Fern Hill

  • Fern Hill serves 312 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 45-49% (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 50-54% (which is lower 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 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Washington state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Fern Hill's student population of 312 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students312 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#938 out of 2,014 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
51%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
8%
7%
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Hispanic
27%
23%
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Black
8%
4%
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White
29%
55%
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Hawaiian
9%
1%
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Two or more races
19%
8%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Fern Hill.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.790.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
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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    0.2 miles
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    (253)571-5000
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    0.6 miles
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  • Tacoma Birney
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    0.7 miles
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    0.7 PK-5 436
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    0.8 miles
    1615 South 92nd St
    Tacoma, WA 98444
    (253)571-4300
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  • Tacoma Industrial Design Engineering And Art
    Grades: 9 | 123 students
    1.1 miles
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    Tacoma, WA 98444
    (253)571-7906
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