Bethel School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 32 public schools serving 19,770 students in Bethel School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Washington.
Public Schools in Bethel School District have an average math proficiency score of 47% (versus the Washington public school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 59% (versus the 61% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Bethel School District are Evergreen Elementary School, Naches Trail Elementary School and Elk Plain School Of Choice. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Bethel School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Washington.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the Washington public school average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Bethel School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Washington for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Bethel School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (WA)
# Schools
32 Schools
2,435 Schools
# Students
19,770 Students
1,115,276 Students
# Teachers
1,011 Teachers
60,332 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
19:1

District Rank

Bethel School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 305 school districts in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 87% has increased from 77% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (WA)
Overall District Rank
#127 out of 306 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Bethel   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Bethel   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of WA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
61%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Bethel   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of WA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
87%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Bethel   School District and public school graduation rate of WA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.66
0.64
# American Indian Students
202 Students
15,564 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
2%
# Asian Students
813 Students
85,277 Students
% Asian Students
4%
8%
# Hispanic Students
3,524 Students
257,522 Students
% Hispanic Students
18%
23%
# Black Students
1,453 Students
48,223 Students
% Black Students
7%
4%
# White Students
10,721 Students
601,477 Students
% White Students
54%
54%
# Hawaiian Students
711 Students
12,086 Students
% Hawaiian Students
4%
1%
# Two or more races Students
2,346 Students
88,874 Students
% of Two or more races Students
12%
8%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
329
15,751
# Students in K Grade:
1,437
81,202
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,503
83,119
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,495
83,362
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,587
85,777
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,564
87,538
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,639
86,850
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,533
84,497
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,418
82,499
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,406
82,140
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,392
83,832
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,354
82,736
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,436
83,658
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,677
92,315
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,104 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,719. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,752 is less than the state median of $15,098. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (WA)
Total Revenue
$259 MM
$13 MM
This chart display total revenue of Bethel   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in WA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$232 MM
$13 MM
This chart display total spending of Bethel   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in WA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,104
$14,719
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Bethel   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in WA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,752
$15,098
This chart display average spending per public school student in Bethel   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in WA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Bethel School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Evergreen Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1311 172nd Street East
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 683-8200
Grades: K-5
| 536 students
Rank: #22.
Naches Trail Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
15305 Waller Road East
Tacoma, WA 98446
(253) 683-8700
Grades: K-5
| 554 students
Rank: #33.
Elk Plain School Of Choice
Math: 68% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
22015 22nd Avenue East
Longmire, WA 98397
(253) 638-7900
Grades: K-8
| 592 students
Rank: #44.
Chester H Thompson Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
303 159th St E
Tacoma, WA 98445
(253) 683-5800
Grades: K-5
| 621 students
Rank: #55.
Nelson Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
22109 108th Ave E
Puyallup, WA 98375
(253) 683-6000
Grades: K-5
| 531 students
Rank: #66.
Centennial Elementary Bethel
Math: 59% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
24323 54th Avenue East
Graham, WA 98338
(253) 683-7700
Grades: K-5
| 484 students
Rank: #77.
Kapowsin Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
10412 264th Street East
Graham, WA 98338
(253) 683-8600
Grades: K-5
| 408 students
Rank: #88.
Graham Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
10026 204th Street East
Graham, WA 98338
(253) 683-8500
Grades: K-5
| 706 students
Rank: #99.
Frederickson Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
17418 74th Ave E
Puyallup, WA 98375
(253) 683-6300
Grades: K-5
| 647 students
Rank: #1010.
Rocky Ridge Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6514 260th Street East
Graham, WA 98338
(253) 683-5000
Grades: K-5
| 486 students
Rank: #1111.
Clover Creek Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
16715 36th Avenue East
Tacoma, WA 98446
(253) 683-7800
Grades: K-5
| 763 students
Rank: #1212.
Pioneer Valley Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7315 Eustis Hunt Road
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 683-8900
Grades: K-5
| 422 students
Rank: #1313.
Frontier Middle School
Math: 54% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
22110 108th Avenue East
Graham, WA 98338
(253) 683-8300
Grades: 6-8
| 738 students
Rank: #1414.
North Star Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7719 224th Street East
Graham, WA 98338
(253) 683-8800
Grades: K-5
| 481 students
Rank: #1515.
Camas Prairie Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
320 176th Street East
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 683-7400
Grades: K-5
| 646 students
Rank: #1616.
Graham Kapowsin High School
Math: 36% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
22100 108th Ave E
Graham, WA 98338
(253) 683-6100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,970 students
Rank: #1717.
Spanaway Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
412 165th St S
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 683-5300
Grades: K-5
| 385 students
Rank: #1818.
Cougar Mountain Middle School
Math: 39% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5108 260th St. East
Graham, WA 98338
(253) 683-8000
Grades: 6-8
| 620 students
Rank: #1919.
Shining Mountain Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
21615 38th Ave E
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 683-5200
Grades: K-5
| 792 students
Rank: #2020.
Roy Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
340 Peterson St
Roy, WA 98580
(253) 683-5100
Grades: K-5
| 355 students
Rank: #2121.
Liberty Middle School
Math: 40% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
7319 Eustis-hunt Rd E
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 683-6500
Grades: 6-8
| 747 students
Rank: #2222.
Bethel High School
Math: 33% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
22215 38th Avenue East
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 683-7000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,765 students
Rank: #2323.
Spanaway Lake High School
Math: 24% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1305 168th Street East
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 683-5600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,585 students
Rank: #2424.
Bethel Middle School
Math: 35% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
22201 38th Avenue East
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 683-7200
Grades: 6-8
| 695 students
Rank: #2525.
Cedarcrest Middle School
Math: 37% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
191201 13th Avenue Crt. E.
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 683-7500
Grades: 6-8
| 665 students
Rank: #2626.
Bethel Elementary Learning Academy
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
16117 Canyon Road East
Puyallup, WA 98375
(253) 683-5953
Grades: K-5
| 25 students
Rank: #2727.
Spanaway Middle School
Math: 28% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
15701 B Street East
Tacoma, WA 98445
(253) 683-5400
Grades: 6-8
| 687 students
Rank: #2828.
Challenger High School
Alternative School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
18020 B Street East
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 683-6800
Grades: 9-12
| 266 students
Acceleration Academy
Alternative School
Reading: <50%
16218 Pacific Ave
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 267-1045
Grades: 9-12
| 193 students
Elk Plain Head Start
22015 22nd Ave E
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 683-6922
Grades: PK
| n/a students
Pierce County Skills Center
Vocational School
16117 Canyon Rd E
Puyallup, WA 98375
(253) 683-5950
Grades: 8-12
| 79 students
Thompson Preschool
15616 5th Ave E
Tacoma, WA 98445
(206) 539-6078
Grades: PK
| 326 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 19,770 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Top 50% in WA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 47% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.66

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