10285 Compass Ave
Tacoma, WA 98433
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Meriwether Elementary School serves 275 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Meriwether 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 top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is approximately equal to the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Washington state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Washington state average of 49% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 275 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in WA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Meriwether Elementary School's student population of 275 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
275 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
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School Rankings

Meriwether 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 Meriwether Elementary School is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#826 out of 2052 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
4%
8%
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Hispanic
26%
25%
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Black
11%
5%
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White
41%
51%
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Hawaiian
4%
1%
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Two or more races
13%
9%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.74
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
16%
7%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 275 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

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