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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 66 public schools in Tacoma School District, serving 29,059 students.
  • 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 school ranking is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Washington.
  • The top ranked public schools in Tacoma School District are Lowell, Washington Elementary School and Sherman. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • 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).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Washington public school average of 18:1.

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 Schools2,435 Schools
# of Students29,059 Students1,112,435 Students
# of Teachers1,601 Teachers60,269 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 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)
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 Score0.770.64
# of American Indian Students357 Students15,622 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
2%
# of Asian Students2,717 Students85,396 Students
% Asian Students
10%
8%
# of Hispanic Students5,893 Students257,984 Students
% Hispanic Students
20%
23%
# of Black Students4,366 Students48,441 Students
% Black Students
15%
4%
# of White Students11,427 Students603,896 Students
% White Students
39%
54%
# of Hawaiian Students857 Students12,141 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
3%
1%
# of Two or more races Students3,442 Students88,955 Students
% of Two or more races Students
12%
8%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:28715,754
# of Students in Kindergarten:2,25781,110
# of Students in 1st Grade:2,27583,006
# of Students in 2nd Grade:2,31083,225
# of Students in 3rd Grade:2,36685,737
# of Students in 4th Grade:2,43487,520
# of Students in 5th Grade:2,41386,815
# of Students in 6th Grade:2,21684,097
# of Students in 7th Grade:2,05482,192
# of Students in 8th Grade:2,05981,964
# of Students in 9th Grade:2,05083,278
# of Students in 10th Grade:2,05682,294
# of Students in 11th Grade:1,98883,363
# of Students in 12th Grade:2,29492,080
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $12,330 in this school district is less than the state average of $15,382. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $12,196 is less than the state average of $13,509. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (WA)
Total Revenue$357 MM$12 MM
This chart display total revenue of Tacoma   School District and average revenue for each school distric in WA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending$353 MM$11 MM
This chart display total spending of Tacoma   School District and average spending for each school distric in WA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student$12,330$15,382
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Tacoma   School District and average revenue per public school student in WA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student$12,196$13,509
This chart display average spending per public school student in Tacoma   School District and average spending per public school student in WA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Tacoma School District Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Alternative Spcl Needs Div Occ Special Education School
    601 S 8th St
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253)571-1040

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
  • Angelo Giaudrone Middle School Math: 29% | Reading: 43%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    4902 S Alaska St
    Tacoma, WA 98408
    (253)571-5811

    Grades: 6-8 | 668 students
  • Arlington Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3002 S 72nd St
    Tacoma, WA 98409
    (253)571-3200

    Grades: PK-5 | 367 students
  • Baker Math: 32% | Reading: 45%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    8001 So J Street
    Tacoma, WA 98408
    (253)571-5000

    Grades: 6-8 | 741 students
  • Birney Math: 29% | Reading: 38%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1202 S 76th St
    Tacoma, WA 98408
    (253)571-4600

    Grades: PK-5 | 433 students
  • Blix Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 36%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1302 E 38th St
    Tacoma, WA 98404
    (253)571-7400

    Grades: PK-5 | 537 students
  • Boze Math: 32% | Reading: 44%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1140 E 65th St
    Tacoma, WA 98404
    (253)571-4688

    Grades: PK-5 | 435 students
  • Browns Point Math: 66% | Reading: 77%
    Rank: Top 20%
    1526 51st St Ne
    Tacoma, WA 98422
    (253)571-7600

    Grades: K-5 | 428 students
  • Bryant Math: 41% | Reading: 48%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    717 S Grant Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253)571-2800

    Grades: PK-8 | 510 students
  • Community Based Trans Program Special Education School
    601 S 8th St
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253)571-2603

    Grades: 11-12 | 72 students
  • Crescent Heights Math: 58% | Reading: 63%
    Rank: Top 50%
    4110 Nassau Ave Ne
    Tacoma, WA 98422
    (253)571-5500

    Grades: K-5 | 465 students
  • Day Reporting School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    5501 6th Avenue
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253)571-2670

    Grades: 9-12 | 23 students
  • Delong Math: 43% | Reading: 46%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    4901 S 14 St St
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253)571-5800

    Grades: K-5 | 416 students
  • Downing Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank: Top 30%
    2502 N Orchard St
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253)571-7133

    Grades: PK-5 | 285 students
  • Edison Math: 52% | Reading: 63%
    Rank: Top 50%
    5830 S Pine St
    Tacoma, WA 98409
    (253)571-1700

    Grades: PK-5 | 432 students
  • Fawcett Math: 42% | Reading: 43%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    126 E 60th St
    Tacoma, WA 98404
    (253)571-4700

    Grades: K-5 | 440 students
  • Fern Hill Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    8442 S Park Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98444
    (253)571-3888

    Grades: PK-5 | 306 students
  • First Creek Middle School Math: 25% | Reading: 35%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1801 E. 56th Street
    Tacoma, WA 98404
    (253)571-2700

    Grades: 6-8 | 733 students
  • Foss Math: 20-24% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2112 S Tyler St
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253)571-7300

    Grades: 9-12 | 791 students
  • Franklin Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1402 S Lawrence St
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253)571-1400

    Grades: PK-5 | 306 students
  • Fresh Start Alternative School
    601 S 8th Street
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253)571-3273

    Grades: 9-12 | 382 students
  • Geiger Math: 47% | Reading: 51%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    7401 S 8th St
    Tacoma, WA 98465
    (253)571-6800

    Grades: K-5 | 476 students
  • Grant Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank: Top 50%
    1018 N Prospect St
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253)571-5400

    Grades: PK-5 | 342 students
  • Gray Math: 28% | Reading: 35%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    6229 S Tyler St
    Tacoma, WA 98409
    (253)571-5200

    Grades: 6-8 | 526 students
  • Helen B. Stafford Elementary School Math: 48% | Reading: 47%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1615 South 92nd St
    Tacoma, WA 98444
    (253)571-4300

    Grades: PK-5 | 517 students
  • Hoyt Early Learning Center
    2708 N Union Avenue
    Tacoma, WA 98407
    (253)571-1000

    Grades: PK | n/a student
  • Industrial Design Engineering And Art Magnet School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank: Top 50%
    6701 S Park Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98444
    (253)571-7906

    Grades: 9-10 | 161 students
  • Jason Lee Math: 34% | Reading: 44%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    602 N Sprague Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98403
    (253)571-7700

    Grades: 6-8 | 547 students
  • Jefferson Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank: Top 50%
    6501 N 23rd St
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253)571-2261

    Grades: PK-5 | 318 students
  • Larchmont Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    8601 E B St
    Tacoma, WA 98445
    (253)571-6200

    Grades: PK-5 | 365 students
  • Lincoln Math: 20% | Reading: 47%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    701 S 37th St
    Tacoma, WA 98418
    (253)571-6700

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,443 student
  • Lister Math: 33% | Reading: 40%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2106 E 44th St
    Tacoma, WA 98404
    (253)571-2929

    Grades: PK-5 | 440 students
  • Lowell Math: 79% | Reading: 86%
    Rank: Top 5%
    810 Mr. Dahl Dr
    Tacoma, WA 98403
    (253)571-7200

    Grades: K-5 | 432 students
  • Lyon Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    101 E 46th St
    Tacoma, WA 98404
    (253)571-4800

    Grades: PK-5 | 346 students
  • Madison Headstart
    3102 S 43rd Street
    Tacoma, WA 98409
    (253)571-1032

    Grades: PK-K | 7 students
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