2708 W Grandview Dr
Tacoma, WA 98466
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
University Place Primary serves 516 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
University Place Primary placed in the top 20% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (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 70-74% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Washington state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

University Place Primary ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

University Place Primary's student population of 516 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students
516 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

University Place Primary is ranked within the top 20% 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 University Place Primary is 0.70, 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 Data
This School
State Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#254 out of 2052 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
5%
8%
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Hispanic
16%
23%
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Black
11%
4%
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White
48%
54%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
19%
8%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score
0.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in University Place Primary and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Washington by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in University Place Primary and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Washington by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

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this school is a mess. I am a real student that goes to this school. most of the teachers are good and empathic but, very few of them don't pay attention to your problems and just punish you for no reason. my teacher is a very good person which is good, most of the teachers are. now, let's talk about education. they make learning hard and stressful. on top of that, they have so many rules at recess. that makes you have bad thoughts during school, which can make it hard to concentrate. if the rules at recess were fun and made sense then we would be in a good mood instead of a bad one. not all the rules are bad though. like no stopping on the track, it makes sense since you don't wanna cause traffic. but, at morning assembly they want you to have a book out before it starts, BUT THEY DONT LET YOU EVEN FINISH A SENTANCE. so want even the point of getting the book out anyway. I would recommend coming to this school if they changed some rules. other than that is OK.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Students: 516 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in WA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.70 (Top 20%)

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