Puyallup High School

  • Puyallup High School serves 1,822 students in grades 10-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (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 77% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Puyallup High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 18:1.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Puyallup High School's student population of 1,822 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 78 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 10-12
Total Students1,822 students
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Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Puyallup High School is ranked within the top 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Puyallup High School is 0.51, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank#636 out of 2039 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
14%
23%
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Black
3%
4%
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White
68%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
10%
8%
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Diversity Score0.510.64
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Graduation Rate
93%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePuyallup School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Puyallup Maplewood Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 447 students
    0.3 miles
    1110 W Pioneer
    Puyallup, WA 98371
    (253) 841-8737
    0.3 PK-6 447
  • Puyallup Meeker Elementary School
    Grades: K-6 | 409 students
    0.3 miles
    409 5th St Sw
    Puyallup, WA 98371
    (253) 841-8738
    0.3 K-6 409
  • Puyallup Psd Special Services Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 133 students
    0.3 miles
    Puyallup School District Speci
    Puyallup, WA 98371
    (253) 841-8700
    0.3 PK-12 133
  • Puyallup Quest Alternative School
    Magnet School
    Grades: K-6
    0.3 miles
    428 11th St Sw
    Puyallup, WA 98371
    (253) 841-8751
    0.3 K-6 n/a
  • Puyallup Open Doors Puyallup Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 142 students
    0.5 miles
    716 South Hill Park Drive, Sui
    Puyallup, WA 98373
    (253) 841-8630
    0.5 9-12 142

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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