Fife School District

All
(6)
All
(6)
 
High
(2)
High
(2)
 
Middle
(2)
Middle
(2)
 
Elementary
(4)
Elementary
(4)
 
Pre-K
(1)
Pre-K
(1)
 
  • For the 2019-20 school year, there are 6 public schools managed by Fife School District serving 3,716 students in Tacoma, Washington.
  • Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Washington state average of 45%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is equal to the state average of 19:1.

Fife School District (2019-20)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Tacoma Columbia Junior High School
    2901 54th Avenue E
    Tacoma, WA 98424
    (253)517-1600

    Grades: 8-9 | 591 students
  • Milton Discovery Primary School
    1205 19th Avenue
    Milton, WA 98354
    (253)517-1200

    Grades: PK-1 | 605 students
  • Milton Endeavour Intermediate
    1304 17th Avenue
    Milton, WA 98354
    (253)517-1400

    Grades: 2-5 | 583 students
  • Tacoma Fife High School
    5616 20th St E
    Tacoma, WA 98424
    (253)517-1100

    Grades: 10-12 | 823 students
  • Puyallup Hedden Elementary School
    11313 8th St E
    Puyallup, WA 98372
    (253)517-1500

    Grades: 2-5 | 563 students
  • Milton Surprise Lake Middle School
    2001 Milton Way
    Milton, WA 98354
    (253)517-1300

    Grades: 6-7 | 551 students

Overview

School District NameFife School District
# of Schoolsn/a
# of Students3,716 students
# of Teachers197 Teacher(s)
Student : Teacher Ratio19:1
# of Male Students1,538 students
% Male Students
41%
# of Female Students2,178 students
% Female Students
59%

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.70
# of American Indian Students24 students
% American Indian Students
1%
# of Asian Students297 students
% Asian Students
8%
# of Hispanic Students716 students
% Hispanic Students
19%
# of Black Students144 students
% Black Students
4%
# of White Students1,841 students
% White Students
49%
# of Hawaiian Students171 students
% of Hawaiian Students
5%
# of Two or more races Students523 students
% of Two or more races Students
14%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:50
# of Students in Kindergarten:278
# of Students in 1st Grade:269
# of Students in 2nd Grade:294
# of Students in 3rd Grade:277
# of Students in 4th Grade:287
# of Students in 5th Grade:290
# of Students in 6th Grade:281
# of Students in 7th Grade:277
# of Students in 8th Grade:306
# of Students in 9th Grade:284
# of Students in 10th Grade:267
# of Students in 11th Grade:313
# of Students in 12th Grade:243
# of Ungraded Students: -

District Comparison

  • Fife School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 293 school districts in Washington (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 88% has increased from 79% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (WA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
88%
82%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Fife School District and public school graduation rate of WA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $9,974 in this school district is less than the state average of $14,981. 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 $13,157. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (WA)
Total Revenue$36 MM$12 MM
This chart display total revenue of Fife School District and average revenue for each school distric in WA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$9,974$14,981
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 2016-17 school year data.
Spending / Student$9,520$13,157
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 2016-17 school year data.
Recent Articles
We provide an overview and current status of the Race to the Top program that was designed as an incentive and funding program to promote education reform in public school districts across the country.
Being a parent is never easy, but some children are more challenging than others. If you're concerned that your child's behavioral issues might be more than just temporary, consider whether an alternative school might be the next move.
All students deserve to have an equal chance at academic success but not every student learns in the same way. Alternative schools provide students with unique challenges or abilities an opportunity to succeed in a different educational setting. Keep reading to learn more about alternative schools and their impact on college admissions.
Did You Know?
Fife School District public schools have a diversity score of 0.70, which is higher than the Washington average of 0.41. The most diverse school in the district is Endeavour Intermediate. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Washington or national school diversity statistics.