University Place School District

3717 Grandview Dr W
University Place, WA 98466-2138
(District boundaries shown in map)
10/
10
Top 10%

Top Rankings

University Place School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Washington for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 10%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%)
Science Proficiency
Highest science proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 3 public middle schools serving 2,178 students in University Place School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public middle schools in Washington.
Public Middle Schools in University Place School District have an average math proficiency score of 53% (versus the Washington public middle school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 70% (versus the 51% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Washington public middle school average of 49% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (WA)
# Schools
8 Schools
858 Schools
# Students
5,613 Students
333,319 Students
# Teachers
326 Teachers
18,061 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

University Place School District, which is ranked within the top 10% of all 307 school districts in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 94% has increased from 89% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (WA)
#18 out of 307 school districts
(Top 10%)
This chart display the overall district rank of University Place   School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
56%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of University Place   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 2021-22 school year data.
70%
53%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of University Place   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 2021-22 school year data.
59%
49%
94%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of University Place   School District and public school graduation rate of WA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.73
0.67
# American Indian Students
23 Students
5,934 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
2%
# Asian Students
555 Students
24,389 Students
% Asian Students
10%
8%
# Hispanic Students
950 Students
81,316 Students
% Hispanic Students
17%
25%
# Black Students
573 Students
13,984 Students
% Black Students
10%
4%
# White Students
2,550 Students
167,677 Students
% White Students
45%
51%
# Hawaiian Students
82 Students
3,863 Students
% Hawaiian Students
2%
1%
# Two or more races Students
871 Students
28,719 Students
% of Two or more races Students
16%
9%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
77
1,625
# Students in K Grade:
386
5,541
# Students in 1st Grade:
394
6,081
# Students in 2nd Grade:
406
6,611
# Students in 3rd Grade:
402
6,751
# Students in 4th Grade:
425
6,859
# Students in 5th Grade:
450
9,769
# Students in 6th Grade:
399
69,755
# Students in 7th Grade:
454
83,790
# Students in 8th Grade:
422
85,819
# Students in 9th Grade:
453
15,142
# Students in 10th Grade:
434
11,360
# Students in 11th Grade:
459
11,288
# Students in 12th Grade:
452
12,928
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,334 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,038. The school district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $15,857 is less than the state median of $19,494. The school district spending/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
This School District
This State (WA)
Total Revenue
$92 MM
$20,715 MM
This chart display total revenue of University Place   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$89 MM
$21,212 MM
This chart display total spending of University Place   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,334
$19,038
This chart display average revenue per public school student in University Place   School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$15,857
$19,494
This chart display average spending per public school student in University Place   School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best University Place School District Public Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Narrows View Intermediate
(Math: 64% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7813 44th St W
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 566-5630
Grades: 5-7
| 676 students
Rank: #22.
Drum Intermediate
(Math: 50% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4909 79th Avenue W
University Place, WA 98467
(253) 566-5660
Grades: 5-7
| 627 students
Rank: #33.
Curtis Junior High School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3725 Grandview Drive West
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 566-5670
Grades: 8-9
| 875 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 8 schools
  • Grades: 01-12
  • Enrollment: 5,613 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • : 94% (Top 5% in WA)
  • : Top 10%
  • : 56% (Top 10%)
  • : 70% (Top 10%)
  • : 59% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

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