C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Bethel School District is a public school district located in Spanaway, WA. It has 18,420 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.
Address
516 176th St E
Spanaway, WA 98387
Telephone
(253) 683-6000
Website

Bethel School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1080
329 responses
Average ACT
23
74 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
18,420
Free or Reduced Lunch
52.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,275
Teachers in First/Second Year

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 have been in the Bethel School District all my academic life. I was part of two elementary schools, a brand new Middle school and a top rank 4A high school, who it just so happens have made it to the football State Playoffs each of my four years playing.
The atmosphere is over the top. School spirit is phenomenal. The experience with the teachers and faculty at all schools has set me on this course of success. I have been involved in Yearbook, fundraisers, leadership in both Middle and High school. All aspects of student life have afforded great opportunities for involvement and community. Volunteering for youth events around the area.
The businesses within the Bethel School District are supportive and focus energy on student success. This is really a great school district and I am grateful to have been a part of it.
I like the Bethel School District in terms of diversity. It allowed students to express their heritage and people were mainly accepting to them. What I didn't like about the district is that they didn't allow students to be creative. The district doesn't go above and beyond for having students express their skills and traits. Students usually have no motivation to create possibilities for themselves like making new projects, expressing ideas to make the district better, etc. Creativity is what the district needs to recognize the new and upcoming minds of the future.