Pierce County Skills Center

  • Pierce County Skills Center serves 34 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥80% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 45%.

School Overview

  • Pierce County Skills Center's student population of 34 students has grown by 750% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 10 teachers has grown by 66% over five school years.
School TypeVocational school
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students34 students
This chart display total students of Pierce County Skills Center by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Pierce County Skills Center
Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Pierce County Skills Center by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

School Comparison

  • Pierce County Skills Center's student:teacher ratio of 3:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pierce County Skills Center is 0.43, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall School Rank--
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥80%
61%
Student : Teacher Ratio3:119:1
Asian
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Pierce County Skills Center and the percentage of Asian public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
12%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Pierce County Skills Center and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
9%
4%
White
74%
55%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Pierce County Skills Center and the percentage of White public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Pierce County Skills Center and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Pierce County Skills Center and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pierce County Skills Center.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.430.41
This chart display the diversity score of Pierce County Skills Center and the public school average diversity score of Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
37%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBethel School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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