Lister Elementary School

  • Lister Elementary School serves 525 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 27% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 34% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 62%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Lister Elementary School 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Washington state average of 44%.

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School Overview

  • Lister Elementary School's student population of 525 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 19% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students525 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Lister Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,014 schools in Washington (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lister 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall School Rank#1913 out of 2,014 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
51%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:119:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
13%
7%
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Hispanic
21%
22%
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Black
26%
4%
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White
23%
56%
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Hawaiian
6%
1%
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Two or more races
10%
7%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Lister 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
81%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Lister Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Washington by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Lister Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Washington by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTacoma School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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