Tacoma School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 67 public schools serving 28,688 students in Tacoma School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Washington.
Public Schools in Tacoma School District have an average math proficiency score of 40% (versus the Washington public school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 61% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Tacoma School District are Lowell, Sherman and Browns Point. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Tacoma School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Washington.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Washington public school average of 49% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Tacoma 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
Tacoma School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (WA)
# Schools
67 Schools
2,514 Schools
# Students
28,688 Students
1,089,064 Students
# Teachers
1,622 Teachers
62,078 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Tacoma 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 90% has increased from 78% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (WA)
Overall District Rank
#195 out of 306 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Tacoma   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Tacoma   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)
53%
61%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Tacoma   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
90%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Tacoma   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
277 Students
14,334 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
2,543 Students
90,824 Students
% Asian Students
9%
8%
# Hispanic Students
6,248 Students
268,788 Students
% Hispanic Students
22%
25%
# Black Students
3,761 Students
49,701 Students
% Black Students
13%
5%
# White Students
10,285 Students
554,577 Students
% White Students
36%
51%
# Hawaiian Students
944 Students
13,446 Students
% Hawaiian Students
3%
1%
# Two or more races Students
4,591 Students
95,985 Students
% of Two or more races Students
16%
9%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
886
19,196
# Students in K Grade:
1,951
70,636
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,136
78,297
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,152
79,453
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,055
79,424
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,115
80,784
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,141
81,374
# Students in 6th Grade:
2,136
83,852
# Students in 7th Grade:
2,241
86,059
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,284
86,333
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,192
85,558
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,091
83,970
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,154
83,278
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,154
90,850
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $17,323 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 $17,922 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
$497 MM
$14 MM
This chart display total revenue of Tacoma   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
$514 MM
$14 MM
This chart display total spending of Tacoma   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
$17,323
$17,989
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Tacoma   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
$17,922
$18,307
This chart display average spending per public school student in Tacoma   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 Tacoma School District Public Schools (2022)

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.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
Science And Math Institute
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: #99.
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: #1010.
Mason
Math: 57% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(2)
3901 N 28th St
Tacoma, WA 98407
(253) 571-7000
Grades: 6-8
| 802 students
Rank: #1111.
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: #12 - 1312. - 13.
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: #12 - 1312. - 13.
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: #1414.
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: #1515.
Stadium
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: #1616.
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: #1717.
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: #1818.
Industrial Design Engineering And Art
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: #1919.
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: #2020.
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
Rank: #2121.
Fern Hill
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
8442 S Park Ave
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 571-3888
Grades: PK-5
| 326 students
Rank: #2222.
Meeker
Math: 43% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4402 Nassau Ave Ne
Tacoma, WA 98422
(253) 571-6500
Grades: 6-8
| 661 students
Rank: #2323.
Helen B. Stafford Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1615 South 92nd St
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 571-4300
Grades: PK-5
| 460 students
Rank: #2424.
Special Services
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
601 S. 8th Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 571-1224
Grades: PK-12
| 32 students
Rank: #2525.
Fawcett
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
126 E 60th St
Tacoma, WA 98404
(253) 571-4700
Grades: PK-5
| 373 students
Rank: #2626.
Lyon
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
101 E 46th St
Tacoma, WA 98404
(253) 571-4800
Grades: PK-5
| 366 students
Rank: #2727.
Tacoma School Of The Arts
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1102 A St, Suite 200
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 571-7900
Grades: 9-12
| 633 students
Rank: #2828.
Wilson
Math: 31% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1202 N Orchard St
Tacoma, WA 98406
(253) 571-6000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,214 students
Rank: #2929.
Wainwright
Math: 36% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
130 Alameda Ave
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 571-2152
Grades: 4-8
| 456 students
Rank: #3030.
Whitman
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1120 S 39th St
Tacoma, WA 98408
(253) 571-7272
Grades: PK-5
| 344 students
Rank: #3131.
Truman
Math: 36% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
5801 N 35th St
Tacoma, WA 98407
(253) 571-5600
Grades: 6-8
| 700 students
Rank: #3232.
Delong
Math: 39% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
4901 S 14 St St
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 571-5800
Grades: PK-5
| 395 students
Rank: #3333.
Whittier
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
777 Elm Tree Ln
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 571-7500
Grades: PK-5
| 379 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Lister
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2106 E 44th St
Tacoma, WA 98404
(253) 571-2900
Grades: PK-5
| 410 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Reed
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1802 S 36th St
Tacoma, WA 98418
(253) 571-6464
Grades: PK-5
| 392 students
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Tacoma School District
  • 601 S 8TH, TACOMA, WA, 98401-1357
  • (253) 571-1000
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 28,688 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Top 30% in WA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.78

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