Helen B. Stafford Elementary School

  • Helen B. Stafford Elementary School serves 513 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 56% (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 53% (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 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the Washington state average of 45%.

Top Placements

Helen B. Stafford Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

  • Helen B. Stafford Elementary School's student population of 513 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 24% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students513 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Helen B. Stafford Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Helen B. Stafford Elementary School is 0.81, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall School Rank#1009 out of 2,014 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
51%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
61%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Helen B. Stafford Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
23%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Helen B. Stafford Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
27%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Helen B. Stafford Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
14%
4%
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White
19%
55%
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Hawaiian
4%
1%
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Two or more races
13%
8%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Helen B. Stafford Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.810.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Helen B. Stafford Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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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