11213 Sheridan Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98444
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
James Sales Elementary School serves 454 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
James Sales Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 59% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

James Sales Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

James Sales Elementary School's student population of 454 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
454 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

James Sales Elementary 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 James Sales Elementary School is 0.78, 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
This School
State Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#866 out of 2052 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
2%
2%
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Asian
2%
8%
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Hispanic
31%
23%
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Black
12%
4%
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White
28%
54%
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Hawaiian
6%
1%
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Two or more races
19%
8%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.78
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 454 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 72%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in WA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 59% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.78 (Top 10%)

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