15%
23%
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Black
14%
4%
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White
54%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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 Downing.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.66n/a
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
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

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Downing is Wilson (0.6 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school is Mason (0.8 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is Mason (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tacoma Wilson
    Grades: 9-12 | 1302 students
    0.6 miles
    1202 N Orchard St
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253)571-6000
    0.6 9-12 1302
  • Tacoma Mason
    Grades: 6-8 | 791 students
    0.8 miles
    3901 N 28th St
    Tacoma, WA 98407
    (253)571-7000
    0.8 6-8 791
  • Tacoma Truman
    Grades: 6-8 | 801 students
    0.8 miles
    5801 N 35th St
    Tacoma, WA 98407
    (253)571-5600
    0.8 6-8 801
  • Tacoma Jefferson
    Grades: PK-5 | 280 students
    0.9 miles
    6501 N 23rd St
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253)571-2261
    0.9 PK-5 280
  • Tacoma Washington Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 473 students
    0.9 miles
    6501 S 10th St
    Tacoma, WA 98407
    (253)571-5738
    0.9 K-5 473

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