Franklin Pierce High School

  • Franklin Pierce High School serves 1,192 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the WA average of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 43%.
  • Franklin Pierce High School operates within the Franklin Pierce School District.
  • Franklin Pierce School District's 62% graduation rate is lower than the WA state average of 80%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1192 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 60 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,192 students
Franklin Pierce High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Franklin Pierce High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 60 teachers
Franklin Pierce High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Franklin Pierce High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 18:1
Franklin Pierce High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
American Indian
1%
1%
Franklin Pierce High School American Indian Students (1991-2015)
Asian
8%
7%
Franklin Pierce High School Asian Students (1991-2015)
Hispanic
20%
22%
Franklin Pierce High School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
9%
4%
Franklin Pierce High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
49%
57%
Franklin Pierce High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
3%
1%
Franklin Pierce High School Hawaiian Students (2010-2015)
Two or more races
10%
7%
Franklin Pierce High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Franklin Pierce High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown WA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.70 0.40
Franklin Pierce High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
48%
39%
Franklin Pierce High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
7%
Franklin Pierce High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2015)

District Comparison

  • Franklin Pierce School District's student population of 7,652 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 62% has decreased from 95% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,409 in this district is less than the state average of $12,785. The district revenue/student has grown by 24% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,813 is less than the state average of $12,256. The district spending/student has grown by 23% over four years.
School District Name Franklin Pierce School District
Number of Schools
Managed
15
4
Number of Students Managed 7,652 923
Franklin Pierce School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 62% 80%
Franklin Pierce School District Graduation Rate (2002-2010)
District Total Revenue $94 MM $12 MM
Franklin Pierce School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $89 MM $11 MM
Franklin Pierce School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $12,409 $12,785
Franklin Pierce School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,813 $12,256
Franklin Pierce School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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