5501 N. Pearl St
Tacoma, WA 98407
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Science And Math Institute Elementary School serves 615 students in grades 9-12.
Science And Math Institute Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Washington state average of 49% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 615 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 27:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 50% in WA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Science And Math Institute Elementary School's student population of 615 students has grown by 31% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
615 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Science And Math Institute Elementary 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 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Science And Math Institute Elementary School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#436 out of 2052 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
50-54%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
80-84%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
27:1
16:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
9%
8%
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Hispanic
14%
25%
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Black
7%
5%
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White
57%
51%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
12%
9%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Graduation Rate
(18-19)
≥95%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Science And Math Institute Elementary School often compared to?

Science And Math Institute Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Stadium Elementary School by visitors of our site.

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

50-54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 50% WA state average), while 80-84% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 61% WA state average).

What is the graduation rate of Science And Math Institute Elementary School?

The graduation rate of Science And Math Institute Elementary School is 95%, which is higher than the Washington state average of 84%.

How many students attend Science And Math Institute Elementary School?

615 students attend Science And Math Institute Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

57% of Science And Math Institute Elementary School students are White, 14% of students are Hispanic, 12% of students are Two or more races, 9% of students are Asian, 7% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Science And Math Institute Elementary School?

Science And Math Institute Elementary School has a student ration of 27:1, which is higher than the Washington state average of 16:1.

What grades does Science And Math Institute Elementary School offer ?

Science And Math Institute Elementary School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Science And Math Institute Elementary School part of?

Science And Math Institute Elementary School is part of Tacoma School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 615 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 27:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

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