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For the 2021 school year, there are 273 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 Emerald Hills Elementary School, Dieringer Heights Elementary School and Lowell. 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 51%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (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).

Top Pierce County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Emerald Hills Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    19515 S Tapps Dr E
    Sumner, WA 98390
    (253) 891-4750

    Grades: K-5 | 487 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Dieringer Heights Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    21727 34th Street E.
    Bonney Lake, WA 98391
    (253) 826-4937

    Grades: 4-5 | 483 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Lowell Math: 79% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    810 Mr. Dahl Dr
    Tacoma, WA 98403
    (253) 571-7200

    Grades: K-5 | 432 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Voyager Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5615 Kopachuck Dr Nw
    Gig Harbor, WA 98335
    (253) 530-4800

    Grades: K-5 | 629 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Drum Intermediate Math: 78% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4909 79th Avenue W
    University Place, WA 98467
    (253) 566-5660

    Grades: 5-7 | 589 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Lakeland Hills Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1020 Evergreen Way Se
    Auburn, WA 98092
    (253) 876-7711

    Grades: K-5 | 732 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Mountain Meadow Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    11812 Mundy Loss Rd
    Buckley, WA 98321
    (360) 829-3356

    Grades: PK-5 | 540 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Fruitland Elementary School Math: 77% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1515 Fruitland Ave
    Puyallup, WA 98371
    (253) 841-8734

    Grades: K-6 | 579 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Lake Tapps Elementary School Math: 75-79% | 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: #1010.
    Washington Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    6501 S 10th St
    Tacoma, WA 98407
    (253) 571-5738

    Grades: K-5 | 478 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Kopachuck Middle School Math: 68% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    10414 56th St Nw
    Gig Harbor, WA 98335
    (253) 530-4100

    Grades: 6-8 | 517 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Evergreen Primary Math: 81% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    7102 40th St W
    Tacoma, WA 98466
    (253) 566-5680

    Grades: PK-4 | 529 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Sherman Math: 72% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4415 N 38th St
    Tacoma, WA 98407
    (253) 571-5488

    Grades: K-5 | 413 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Curtis Junior High School Math: 70% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3725 Grandview Drive West
    Tacoma, WA 98466
    (253) 566-5670

    Grades: 8-9 | 966 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Narrows View Intermediate Math: 75% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    7813 44th St W
    Tacoma, WA 98466
    (253) 566-5630

    Grades: 5-7 | 686 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Artondale Elementary School Math: 74% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    6219 40th Street Nw
    Gig Harbor, WA 98335
    (253) 530-1100

    Grades: PK-5 | 482 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    University Place Primary Math: 76% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2708 W Grandview Dr
    Tacoma, WA 98466
    (253) 566-5620

    Grades: PK-4 | 516 students
  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Beachwood Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    8890 Concord Avenue
    Tacoma, WA 98433
    (253) 583-5260

    Grades: PK-5 | 328 students
  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Carbonado Historical School 19 Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    427 4th St
    Carbonado, WA 98323
    (360) 829-0121

    Grades: K-8 | 176 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.
    Lakeridge Middle School Math: 66% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    5909 Myers Rd E
    Sumner, WA 98390
    (253) 891-5100

    Grades: 6-8 | 631 students
  • Rank: #21-2221.- 22.
    Purdy Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    13815 62nd Ave Nw
    Gig Harbor, WA 98332
    (253) 530-4600

    Grades: PK-5 | 599 students
  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    Discovery Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4905 Rosedale St Nw
    Gig Harbor, WA 98335
    (253) 530-1200

    Grades: K-5 | 517 students
  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    North Tapps Middle School Math: 71% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    20029 12th Street E.
    Bonney Lake, WA 98391
    (253) 862-2776

    Grades: 6-8 | 523 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Browns Point Math: 66% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1526 51st St Ne
    Tacoma, WA 98422
    (253) 571-7600

    Grades: K-5 | 428 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Harbor Ridge Middle School Math: 63% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    9010 Prentice Ave
    Gig Harbor, WA 98332
    (253) 530-1900

    Grades: 6-8 | 597 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Crestwood Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3914 W Tapps Dr E
    Sumner, WA 98390
    (253) 891-4550

    Grades: PK-5 | 475 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Point Defiance Math: 70-74% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4330 N Visscher St
    Tacoma, WA 98407
    (253) 571-6900

    Grades: PK-5 | 393 students
  • Rank: #29-3029.- 30.
    Chester H Thompson Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    303 159th St E
    Tacoma, WA 98445
    (253) 683-5800

    Grades: K-5 | 621 students
  • Rank: #29-3029.- 30.
    Mt View Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3411 119th Ave E
    Puyallup, WA 98372
    (253) 841-8738

    Grades: K-6 | 330 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Kalles Junior High School Math: 64% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    501 7th Ave Se
    Puyallup, WA 98372
    (253) 841-8729

    Grades: 7-9 | 897 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Gig Harbor High School Math: 55% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    5101 Rosedale St Nw
    Gig Harbor, WA 98335
    (253) 530-1400

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,610 student
  • Rank: #3333.
    Maplewood Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1110 W Pioneer
    Puyallup, WA 98371
    (253) 841-8737

    Grades: PK-6 | 447 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Sumner High School Math: 55% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1707 Main St
    Sumner, WA 98390
    (253) 891-5500

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,824 student
  • Rank: #3535.
    Curtis Senior High School Math: 56% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    8425 40th W
    Tacoma, WA 98466
    (253) 566-5710

    Grades: 10-12 | 1,414 student
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