Top 10 Best Tacoma Public Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 106 public schools serving 47,866 students in Tacoma, WA (there are 30 private schools, serving 6,220 private students). 88% of all K-12 students in Tacoma, WA are educated in public schools compared to the WA state average of 91%. Tacoma has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Washington.
The top ranked public schools in Tacoma, WA are Lowell, Narrows View Intermediate and Sherman. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Tacoma, WA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 43% (versus the Washington public school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 61% statewide average). Schools in Tacoma have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Washington public schools.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Washington public school average of 49% (majority Hispanic).

Best Tacoma, WA Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lowell
Math: 84% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
810 Mr. Dahl Dr
Tacoma, WA 98403
(253) 571-7200
Grades: K-5
| 371 students
Rank: #22.
Narrows View Intermediate
Math: 76% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7813 44th St W
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 566-5630
Grades: 5-7
| 671 students
Rank: #33.
Sherman
Math: 69% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4415 N 38th St
Tacoma, WA 98407
(253) 571-5488
Grades: K-5
| 425 students
Rank: #44.
University Place Primary
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2708 W Grandview Dr
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 566-5620
Grades: PK-4
| 519 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Browns Point
Math: 69% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1526 51st St Ne
Tacoma, WA 98422
(253) 571-7600
Grades: K-5
| 397 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Rainier Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2410 Stryker Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98433
(253) 583-5220
Grades: PK-5
| 430 students
Rank: #77.
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
| 880 students
Rank: #88.
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
| 1,381 students
Rank: #99.
Washington Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6501 S 10th St
Tacoma, WA 98407
(253) 571-5738
Grades: PK-5
| 382 students
Rank: #1010.
Naches Trail Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
15305 Waller Road East
Tacoma, WA 98446
(253) 800-8700
Grades: K-5
| 411 students
Rank: #1111.
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
| 379 students
Rank: #1212.
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
| 316 students
Rank: #1313.
Beachwood Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8890 Concord Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98433
(253) 583-5260
Grades: PK-5
| 290 students
Rank: #1414.
Point Defiance
Math: 66% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4330 N Visscher St
Tacoma, WA 98407
(253) 571-6900
Grades: PK-5
| 338 students
Rank: #1515.
Chester H Thompson Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
303 159th St E
Tacoma, WA 98445
(253) 800-5800
Grades: K-5
| 718 students
Rank: #1616.
Science And Math Institute Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5501 N. Pearl St
Tacoma, WA 98407
(253) 571-2300
Grades: 9-12
| 615 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Skyline
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2301 N Mildred St
Tacoma, WA 98406
(253) 571-7800
Grades: PK-5
| 313 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Sunset Primary
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4523 97th Ave W
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 566-5640
Grades: PK-4
| 536 students
Rank: #1919.
Mason
Math: 57% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3901 N 28th St
Tacoma, WA 98407
(253) 571-7000
Grades: 6-8
| 802 students
Rank: #2020.
Evergreen Primary
Math: 67% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7102 40th St W
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 566-5680
Grades: PK-4
| 554 students
Rank: #2121.
Crescent Heights
Math: 62% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4110 Nassau Ave Ne
Tacoma, WA 98422
(253) 571-5500
Grades: K-5
| 418 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Downing
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2502 N Orchard St
Tacoma, WA 98406
(253) 571-7133
Grades: PK-5
| 273 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Grant
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1018 N Prospect St
Tacoma, WA 98406
(253) 571-5400
Grades: PK-5
| 344 students
Rank: #2424.
Fife High School
Math: 42% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5616 20th St E
Tacoma, WA 98424
(253) 517-1100
Grades: 10-12
| 852 students
Rank: #2525.
Northeast Tacoma
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5412 29th St Ne
Tacoma, WA 98422
(253) 571-6933
Grades: PK-5
| 384 students
Rank: #2626.
Stadium Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
111 N E St
Tacoma, WA 98403
(253) 571-3100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,529 students
Rank: #2727.
Clover Creek Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
16715 36th Avenue East
Tacoma, WA 98446
(253) 683-7800
Grades: K-5
| 782 students
Rank: #2828.
Edison
Math: 57% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5830 S Pine St
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 571-1700
Grades: PK-5
| 419 students
Rank: #2929.
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: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Geiger
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7401 S 8th St
Tacoma, WA 98465
(253) 571-6800
Grades: PK-5
| 438 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Meriwether Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
10285 Compass Ave
Tacoma, WA 98433
(253) 583-5200
Grades: PK-5
| 275 students
Rank: #3232.
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: #3333.
Industrial Design Engineering And Art Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6701 S Park Ave
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 571-7906
Grades: 9-12
| 388 students
Rank: #3434.
Bryant
Math: 49% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
717 S Grant Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 571-2800
Grades: PK-8
| 276 students
Rank: #3535.
Mann
Math: 46% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1002 S 52nd St
Tacoma, WA 98408
(253) 571-6300
Grades: PK-5
| 381 students
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Tacoma, Washington Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
3319 So Adams St
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 571-1387
Grades: 9-10
| 14 students
8425 40th St W
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 566-5600
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
South Divison And Liggett
Tacoma, WA 98433
(253) 583-5220
Grades: PK-5
| 340 students
8805 40th St W. Suite A
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 566-5649
Grades: 9-12
| 47 students
5501 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406
(253) 571-2670
Grades: 9-12
| 9 students
1301 E. 34th Street
Tacoma, WA 98404
(253) 722-5883
Grades: 6-8
| 160 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
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
2601 S 35th St Suite 100
Tacoma, WA 98409
(866) 800-0017
Grades: 9-12
| n/a 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
Park Avenue Center (Closed 2014)
Special Education School
6701 South Park Ave
Tacoma, WA 98408
(253) 571-2600
Grades: K-12
| 32 students
1818 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 571-3273
Grades: 9-12
| 196 students
1818 Tacoma Ave So
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 571-2191
Grades: 9-11
| 36 students
4415 N 38th St
Tacoma, WA 98407
(253) 571-2255
Grades: PK-5
| 335 students
1301 E 34th Street
Tacoma, WA 98404
(253) 444-6759
Grades: K-8
| 220 students
2136 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
(509) 258-4534
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
409 Puyallup Ave
Tacoma, WA 98421
(509) 258-4534
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
3319 So Adams St
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 571-2645
Grades: 9-12
| 23 students
3717 Grandview Drive W
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 566-5600
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
3319 So Adams St
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 571-1387
Grades: 9-12
| 10 students
2601 S 35th Street Suite 100
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 591-6888
Grades: K-12
| 6,245 students
2601 S 35th Street Suite 100
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 964-1068
Grades: 9-12
| 335 students

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