Top 10 Best Tacoma Public High Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 30 public high schools serving 15,008 students in Tacoma, WA.
The top ranked public high schools in Tacoma, WA are Curtis Junior High School, Curtis Senior High School and Science And Math Institute Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Tacoma, WA public high schools have an average math proficiency score of 38% (versus the Washington public high school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 59% statewide average). High schools in Tacoma have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Washington public high schools.
Tacoma, WA public high school have a Graduation Rate of 88%, which is more than the Washington average of 80%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Science And Math Institute Elementary School, with ≥95% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Washington or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Washington public high school average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Best Tacoma, WA Public High Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
Gates Secondary School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
813 132nd Street S
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 298-4005
Grades: 8-12
| 84 students
Rank: #99.
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: #1010.
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: #1111.
Wilson Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1202 N Orchard St
Tacoma, WA 98406
(253) 571-6000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,214 students
Rank: #1212.
Washington High School
Math: 24% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
12420 Ainsworth Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 298-4705
Grades: 9-12
| 974 students
Rank: #1313.
Columbia Junior High School
Math: 30% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2901 54th Avenue E
Tacoma, WA 98424
(253) 517-1600
Grades: 8-9
| 608 students
Rank: #1414.
Foss Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2112 S Tyler St
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 571-7300
Grades: 9-12
| 605 students
Rank: #1515.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 23% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
701 S 37th St
Tacoma, WA 98418
(253) 571-6700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,686 students
Rank: #1616.
Mt Tahoma Elementary School
Math: 14% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4634 S 74th Street
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 571-3800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,353 students
Rank: #1717.
Oakland High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3319 S Adams St
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 571-5102
Grades: 9-12
| 144 students
Rank: n/an/a
Alternative Spcl Needs Div Occ Elementary School
Special Education School
601 S 8th St
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 571-1040
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
1101 South Yakima Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 680-7184
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
1101 South Yakima Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 680-7584
Grades: 9-12
| 381 students
Rank: n/an/a
Community Based Trans Program Elementary School
Special Education School
601 S 8th St
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 571-2603
Grades: 11-12
| 67 students
Rank: n/an/a
Fife Open Doors Elementary School
Alternative School
5802 20th Street East
Tacoma, WA 98424
(253) 517-1000
Grades: 10-12
| 27 students
Rank: n/an/a
Insight School Of Wa Open Doors Program
Alternative School
2601 S 35th St Ste 100
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 292-5817
Grades: 9-12
| 15 students
Rank: n/an/a
5501 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA 98406
(253) 571-2670
Grades: 5-12
| 6 students
Rank: n/an/a
The School At Pearl Youth Residence
Special Education School
1201 S. Proctor St
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 396-5937
Grades: 6-12
| 19 students
Rank: n/an/a
Tacoma Business Academy
Alternative School
1101 South Yakima, C/o John Pa
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 571-1126
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Tacoma Open Doors Elementary School
Alternative School
601 S 8th Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 571-3273
Grades: 9-12
| 324 students
Rank: n/an/a
930 Tacoma Ave S, C/o Miguel V
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 571-1032
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
601 S 8th St
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 571-1033
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Washington Virtual Academy
Alternative School
2601 S. 35th St., Ste. 100
Tacoma, WA 98407
(866) 548-9444
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Tacoma, Washington

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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