602 N Sprague Ave
Tacoma, WA 98403
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Jason Lee serves 547 students in grades 6-8.
Jason Lee placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (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 44% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Top Rankings

Jason Lee ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

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School Overview

Jason Lee's student population of 547 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
547 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Jason Lee is ranked within the bottom 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 Jason Lee is 0.74, 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
#1724 out of 2052 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
17:1
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American Indian
2%
2%
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Asian
4%
8%
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Hispanic
16%
23%
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Black
26%
4%
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White
41%
54%
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Hawaiian
3%
1%
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Two or more races
8%
8%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.74
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   7/16/2014
Jason Lee is a pretty good school I was there from 6 to 7 grade all my sister's and brothers went To Jason Lee then it was my turn but then I Moved to a different state.but it was the most Coolest.School ever.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - songo
5   7/3/2013
I love this school I'm in 8th grade now and this is the best school i have ever been to!!!!! I hate the fact that i have to leave it next year.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - alysi
5   10/17/2011
I went Jason Lee Jr. High from 1974 - 1977. It was a pretty amazing school back then. I am looking for the school year books from those years. This was the best school ever. The staff were amazing. If you let them they will be a great help to you. It took me a year and a half to figure that out. Those teachers never gave up on me. If it wasn't for them I don't know where I would have ended up. The princepals were also amazing. At that time there was George Miller and Marvin Shane. I probably put some gray hairs on those amazing men. They also never gave up on me. Once a Bobcat always a Bobcat.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - annah

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 547 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in WA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.74 (Top 20%)

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