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  • For the 2019-20 school year, there are 9 public schools managed by University Place School District serving 5,714 students in University Place, Washington.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the Washington state average of 45%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is more than the state average of 19:1.

University Place School District (2019-20)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • University Place Chambers Elementary School
    9101 56th Ave W
    University Place, WA 98467
    (253)566-5650

    Grades: K-4 | 503 students
  • Tacoma Curtis Junior High School
    3725 Grandview Drive West
    Tacoma, WA 98466
    (253)566-5670

    Grades: 8-9 | 946 students
  • Tacoma Curtis Senior High School
    8425 40th W
    Tacoma, WA 98466
    (253)566-5710

    Grades: 10-12 | 1476 students
  • University Place Drum Intermediate
    4909 79th Avenue W
    University Place, WA 98467
    (253)566-5660

    Grades: 5-7 | 619 students
  • Tacoma Evergreen Primary
    7102 40th St W
    Tacoma, WA 98466
    (253)566-5680

    Grades: PK-4 | 529 students
  • Tacoma Narrows View Intermediate
    7813 44th St W
    Tacoma, WA 98466
    (253)566-5630

    Grades: 5-7 | 685 students
  • Tacoma Sunset Primary
    4523 97th Ave W
    Tacoma, WA 98466
    (253)566-5640

    Grades: K-4 | 422 students
  • Tacoma University Place Primary
    2708 W Grandview Dr
    Tacoma, WA 98466
    (253)566-5620

    Grades: PK-4 | 534 students
  • Tacoma University Place Special Education Special Education School
    3717 Grandview Drive W
    Tacoma, WA 98466
    (253)566-5600

    Grades: K-12 | n/a students

Overview

School District NameUniversity Place School District
# of Schoolsn/a
# of Students5,714 students
# of Teachers291 Teacher(s)
Student : Teacher Ratio20:1
# of Male Students2,410 students
% Male Students
42%
# of Female Students3,304 students
% Female Students
58%

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.70
# of American Indian Students30 students
% American Indian Students
1%
# of Asian Students541 students
% Asian Students
9%
# of Hispanic Students795 students
% Hispanic Students
14%
# of Black Students524 students
% Black Students
9%
# of White Students2,814 students
% White Students
49%
# of Hawaiian Students55 students
% of Hawaiian Students
1%
# of Two or more races Students955 students
% of Two or more races Students
17%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:69
# of Students in Kindergarten:379
# of Students in 1st Grade:352
# of Students in 2nd Grade:392
# of Students in 3rd Grade:390
# of Students in 4th Grade:405
# of Students in 5th Grade:392
# of Students in 6th Grade:460
# of Students in 7th Grade:453
# of Students in 8th Grade:468
# of Students in 9th Grade:483
# of Students in 10th Grade:513
# of Students in 11th Grade:468
# of Students in 12th Grade:490
# of Ungraded Students: -

District Comparison

  • University Place School District, which is ranked within the top 10% 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 91% has increased from 86% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (WA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
51%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
61%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
91%
82%
This chart display public school graduation rate of University Place 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 $11,617 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 $12,030 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$66 MM$12 MM
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Spending$68 MM$11 MM
This chart display total spending of University Place School District and average spending for each school distric in WA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$11,617$14,981
This chart display average revenue per public school student in University Place School District and average revenue per public school student in WA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending / Student$12,030$13,157
This chart display average spending per public school student in University Place 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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University Place School District public schools have a diversity score of 0.70, which is higher than the Washington average of 0.41. The most diverse school in the district is Chambers Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Washington or national school diversity statistics.