Wainwright

  • Wainwright serves 390 students in grades 4-7.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Wainwright placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 18:1.

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School Overview

  • Wainwright's student population of 390 students has grown by 48% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 26% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2004)
Grades OfferedGrades 4-7
Total Students390 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Wainwright is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,039 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Wainwright is 0.68, 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#1223 out of 2039 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
16%
23%
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Black
22%
4%
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White
48%
55%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
8%
8%
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Diversity Score0.680.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTacoma School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Wainwright is Pearl Street Center (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tacoma Pearl Street Center Special Education School
    Grades: 6-12 | 11 students
    0.7 miles
    815 S Pearl St
    Tacoma, WA 98465
    (253) 571-2600
    0.7 6-12 11
  • Tacoma Delong
    Grades: K-5 | 416 students
    0.8 miles
    4901 S 14 St St
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253) 571-5800
    0.8 K-5 416
  • Tacoma Day Reporting School Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 23 students
    0.9 miles
    5501 6th Avenue
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253) 571-2670
    0.9 9-12 23
  • Tacoma Remann Hall Juvenile Detention Center
    Grades: 5-12 | 25 students
    0.9 miles
    5501 6th Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253) 571-2670
    0.9 5-12 25
  • Tacoma Whittier
    Grades: PK-5 | 401 students
    0.9 miles
    777 Elm Tree Ln
    Tacoma, WA 98466
    (253) 571-7500
    0.9 PK-5 401

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