Spanaway Middle School

15701 B Street East
Tacoma, WA 98445
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1.50 (2 reviews)
Spanaway Middle School serves 687 students in grades 6-8.
Spanaway 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Spanaway Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

Spanaway Middle School's student population of 687 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students687 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Rankings

Spanaway Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Spanaway Middle School is 0.76, 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
#1740 out of 2052 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:117:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
6%
8%
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Hispanic
23%
23%
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Black
10%
4%
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White
39%
54%
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Hawaiian
5%
1%
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Two or more races
16%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.760.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBethel School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Spanaway Middle School is Acceleration Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Pierce County Skills Center (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Chester H Thompson Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tacoma Chester H Thompson Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 621 students
    0.1 miles
    303 159th St E
    Tacoma, WA 98445
    (253) 683-5800
    0.1 K-5 621
  • Tacoma Thompson Preschool
    Grades: PK | 326 students
    0.1 miles
    15616 5th Ave E
    Tacoma, WA 98445
    (206) 539-6078
    0.1 PK 326
  • Spanaway Acceleration Academy Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 193 students
    0.5 miles
    16218 Pacific Ave
    Spanaway, WA 98387
    (253) 267-1045
    0.5 9-12 193
  • Spanaway Spanaway Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 385 students
    0.7 miles
    412 165th St S
    Spanaway, WA 98387
    (253) 683-5300
    0.7 K-5 385
  • Spanaway Spanaway Lake High School Math: 24% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,585 student
    1.1 miles
    1305 168th Street East
    Spanaway, WA 98387
    (253) 683-5600
    1.1 9-12 1,585

School Reviews

  1.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Sometimes I feel like the teachers don't care about us and our well-being, but only teaching us somewhat useless material and keeping their jobs. When I had an issue with a bus driver I filled out forms, talked to students, teachers, administrators, but no one did anything. There are many fights and the school doesn't treat people equal. They have also ignored our attempts at protesting to get rid of uniforms. But there are much worse schools.
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School Removed, kids are horrible and the principal needs to be fired way too many fights and way too much pointing fingers towards the kids and the staff.
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