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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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Fife School District is an above average, public school district located in Tacoma, WA. It has 3,692 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.
Address
5802 20th St E
Tacoma, WA 98424
Telephone
(253) 517-1000
Website

Fife School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1150
92 responses
Average ACT
24
16 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
3,692
Free or Reduced Lunch
46.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,505
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$33,983,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,454/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    5%

Fife School District Reviews

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Throughout my 13 years in the Fife School District, I have made many memories that will last a lifetime. I have never been surrounded by a better group of people who all care and support each other. If I am remembering correctly, I always wanted to go to school when I was younger. Once I got into middle school, I joined Fife's amazing music program that I have been a part of ever since. Also, once I reached the high school I joined the incredible theater department that host hundreds of people around the community. There has never been a time where I have felt like I could not get the help I need and it has caused me to succeed immensely throughout my school career. Overall, the Fife School District has made my time at school extraordinary, I would not want to be anywhere else!
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The environment and community are wonderful. Everybody works together as one, huge family. However, the buildings are awfully old and crummy. There are constant gas leaks in all of the school buildings. There are mysterious smells from the pipes. There seems to be little to no air circulation. There was air conditioning blazing through our school in the middle of freezing Washington winter, because the heaters don't work.
The Fife School District is a great district if you want a small community-like surrounding. Due to its small size everyone knows everyone and feels like a family. Education is strong but the class to staff ratio could be stronger. I, a student who has been to multiple different districts would highly recommend this one due to the friendliness and politeness our students contain. Fife for life!