Franklin Pierce School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 15 public schools serving 7,595 students in Franklin Pierce School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Washington.
Public Schools in Franklin Pierce School District have an average math proficiency score of 35% (versus the Washington public school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 51% (versus the 61% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Franklin Pierce School District are Franklin Pierce High School, James Sales Elementary School and Central Avenue Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Franklin Pierce School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Washington.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Washington public school average of 49% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Franklin Pierce 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
Franklin Pierce School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (WA)
# Schools
15 Schools
2,514 Schools
# Students
7,595 Students
1,089,064 Students
# Teachers
458 Teachers
62,078 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Franklin Pierce School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 303 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 89% has increased from 79% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (WA)
Overall District Rank
#223 out of 306 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Franklin Pierce   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Franklin Pierce   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)
51%
61%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Franklin Pierce   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
89%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Franklin Pierce   School District and public school graduation rate of WA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.78
0.67
# American Indian Students
69 Students
14,334 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
472 Students
90,824 Students
% Asian Students
6%
8%
# Hispanic Students
2,382 Students
268,788 Students
% Hispanic Students
32%
25%
# Black Students
785 Students
49,701 Students
% Black Students
10%
5%
# White Students
2,201 Students
554,577 Students
% White Students
29%
51%
# Hawaiian Students
480 Students
13,446 Students
% Hawaiian Students
6%
1%
# Two or more races Students
1,206 Students
95,985 Students
% of Two or more races Students
16%
9%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
183
19,196
# Students in K Grade:
493
70,636
# Students in 1st Grade:
529
78,297
# Students in 2nd Grade:
586
79,453
# Students in 3rd Grade:
578
79,424
# Students in 4th Grade:
570
80,784
# Students in 5th Grade:
589
81,374
# Students in 6th Grade:
585
83,852
# Students in 7th Grade:
612
86,059
# Students in 8th Grade:
621
86,333
# Students in 9th Grade:
639
85,558
# Students in 10th Grade:
550
83,970
# Students in 11th Grade:
513
83,278
# Students in 12th Grade:
547
90,850
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,681 in this school district is less than the state median of $17,989. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,842 is less than the state median of $18,307. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (WA)
Total Revenue
$127 MM
$14 MM
This chart display total revenue of Franklin Pierce   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in WA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$128 MM
$14 MM
This chart display total spending of Franklin Pierce   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in WA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,681
$17,989
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Franklin Pierce   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in WA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$16,842
$18,307
This chart display average spending per public school student in Franklin Pierce   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in WA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Franklin Pierce School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Franklin Pierce High School
Math: 44% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
11002 18th Ave E
Tacoma, WA 98445
(253) 298-3805
Grades: 9-12
| 1,191 students
Rank: #22.
James Sales Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1301 113th Street S
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 298-4205
Grades: K-5
| 381 students
Rank: #33.
Central Avenue Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4608 128th St E
Tacoma, WA 98446
(253) 298-3205
Grades: K-5
| 368 students
Rank: #44.
Gates Secondary School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
813 132nd Street S
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 298-4005
Grades: 8-12
| 84 students
Rank: #55.
Collins Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1920 128th Street E
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 298-3405
Grades: PK-5
| 485 students
Rank: #66.
Midland Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2300 105th St E
Tacoma, WA 98445
(253) 298-4500
Grades: K-5
| 493 students
Rank: #77.
Brookdale Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
11213 S Sheridan Ave
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 298-3105
Grades: PK-5
| 467 students
Rank: #88.
Washington High School
Math: 24% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
12420 Ainsworth Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 298-4705
Grades: 9-12
| 974 students
Rank: #99.
Harvard Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1709 85th Street E
Tacoma, WA 98445
(253) 298-4105
Grades: K-5
| 388 students
Rank: #1010.
Morris Ford Middle School
Math: 31% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1602 104th Street East
Tacoma, WA 98445
(253) 298-3605
Grades: 6-8
| 979 students
Rank: #1111.
Christensen Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
10232 Barnes Lane
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 298-3305
Grades: PK-5
| 403 students
Rank: #1212.
Elmhurst Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
420 133rd St E
Tacoma, WA 98445
(253) 298-3505
Grades: K-5
| 360 students
Rank: #1313.
Perry G Keithley Middle School
Math: 23% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
12324 12th Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 298-4307
Grades: 6-8
| 839 students
Rank: n/an/a
Early Learning Center
12223 S A Street
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 298-4675
Grades: PK
| 183 students
Rank: n/an/a
Learning Support
315 129th Street So
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 298-3005
Grades: PK
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Franklin Pierce School District
  • 315 129TH ST S, TACOMA, WA, 98444-5099
  • (253) 298-3000
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 7,595 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 30% in WA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.78

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