105 Seventh St Sw
Puyallup, WA 98371
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Puyallup High School serves 1,822 students in grades 10-12.
Puyallup High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 82% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Puyallup High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

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School Overview

Puyallup High School's student population of 1,822 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 78 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 10-12
Total Students
1,822 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
78 teachers
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School Rankings

Puyallup High School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Puyallup High School is 0.54, which is less 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 Data
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State Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#436 out of 2052 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
6%
8%
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Hispanic
14%
23%
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Black
3%
4%
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White
66%
54%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
9%
8%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.54
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Graduation Rate
92%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I graduated from puyallup high school in june of 2012. I love how everyone is so friendly and kind and there are alot of courses to choose from. Rock on Puyallup !
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I would not recommend this school if your child is African American. Racial tensions are high in this school. Just Google Puyallup High School and racial tension and you'll see what I mean. I attended there from 95-97 and was repeatedly referred to as Nigger by a number of students and had racial slurs directed my way. While celebrating Martin Luther King Day a student came in the class and yelled Happy Nigger Day. Nothing was done. It is a hostile environment and if you can place your child in a different school I'd recommend you do so.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 10-12
  • Students: 1,822 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 20% in WA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 82% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.54 (Top 50%)

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