Fife School District

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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 6 public schools in Fife School District, serving 3,839 students.
  • Public school in Fife School District have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the Washington public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 58% (versus the 61% statewide average). This district's average school ranking is in the top 50% of public schools in Washington.
  • The top ranked public schools in Fife School District are Hedden Elementary School, Fife High School and Columbia Junior High School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Washington public school average of 46% (majority Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is more than the Washington public school average of 18:1.

Overview

School District NameFife School District
School District Websitehttp://www.fifeschools.com
School District Phone Number(253)517-1000
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (WA)
# of Schools6 Schools2,435 Schools
# of Students3,839 Students1,112,435 Students
# of Teachers201 Teachers60,269 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1

District Comparison

  • Fife 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 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 95% has increased from 78% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (WA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Fife   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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
61%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Fife   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 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate≥95%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Fife   School District and public school graduation rate of WA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.710.64
# of American Indian Students25 Students15,622 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
2%
# of Asian Students312 Students85,396 Students
% Asian Students
8%
8%
# of Hispanic Students769 Students257,984 Students
% Hispanic Students
20%
23%
# of Black Students178 Students48,441 Students
% Black Students
5%
4%
# of White Students1,817 Students603,896 Students
% White Students
47%
54%
# of Hawaiian Students197 Students12,141 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
5%
1%
# of Two or more races Students541 Students88,955 Students
% of Two or more races Students
14%
8%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:5415,754
# of Students in Kindergarten:29581,110
# of Students in 1st Grade:27983,006
# of Students in 2nd Grade:27383,225
# of Students in 3rd Grade:30285,737
# of Students in 4th Grade:29487,520
# of Students in 5th Grade:28586,815
# of Students in 6th Grade:31684,097
# of Students in 7th Grade:28482,192
# of Students in 8th Grade:28981,964
# of Students in 9th Grade:30583,278
# of Students in 10th Grade:28982,294
# of Students in 11th Grade:27083,363
# of Students in 12th Grade:30492,080
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $9,974 in this school district is less than the state average of $15,382. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $9,520 is less than the state average of $13,509. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (WA)
Total Revenue$36 MM$12 MM
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Spending$34 MM$11 MM
This chart display total spending of Fife   School District and average spending for each school distric in WA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student$9,974$15,382
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Fife   School District and average revenue per public school student in WA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student$9,520$13,509
This chart display average spending per public school student in Fife   School District and average spending per public school student in WA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Fife School District Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Columbia Junior High School Math: 51% | Reading: 60%
    Rank: Top 50%
    2901 54th Avenue E
    Tacoma, WA 98424
    (253)517-1600

    Grades: 8-9 | 595 students
  • Discovery Primary School
    1205 19th Avenue
    Milton, WA 98354
    (253)517-1200

    Grades: PK-1 | 632 students
  • Endeavour Intermediate Math: 43% | Reading: 40%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1304 17th Avenue
    Milton, WA 98354
    (253)517-1400

    Grades: 2-5 | 583 students
  • Fife High School Math: 38% | Reading: 79%
    Rank: Top 50%
    5616 20th St E
    Tacoma, WA 98424
    (253)517-1100

    Grades: 10-12 | 862 students
  • Hedden Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 58%
    Rank: Top 50%
    11313 8th St E
    Puyallup, WA 98372
    (253)517-1500

    Grades: 2-5 | 567 students
  • Surprise Lake Middle School Math: 43% | Reading: 59%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2001 Milton Way
    Milton, WA 98354
    (253)517-1300

    Grades: 6-7 | 600 students
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