Truman

  • Truman serves 801 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 38% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 49% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is equal to the Washington state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Truman's student population of 801 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students801 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall School Rank#1419 out of 2,014 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
51%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:119:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
8%
7%
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Hispanic
15%
23%
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Black
18%
4%
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White
55%
55%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
2%
8%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Truman.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.640.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Truman and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTacoma School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Truman is Wilson (1.4 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school is Mason (1.3 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is Point Defiance (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tacoma Point Defiance
    Grades: PK-5 | 438 students
    0.6 miles
    4330 N Visscher St
    Tacoma, WA 98407
    (253)571-6900
    0.6 PK-5 438
  • Tacoma Downing
    Grades: PK-5 | 311 students
    0.8 miles
    2502 N Orchard St
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253)571-7133
    0.8 PK-5 311
  • Tacoma Jefferson
    Grades: PK-5 | 280 students
    0.9 miles
    6501 N 23rd St
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253)571-2261
    0.9 PK-5 280
  • Tacoma Sherman
    Grades: K-5 | 425 students
    0.9 miles
    4415 N 38th St
    Tacoma, WA 98407
    (253)571-5488
    0.9 K-5 425
  • Tacoma Skyline
    Grades: PK-5 | 377 students
    0.9 miles
    2301 N Mildred St
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253)571-7800
    0.9 PK-5 377

School Reviews

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I NEVER recommend this school, for any child coming out of 5th grade going into middle school. Three of my children went here, and they had terrible experiences here. The teachers are no good, the other students are bullies, and my children could barely put up with it. :(
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