North Thurston Public Schools School District

305 College St Ne
Lacey, WA 98516-5390
(District boundaries shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

North Thurston Public Schools 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%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 24 public schools serving 15,028 students in North Thurston Public Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Washington.
Public Schools in North Thurston Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 36% (versus the Washington public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 53% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Washington public school average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (WA)
# Schools
24 Schools
2,555 Schools
# Students
15,028 Students
1,088,094 Students
# Teachers
856 Teachers
63,417 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

North Thurston Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 307 school districts in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 89% has increased from 83% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (WA)
#115 out of 307 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of North Thurston Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
36%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of North Thurston Public Schools  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 2021-22 school year data.
53%
53%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of North Thurston Public Schools  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 2021-22 school year data.
89%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of North Thurston Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of WA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.72
0.68
# American Indian Students
161 Students
13,580 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
1,065 Students
92,008 Students
% Asian Students
7%
9%
# Hispanic Students
3,338 Students
273,267 Students
% Hispanic Students
22%
25%
# Black Students
745 Students
50,542 Students
% Black Students
5%
5%
# White Students
6,860 Students
539,033 Students
% White Students
46%
50%
# Hawaiian Students
424 Students
14,335 Students
% Hawaiian Students
3%
1%
# Two or more races Students
2,416 Students
95,978 Students
% of Two or more races Students
16%
9%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
246
19,133
# Students in K Grade:
1,131
78,342
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,109
75,018
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,150
78,975
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,093
79,673
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,112
79,292
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,120
80,470
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,135
80,701
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,164
83,790
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,173
85,819
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,221
87,806
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,157
85,051
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,101
82,925
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,116
91,099
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $17,154 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,038. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,772 is less than the state median of $19,494. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
This School District
This State (WA)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$258 MM
$20,715 MM
This chart display total revenue of North Thurston Public Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$252 MM
$21,212 MM
This chart display total spending of North Thurston Public Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$17,154
$19,038
This chart display average revenue per public school student in North Thurston Public Schools  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student (20-21)
$16,772
$19,494
This chart display average spending per public school student in North Thurston Public Schools  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best North Thurston Public Schools School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Aspire Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5900 54th Ave Se
Olympia, WA 98513
(360) 412-4400
Grades: 6-8
| 306 students
Rank: #22.
Meadows Elementary School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
836 Deerbrush Dr Se
Olympia, WA 98513
(360) 412-4690
Grades: PK-6
| 696 students
Rank: #33.
Horizons Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4601 67th Ave Se
Olympia, WA 98513
(360) 412-4710
Grades: K-6
| 452 students
Rank: #44.
Evergreen Forest Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3025 Marvin Rd Se
Lacey, WA 98503
(360) 412-4670
Grades: PK-6
| 458 students
Rank: #55.
South Bay Elementary School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3845 Sleater Kinney Rd Ne
Olympia, WA 98506
(360) 412-4640
Grades: PK-6
| 562 students
Rank: #66.
North Thurston High School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
600 Sleater Kinney Rd Ne
Olympia, WA 98506
(360) 412-4800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,424 students
Rank: #77.
Lakes Elementary School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6211 Mullen Rd Se
Lacey, WA 98503
(360) 412-4600
Grades: PK-6
| 502 students
Rank: #88.
River Ridge High School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
350 River Ridge Drive Se
Olympia, WA 98513
(360) 412-4820
Grades: 9-12
| 1,489 students
Rank: #99.
Olympic View Elementary School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1330 Horne Ave Ne
Olympia, WA 98516
(360) 412-4660
Grades: K-6
| 571 students
Rank: #1010.
Timberline High School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6120 Mullen Rd Se
Lacey, WA 98503
(360) 412-4860
Grades: 9-12
| 1,367 students
Rank: #1111.
Woodland Elementary School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4630 Carpenter Rd Se
Lacey, WA 98503
(360) 412-4680
Grades: K-6
| 432 students
Rank: #1212.
Pleasant Glade Elementary School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1920 Abernethy Rd Ne
Olympia, WA 98516
(360) 412-4620
Grades: PK-6
| 604 students
Rank: #1313.
Chambers Prairie Elementary School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
6501 Virginia St Se
Olympia, WA 98513
(360) 412-4400
Grades: K-6
| 477 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Chinook Middle School
(Math: 32% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4301 6th Ave Ne
Olympia, WA 98516
(360) 412-4760
Grades: 6-8
| 763 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Komachin Middle School
(Math: 32% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3650 College St Se
Lacey, WA 98503
(360) 412-4740
Grades: 6-8
| 663 students
Rank: #1616.
Summit Virtual Academy
Alternative School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
305 College Street Ne
Olympia, WA 98516
(360) 412-4908
Grades: K-12
| 617 students
Rank: #1717.
Seven Oaks Elementary School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1800 Seven Oaks Dr Se
Lacey, WA 98503
(360) 412-4700
Grades: PK-6
| 453 students
Rank: #1818.
Mountain View Elementary School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1900 College St Se
Lacey, WA 98503
(360) 412-4630
Grades: PK-6
| 553 students
Rank: #1919.
Ignite Family Academy
Alternative School
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
411 6th Avenue Ne
Olympia, WA 98516
(360) 412-4907
Grades: K-8
| 34 students
Rank: #2020.
Lacey Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1800 Homann Dr Se
Lacey, WA 98503
(360) 412-4650
Grades: K-6
| 389 students
Rank: #2121.
Salish Middle School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
8605 Campus Glen Dr Ne
Olympia, WA 98516
(360) 412-4780
Grades: 6-8
| 738 students
Rank: #2222.
Lydia Hawk Elementary School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
7600 5th Ave Se
Lacey, WA 98503
(360) 412-4610
Grades: PK-6
| 486 students
Rank: #2323.
Nisqually Middle School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
8100 Steilacoom Rd Se
Lacey, WA 98503
(360) 412-4770
Grades: 6-8
| 843 students
Rank: #2424.
Envision Career Academy
Alternative School
Magnet School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
411 College St Ne
Olympia, WA 98516
(360) 412-4880
Grades: 9-12
| 149 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to North Thurston Public Schools School District?
North Thurston Public Schools School District manages 24 public schools serving 15,028 students.
What is the rank of North Thurston Public Schools School District?
North Thurston Public Schools School District is ranked #114 out of 307 school districts in Washington (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Washington school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in North Thurston Public Schools School District?
46% of North Thurston Public Schools School District students are White, 22% of students are Hispanic, 16% of students are Two or more races, 7% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Black, 3% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of North Thurston Public Schools School District?
North Thurston Public Schools School District has a student/teacher ratio of 18:1, which is higher than the Washington state average of 17:1.
What is North Thurston Public Schools School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $16,772 is less than the state median of $19,494. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 24 schools
  • Grades: 01-12
  • Enrollment: 15,028 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • : 89% (Top 30% in WA)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 36% (Top 50%)
  • : 53% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

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