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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Fife School District is an above average, public school district located in Tacoma, WA. It has 3,716 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
5802 20th St E
Tacoma, WA 98424
Telephone
(253) 517-1000

Fife School District Rankings

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  • Middle
  • High

High Schools in Fife School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1140
114 responses
Average ACT
24
20 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,716
Free or Reduced Lunch
42.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,102
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$33,983,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,765/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$58,649
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,125
National
$949
Median Home Value
$243,200
National
$184,700

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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My first year in the Fife School District it was scary no friends, but I wasn't alone I had my brother to make the tough first weeks better. The teachers were friendly and amazing I had this teacher Miss.Elder she was funny,sarcastic and reminded me deeply of my mom we bounded quickly and was a teacher I could talk to and make jokes with. When we transferred over to the High School all the teachers accepted us all like their own kids, at Fife your not alone you are apart of one big family. Mrs.Hockman is another teacher I had that I could laugh and make jokes with I enjoy talking with her and learning from both of the teachers I had.
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.