Tumwater Middle School serves 617 students in grades 6-8.
Tumwater Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 57% (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 67% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 49% (majority Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 6-8
- Enrollment: 617 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
- Minority Enrollment: 33%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 30% in WA
- Math Proficiency: 57% (Top 10%)
- Reading Proficiency: 67% (Top 30%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education
Tumwater Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:
Tumwater Middle School's student population of 617 students has grown by 28% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 40% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Tumwater Middle 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 Tumwater Middle School is 0.52, 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
State Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#574 out of 2052 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)(18-19)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)(18-19)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Tumwater Middle School's ranking?
Tumwater Middle School is ranked #574 out of 2,052 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Washington.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
57% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 50% WA state average), while 67% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 61% WA state average).
How many students attend Tumwater Middle School?
617 students attend Tumwater Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
67% of Tumwater Middle School students are White, 13% of students are Hispanic, 12% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Tumwater Middle School?
Tumwater Middle School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Washington state average of 16:1.
What grades does Tumwater Middle School offer ?
Tumwater Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Tumwater Middle School part of?
Tumwater Middle School is part of Tumwater School District.
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