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For the 2021 school year, there are 66 public schools serving 29,059 students in Tacoma School District. Tacoma School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Washington.
The top ranked public schools in Tacoma School District are Lowell, Washington Elementary School and Sherman. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Public schools in Tacoma School District have an average math proficiency score of 40% (versus the Washington public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 61% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Washington.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Washington public school average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

School District NameTacoma School District
School District Phone Number(253) 571-1000
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (WA)
# of Schools66 Schools2,437 Schools
# of Students29,059 Students1,115,752 Students
# of Teachers1,601 Teachers60,358 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1

District Comparison

Tacoma School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 305 school districts in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 92% has increased from 70% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#190 out of 305 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Tacoma   School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
51%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
92%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Tacoma   School District and public school graduation rate of WA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.770.64
# of American Indian Students357 Students15,565 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
2%
# of Asian Students2,717 Students85,277 Students
% Asian Students
10%
8%
# of Hispanic Students5,893 Students257,629 Students
% Hispanic Students
20%
23%
# of Black Students4,366 Students48,227 Students
% Black Students
15%
4%
# of White Students11,427 Students601,824 Students
% White Students
39%
54%
# of Hawaiian Students857 Students12,086 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
3%
1%
# of Two or more races Students3,442 Students88,891 Students
% of Two or more races Students
12%
8%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:28715,751
# of Students in Kindergarten:2,25781,202
# of Students in 1st Grade:2,27583,119
# of Students in 2nd Grade:2,31083,362
# of Students in 3rd Grade:2,36685,872
# of Students in 4th Grade:2,43487,647
# of Students in 5th Grade:2,41386,952
# of Students in 6th Grade:2,21684,497
# of Students in 7th Grade:2,05482,499
# of Students in 8th Grade:2,05982,140
# of Students in 9th Grade:2,05083,879
# of Students in 10th Grade:2,05682,786
# of Students in 11th Grade:1,98883,702
# of Students in 12th Grade:2,29492,344
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

The revenue/student of $16,193 is higher than the state median of $14,719. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $18,262 is higher than the state median of $15,098. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (WA)
Total Revenue$471 MM$13 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 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$531 MM$13 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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$16,193$14,719
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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$18,262$15,098
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 2016-17 school year data.

Tacoma School District Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    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: #22.
    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: #33.
    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: #44.
    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: #55.
    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: #66.
    Stanley Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1712 S 17th St
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253) 571-4500

    Grades: PK-5 | 303 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Stadium Math: 54% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    111 N E St
    Tacoma, WA 98403
    (253) 571-3100

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,459 student
  • Rank: #88.
    Science And Math Institute Magnet School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    5501 N. Pearl St, Tacoma
    Tacoma, WA 98407
    (253) 571-2300

    Grades: 9-12 | 484 students
  • Rank: #99.
    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 | 285 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Mason Math: 55% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3901 N 28th St
    Tacoma, WA 98407
    (253) 571-7000

    Grades: 6-8 | 779 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Grant Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1018 N Prospect St
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253) 571-5400

    Grades: PK-5 | 342 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Crescent Heights Math: 58% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    4110 Nassau Ave Ne
    Tacoma, WA 98422
    (253) 571-5500

    Grades: K-5 | 465 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Jefferson Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    6501 N 23rd St
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253) 571-2261

    Grades: PK-5 | 318 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Edison Math: 52% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    5830 S Pine St
    Tacoma, WA 98409
    (253) 571-1700

    Grades: PK-5 | 432 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Industrial Design Engineering And Art Magnet School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    6701 S Park Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98444
    (253) 571-7906

    Grades: 9-10 | 161 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Skyline Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2301 N Mildred St
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253) 571-7800

    Grades: PK-5 | 349 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Mann Math: 48% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1002 S 52nd St
    Tacoma, WA 98408
    (253) 571-6300

    Grades: PK-5 | 472 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Northeast Tacoma Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    5412 29th St Ne
    Tacoma, WA 98422
    (253) 571-6940

    Grades: PK-5 | 373 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Wilson Math: 35% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1202 N Orchard St
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253) 571-6000

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,280 student
  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Fern Hill Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    8442 S Park Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98444
    (253) 571-3888

    Grades: PK-5 | 306 students
  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Lyon Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    101 E 46th St
    Tacoma, WA 98404
    (253) 571-4800

    Grades: PK-5 | 346 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Whittier Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    777 Elm Tree Ln
    Tacoma, WA 98466
    (253) 571-7500

    Grades: PK-5 | 401 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Meeker Math: 45% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4402 Nassau Ave Ne
    Tacoma, WA 98422
    (253) 571-6500

    Grades: 6-8 | 674 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Tacoma School Of The Arts Math: 10-14% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1102 A St, Suite 200
    Tacoma, WA 98402
    (253) 571-7900

    Grades: 9-12 | 618 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Wainwright Math: 41% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    130 Alameda Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98466
    (253) 571-2152

    Grades: 4-7 | 390 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Day Reporting School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5501 6th Avenue
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253) 571-2670

    Grades: 9-12 | 23 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Geiger Math: 47% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    7401 S 8th St
    Tacoma, WA 98465
    (253) 571-6800

    Grades: K-5 | 476 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Helen B. Stafford Elementary School Math: 48% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1615 South 92nd St
    Tacoma, WA 98444
    (253) 571-4300

    Grades: PK-5 | 517 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Delong Math: 43% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4901 S 14 St St
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253) 571-5800

    Grades: K-5 | 416 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Bryant Math: 41% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    717 S Grant Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253) 571-2800

    Grades: PK-8 | 510 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Manitou Park Math: 39% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4330 S 66th St
    Tacoma, WA 98409
    (253) 571-5300

    Grades: PK-5 | 470 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Franklin Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1402 S Lawrence St
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253) 571-1400

    Grades: PK-5 | 306 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Truman Math: 38% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5801 N 35th St
    Tacoma, WA 98407
    (253) 571-5600

    Grades: 6-8 | 764 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Fawcett Math: 42% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    126 E 60th St
    Tacoma, WA 98404
    (253) 571-4700

    Grades: K-5 | 440 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Sheridan Math: 40% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5317 E Mckinley Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98404
    (253) 571-5900

    Grades: PK-5 | 522 students
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