Tacoma School District

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  • For the 2019-20 school year, there are 65 public schools managed by Tacoma School District serving 29,098 students in Tacoma, Washington.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Washington state average of 45%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is less than the state average of 19:1.

Tacoma School District (2019-20)

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

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • Tacoma Angelo Giaudrone Middle School
    4902 S Alaska St
    Tacoma, WA 98408
    (253)571-5811

    Grades: 6-8 | 658 students
  • Tacoma Arlington
    3002 S 72nd St
    Tacoma, WA 98409
    (253)571-3200

    Grades: PK-5 | 272 students
  • Tacoma Baker
    8001 So J Street
    Tacoma, WA 98408
    (253)571-5000

    Grades: 6-8 | 718 students
  • Tacoma Birney
    1202 S 76th St
    Tacoma, WA 98408
    (253)571-4600

    Grades: PK-5 | 436 students
  • Tacoma Blix Elementary School
    1302 E 38th St
    Tacoma, WA 98404
    (253)571-7400

    Grades: PK-5 | 523 students
  • Tacoma Boze
    1140 E 65th St
    Tacoma, WA 98404
    (253)571-4688

    Grades: PK-5 | 390 students
  • Tacoma Browns Point
    1526 51st St Ne
    Tacoma, WA 98422
    (253)571-7600

    Grades: K-5 | 428 students
  • Tacoma Bryant
    717 S Grant Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253)571-2800

    Grades: PK-8 | 478 students
  • Tacoma Community Based Trans Program Special Education School
    601 S 8th St
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253)571-2603

    Grades: 11-12 | 61 students
  • Tacoma Crescent Heights
    4110 Nassau Ave Ne
    Tacoma, WA 98422
    (253)571-5500

    Grades: K-5 | 483 students
  • Tacoma Day Reporting School Alternative School
    5501 6th Avenue
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253)571-2677

    Grades: 9-12 | 20 students
  • Tacoma Delong
    4901 S 14 St St
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253)571-5800

    Grades: K-5 | 418 students
  • Tacoma Downing
    2502 N Orchard St
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253)571-7133

    Grades: PK-5 | 311 students
  • Tacoma Edison
    5830 S Pine St
    Tacoma, WA 98409
    (253)571-1700

    Grades: PK-5 | 467 students
  • Tacoma Fawcett
    126 E 60th St
    Tacoma, WA 98404
    (253)571-4700

    Grades: K-5 | 446 students
  • Tacoma Fern Hill
    8442 S Park Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98444
    (253)571-3888

    Grades: PK-5 | 312 students
  • Tacoma First Creek Middle School
    1801 E. 56th Street
    Tacoma, WA 98404
    (253)571-2700

    Grades: 6-8 | 791 students
  • Tacoma Foss
    2112 S Tyler St
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253)571-7300

    Grades: 9-12 | 801 students
  • Tacoma Franklin
    1402 S Lawrence St
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253)571-1400

    Grades: PK-5 | 314 students
  • Tacoma Fresh Start Alternative School
    601 S 8th Street
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253)571-3273

    Grades: 9-12 | 376 students
  • Tacoma Geiger
    7401 S 8th St
    Tacoma, WA 98465
    (253)571-6800

    Grades: K-5 | 445 students
  • Tacoma Grant
    1018 N Prospect St
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253)571-5400

    Grades: PK-5 | 382 students
  • Tacoma Gray
    6229 S Tyler St
    Tacoma, WA 98409
    (253)571-5200

    Grades: 6-8 | 553 students
  • Tacoma Helen B. Stafford Elementary School
    1615 South 92nd St
    Tacoma, WA 98444
    (253)571-4300

    Grades: PK-5 | 513 students
  • Tacoma Hoyt Early Learning Center
    2708 N Union Avenue
    Tacoma, WA 98407
    (253)571-1000

    Grades: PK | n/a students
  • Tacoma Industrial Design Engineering And Art
    6701 S Park Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98444
    (253)571-7906

    Grades: 9 | 123 students
  • Tacoma Jason Lee
    602 N Sprague Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98403
    (253)571-7700

    Grades: 6-8 | 536 students
  • Tacoma Jefferson
    6501 N 23rd St
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253)571-2261

    Grades: PK-5 | 280 students
  • Tacoma Larchmont
    8601 E B St
    Tacoma, WA 98445
    (253)571-6200

    Grades: PK-5 | 371 students
  • Tacoma Lincoln
    701 S 37th St
    Tacoma, WA 98418
    (253)571-6700

    Grades: 9-12 | 1509 students
  • Tacoma Lister
    2106 E 44th St
    Tacoma, WA 98404
    (253)571-2929

    Grades: PK-5 | 486 students
  • Tacoma Lowell
    810 Mr. Dahl Dr
    Tacoma, WA 98403
    (253)571-7200

    Grades: K-5 | 442 students
  • Tacoma Lyon
    101 E 46th St
    Tacoma, WA 98404
    (253)571-4800

    Grades: PK-5 | 360 students
  • Tacoma Madison Headstart
    3102 S 43rd Street
    Tacoma, WA 98409
    (253)571-1032

    Grades: PK | 4 students
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Overview

School District NameTacoma School District
# of Schoolsn/a
# of Students29,098 students
# of Teachers1,626 Teacher(s)
Student : Teacher Ratio18:1
# of Male Students12,993 students
% Male Students
45%
# of Female Students16,105 students
% Female Students
55%

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.76
# of American Indian Students368 students
% American Indian Students
1%
# of Asian Students2,793 students
% Asian Students
10%
# of Hispanic Students5,764 students
% Hispanic Students
20%
# of Black Students4,820 students
% Black Students
17%
# of White Students11,774 students
% White Students
40%
# of Hawaiian Students823 students
% of Hawaiian Students
3%
# of Two or more races Students2,756 students
% of Two or more races Students
9%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:250
# of Students in Kindergarten:2,264
# of Students in 1st Grade:2,345
# of Students in 2nd Grade:2,408
# of Students in 3rd Grade:2,464
# of Students in 4th Grade:2,446
# of Students in 5th Grade:2,352
# of Students in 6th Grade:2,071
# of Students in 7th Grade:2,007
# of Students in 8th Grade:1,981
# of Students in 9th Grade:2,126
# of Students in 10th Grade:1,989
# of Students in 11th Grade:2,082
# of Students in 12th Grade:2,313
# of Ungraded Students: -

District Comparison

  • Tacoma School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 293 school districts in Washington (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 86% has increased from 74% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (WA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
86%
82%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Tacoma School District and public school graduation rate of WA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $12,330 in this school district is less than the state average of $14,981. 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 $13,157. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 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 2016-17 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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$12,330$14,981
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 2016-17 school year data.
Spending / Student$12,196$13,157
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 2016-17 school year data.
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Tacoma School District public schools have a diversity score of 0.76, which is higher than the Washington average of 0.41. The most diverse school in the district is Lister. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Washington or national school diversity statistics.