Top 10 Best Pierce County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 276 public schools serving 145,518 students in Pierce County, WA. Pierce County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Washington.
The top ranked public schools in Pierce County, WA are Mountain Meadow Elementary School, Lowell and Steilacoom High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Pierce County, WA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 49% (versus the Washington public school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 61% (versus the 61% statewide average). Schools in Pierce County have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of Washington public schools.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Washington public school average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Best Pierce County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mountain Meadow Elementary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11812 Mundy Loss Rd
Buckley, WA 98321
(360) 829-3356
Grades: PK-5
| 540 students
Rank: #22.
Lowell
Math: 84% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
810 Mr. Dahl Dr
Tacoma, WA 98403
(253) 571-7200
Grades: K-5
| 432 students
Rank: #33.
Steilacoom High School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
54 Sentinel Drive
Steilacoom, WA 98388
(253) 983-2300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,036 students
Rank: #44.
Emerald Hills Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
19515 S Tapps Dr E
Sumner, WA 98390
(253) 891-4750
Grades: K-5
| 487 students
Rank: #55.
Lakeland Hills Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1020 Evergreen Way Se
Auburn, WA 98092
(253) 876-7711
Grades: K-5
| 732 students
Rank: #66.
Lake Tapps Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1320 178th Avenue E.
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
(253) 862-6600
Grades: 1-3
| 462 students
Rank: #77.
Narrows View Intermediate
Math: 76% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
7813 44th St W
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 566-5630
Grades: 5-7
| 686 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Carbonado Historical School 19
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
427 4th St
Carbonado, WA 98323
(360) 829-0121
Grades: K-8
| 176 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
North Tapps Middle School
Math: 71% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
20029 12th Street E.
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
(253) 862-2776
Grades: 6-8
| 523 students
Rank: #1010.
Drum Intermediate
Math: 75% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4909 79th Avenue W
University Place, WA 98467
(253) 566-5660
Grades: 5-7
| 589 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Dieringer Heights Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
21727 34th Street E.
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
(253) 826-4937
Grades: 4-5
| 483 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Fruitland Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1515 Fruitland Ave
Puyallup, WA 98371
(253) 841-8734
Grades: K-6
| 579 students
Rank: #1313.
Discovery Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4905 Rosedale St Nw
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
(253) 530-1200
Grades: K-5
| 517 students
Rank: #1414.
Artondale Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6219 40th Street Nw
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
(253) 530-1100
Grades: PK-5
| 482 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Maple Lawn Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
230 Wood Ave
Sumner, WA 98390
(253) 891-4400
Grades: PK-5
| 638 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Voyager Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5615 Kopachuck Dr Nw
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
(253) 530-4800
Grades: K-5
| 629 students
Rank: #1717.
Sherman
Math: 69% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4415 N 38th St
Tacoma, WA 98407
(253) 571-5488
Grades: K-5
| 413 students
Rank: #1818.
University Place Primary
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
2708 W Grandview Dr
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 566-5620
Grades: PK-4
| 516 students
Rank: #1919.
Ridgecrest Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12616 Shaw Rd E
Puyallup, WA 98374
(253) 841-8753
Grades: K-6
| 519 students
Rank: #2020.
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: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Browns Point
Math: 69% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1526 51st St Ne
Tacoma, WA 98422
(253) 571-7600
Grades: K-5
| 428 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Rainier Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2410 Stryker Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98433
(253) 583-5220
Grades: PK-5
| 491 students
Rank: #2323.
Curtis Junior High School
Math: 65% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3725 Grandview Drive West
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 566-5670
Grades: 8-9
| 966 students
Rank: #2424.
Kopachuck Middle School
Math: 67% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10414 56th St Nw
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
(253) 530-4100
Grades: 6-8
| 517 students
Rank: #2525.
Curtis Senior High School
Math: 61% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8425 40th W
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 566-5710
Grades: 10-12
| 1,414 students
Rank: #2626.
Washington Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6501 S 10th St
Tacoma, WA 98407
(253) 571-5738
Grades: K-5
| 478 students
Rank: #2727.
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: #2828.
Stanley
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1712 S 17th St
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 571-4500
Grades: PK-5
| 303 students
Rank: #2929.
Sumner High School
Math: 56% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1707 Main St
Sumner, WA 98390
(253) 891-5500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,824 students
Rank: #3030.
Jefferson
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6501 N 23rd St
Tacoma, WA 98406
(253) 571-2261
Grades: PK-5
| 318 students
Rank: #3131.
Lakeridge Middle School
Math: 63% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(2)
5909 Myers Rd E
Sumner, WA 98390
(253) 891-5100
Grades: 6-8
| 631 students
Rank: #3232.
Gig Harbor High School
Math: 54% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5101 Rosedale St Nw
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
(253) 530-1400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,610 students
Rank: #3333.
Victor Falls Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11401 188th Ave Ct. E
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
(253) 891-4700
Grades: PK-5
| 547 students
Rank: #3434.
Elk Ridge Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
340 River Ave North
Buckley, WA 98321
(360) 829-3354
Grades: K-5
| 426 students
Rank: #3535.
Eismann Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
13802 Canyon View Blvd East
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
(253) 891-4500
Grades: PK-5
| 725 students
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Pierce County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
10026 204th St East
Graham, WA 98338
(253) 683-6000
Grades: K-6
| 45 students
516 176th St East
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 683-6092
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
303 159th Street E
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 683-6923
Grades: PK
| n/a students
3319 So Adams St
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 571-1387
Grades: 9-10
| 14 students
South Divison And Liggett
Tacoma, WA 98433
(253) 583-5220
Grades: PK-5
| 340 students
27515 120th St E
Buckley, WA 98321
(360) 829-1182
Grades: 4-12
| n/a students
8805 40th St W. Suite A
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 566-5649
Grades: 9-12
| 47 students
303 159th Street E
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 683-6931
Grades: PK
| n/a students
813 132nd St. S.
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 298-4000
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
1115 E Division Ln
Tacoma, WA 98404
(253) 571-1405
Grades: 6-8
| 341 students
714 S 27th St
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 571-3273
Grades: 9-12
| 33 students
North Division And Idaho Ave
Tacoma, WA 98433
(253) 583-5260
Grades: PK-5
| 337 students
510 Chambers
Steilacoom, WA 98388
(253) 588-5052
Grades: K-4
| n/a students
22015 22nd Ave E
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 683-6931
Grades: PK
| 19 students
1311 172nd St E
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 683-6931
Grades: PK
| 19 students
4010 Woodbrook Dr Sw
Lakewood, WA 98439
(253) 589-7765
Grades: PK-5
| 304 students
14015 62nd Ave Nw
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
(253) 858-5560
Grades: K-8
| 23 students
Home Based (Closed 2015)
Alternative School
601 S 8th St
Tacoma, WA 98401
(253) 571-5100
Grades: PK-12
| 242 students
6501 South 10th St
Tacoma, WA 98465
(253) 571-2400
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
12171 Pacific Ave
Puyallup, WA 98373
(253) 537-0211
Grades: 7-12
| 42 students
516 E 176th Street
Spanaway, WA 98387
(206) 536-7272
Grades: PK
| 2 students
8800 121st Sw
Lakewood, WA 98498
(253) 583-5300
Grades: PK-5
| 223 students
5214 Steilacoom Blvd Sw
Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 583-5390
Grades: 9-12
| 61 students
5802 20th St East
Tacoma, WA 98424
(253) 517-1135
Grades: 10-12
| 34 students
1801 E 56th St
Tacoma, WA 98404
(253) 571-2080
Grades: 6-8
| 392 students
3702 East Mckinley Ave
Tacoma, WA 98404
(253) 571-4340
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
1818 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 571-1387
Grades: 9-11
| 12 students
11110 Pacific Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 537-0211
Grades: 7-12
| 129 students
1321 Martin Luter King Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 945-2000
Grades: 9
| 1 students
3319 S Adams St
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 571-1387
Grades: 9-12
| 290 students
3319 S Adams
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 571-1387
Grades: 9-12
| 156 students
3230 85th St So
Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 583-5340
Grades: PK-5
| 356 students
Park Avenue Center (Closed 2014)
Special Education School
6701 South Park Ave
Tacoma, WA 98408
(253) 571-2600
Grades: K-12
| 32 students
516 176th St East
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 683-5950
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
7315 Eustis Hunt Rd
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 683-6922
Grades: PK
| n/a students
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