Perry G Keithley Middle School

12324 12th Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98444
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Perry G Keithley Middle School serves 792 students in grades 6-8.
Perry G Keithley Middle 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 23% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Perry G Keithley Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

Perry G Keithley Middle School's student population of 792 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students792 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

Perry G Keithley Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,039 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Perry G Keithley Middle School is 0.79, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1907 out of 2039 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
3%
8%
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Hispanic
29%
23%
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Black
13%
4%
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White
29%
54%
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Hawaiian
8%
1%
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Two or more races
17%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.790.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFranklin Pierce School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Perry G Keithley Middle School is Washington High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Gates Secondary School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Brookdale Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tacoma Washington High School Math: 22% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 985 students
    0.3 miles
    12420 Ainsworth Ave S
    Tacoma, WA 98444
    (253) 535-9881
    0.3 9-12 985
  • Tacoma Gates Secondary School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: 40-59%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 8-12 | 136 students
    0.6 miles
    813 132nd Street S
    Tacoma, WA 98444
    (253) 298-4000
    0.6 8-12 136
  • Tacoma Brookdale Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 466 students
    0.7 miles
    611 132nd Street S
    Tacoma, WA 98444
    (253) 535-9885
    0.7 PK-5 466
  • Tacoma James Sales Elementary School Math: 47% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 454 students
    0.7 miles
    11213 Sheridan Ave S
    Tacoma, WA 98444
    (253) 535-9891
    0.7 K-5 454
  • Tacoma Learning Support
    Grades: PK
    0.7 miles
    315 129th Street So
    Tacoma, WA 98444
    (253) 298-3005
    0.7 PK n/a

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