Mt Tahoma High School

  • Mt Tahoma High School serves 1,530 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the WA average of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 43%.
  • Mt Tahoma High School operates within the Tacoma School District.
  • Tacoma School District's 53% graduation rate is lower than the WA state average of 80%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1530 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 67 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,530 students
Mt Tahoma High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Mt Tahoma High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 67 teachers
Mt Tahoma High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Mt Tahoma High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.78 is more than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 18:1
Mt Tahoma High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
American Indian
1%
1%
Mt Tahoma High School American Indian Students (1988-2015)
Asian
17%
7%
Mt Tahoma High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
23%
22%
Mt Tahoma High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
21%
4%
Mt Tahoma High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
31%
57%
Mt Tahoma High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
3%
1%
Mt Tahoma High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2015)
Two or more races
4%
7%
Mt Tahoma High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Mt Tahoma High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown WA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.78 0.40
Mt Tahoma High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
62%
39%
Mt Tahoma High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
11%
7%
Mt Tahoma High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2015)

District Comparison

  • Tacoma School District's student population of 29,426 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 53% has decreased from 93% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $13,442 is higher than the state average of $12,785. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $13,826 is higher than the state average of $12,256. The district spending/student has grown by 7% over four years.
School District Name Tacoma School District
Number of Schools
Managed
65
4
Number of Students Managed 29,426 923
Tacoma School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 53% 80%
Tacoma School District Graduation Rate (2002-2010)
District Total Revenue $392 MM $12 MM
Tacoma School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $403 MM $11 MM
Tacoma School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $13,442 $12,785
Tacoma School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $13,826 $12,256
Tacoma School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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