1202 N Orchard St
Tacoma, WA 98406
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Wilson serves 1,214 students in grades 9-12.
Wilson placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is equal to the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Washington state average of 49% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,214 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 10% in WA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Wilson's student population of 1,214 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,214 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
54 teachers
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School Rankings

Wilson is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,052 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Wilson is 0.67, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1417 out of 2052 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
16:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
8%
8%
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Hispanic
13%
25%
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Black
12%
5%
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White
54%
51%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
11%
9%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score
0.67
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Graduation Rate
95%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   2/26/2016
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - deezl

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,214 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 10%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

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