5616 20th St E
Tacoma, WA 98424
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Fife High School serves 862 students in grades 10-12.
Fife High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 83% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Fife High School's student population of 862 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 10-12
Total Students
862 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

Fife High School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Fife High School is 0.67, 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
#666 out of 2052 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
9%
8%
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Hispanic
17%
23%
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Black
4%
4%
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White
53%
54%
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Hawaiian
5%
1%
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Two or more races
11%
8%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Graduation Rate
94%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
This school has been wonderful for our family. Class sizes are small enough. Teachers are attentive, responsive and caring. The facility accomodates the amount of kids there, is clean and well kept. Sports, academics, fine arts, all good. We were very happy with Fife.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 10-12
  • Students: 862 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 94% (Top 10% in WA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 83% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.67 (Top 20%)

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