- Foss's student population of 791 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
- The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Students||791 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||44 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
- Foss is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,039 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
- The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data||This School||State Level (WA)|
|Overall School Rank||#1640 out of 2039 schools|
|Math Test Scores (% Proficient)||20-24%|
|Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)||50-54%|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||18:1||18:1|
|Two or more races|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||Tacoma School District|
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Henry Foss Highschool has a wonderful academic program known as the International Baccalaureate (IB) program which provides any student who enrolls in it with rigorous classes that prepare you for college. The teachers, for the most part, get to know you on an individual level and are not only concerned with your grade in their class but all of your classes. The staff is always ready to help you in all your classes and prepare you for your desired career whether through workforce or college. The music program is available in three types of choirs, band, orchestra, and music theory. Foss has different types of art: painting, ceramics, and wood shop classes. There are many clubs available at Foss and it is fairly easy to start a club if they do not have it. There are several language clubs including French Club, Spanish Club, Korean Club, and Chinese Club. The associated student body (ASB) is always working to make the school environment positive and fun. ASB creates dances and other school activities. Foss is a good school who is open to more positive students. I definitely recommend!
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