Wilson

1202 N Orchard St
Tacoma, WA 98406
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Wilson serves 1,280 students in grades 9-12.
Wilson placed in the top 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 72% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Top Placements

Wilson places among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

Wilson's student population of 1,280 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,280 students
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Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
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School Comparison

Wilson is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,039 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Wilson is 0.64, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#998 out of 2039 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:118:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
10%
8%
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Hispanic
10%
23%
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Black
15%
4%
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White
57%
54%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
6%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.640.64
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Graduation Rate
97%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTacoma School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Wilson is Day Reporting School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Remann Hall Juvenile Detention Center (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tacoma Day Reporting School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 23 students
    0.5 miles
    5501 6th Avenue
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253) 571-2670
    0.5 9-12 23
  • Tacoma Remann Hall Juvenile Detention Center Reading: PS%
    Grades: 5-12 | 25 students
    0.5 miles
    5501 6th Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253) 571-2670
    0.5 5-12 25
  • Tacoma Downing Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 285 students
    0.6 miles
    2502 N Orchard St
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253) 571-7133
    0.6 PK-5 285
  • Tacoma Pearl Street Center Special Education School
    Grades: 6-12 | 11 students
    0.7 miles
    815 S Pearl St
    Tacoma, WA 98465
    (253) 571-2600
    0.7 6-12 11
  • Tacoma Delong Math: 43% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 416 students
    0.9 miles
    4901 S 14 St St
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253) 571-5800
    0.9 K-5 416

School Reviews

5  
I went to Wilson. It was an awesome experience. Great teachers, great fellow classmates. Totally changed the meaning of high school for me. I strongly recommend this school for any student in the North End area.
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