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  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    C+
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Bethel School District is a public school district located in Spanaway, WA. It has 18,941 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.
Address
516 176th St E
Spanaway, WA 98387
Telephone
(253) 683-6009
Website

Bethel School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1090
372 responses
Average ACT
23
88 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
18,941
Free or Reduced Lunch
46.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,275
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$193,522,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,381/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    5%

Bethel School District Reviews

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It has problems with drugs and violence and infrastructure failures just like every school district. However, this relatively average group of people all care deeply about their community. In the past few months, I have had the chance to be part of the Bethel School District's "strategic planning team." This team was a collection of individuals from the Spanaway area, all from completely different backgrounds including; college reps, local businesses owners, teachers, students, workers, and parents who were devoted to creating the best possible plan for the future of the Bethel School District, its faculty, the community, local business, nearby colleges and most importantly the pursuit of an outstanding public education for all students regardless of race, gender, identity, political ideology, opinion and any other potential barriers to their success.
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I like bethel school district because in my high school we are culturally diverse, so its easy to fit in and find friends cause there are so many groups of people from different backgrounds. What i would like to change about bethel school district is the amount of school spirit clubs and activities we have. At Spanaway lake high school we don't have many clubs that grab the attention of students. I think if we had more clubs for different interest groups at the school it would increase school spirit and the overall school environment would be more positive because we actually have something to look forward to besides late starts, half days, and breaks.
Bethel really wasn’t really for me. The administration has favorites. They treat people of color very different in general. I would not recommend going to bethel. The teachers don’t care, they tell you to do things on your own and when you don’t understand they don’t help you. It’s very difficult to succeed in certain classes. There are some good teachers though, they still care about you actually learning. If you get one you better appreciate them.