B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Franklin Pierce School District is a public school district located in Tacoma, WA. It has 7,652 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
315 129th St S
Tacoma, WA 98444
Telephone
(253) 298-3000
Website

Franklin Pierce School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1060
146 responses
Average ACT
25
15 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
7,652
Free or Reduced Lunch
69.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,230
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$80,347,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,813/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    5%

Franklin Pierce School District Reviews

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I have attended four schools in the Franklin Pierce School District, from 1st grade to 12th grade. I have had teachers who actually care about teaching quality material and preparing their students for graduation and beyond. My best experience has been at Franklin Pierce High School for the great academic focus and progressive behavior. Franklin Pierce however does need to work on the diversity of their teachers and staff, because the students here are very diverse and need representation.
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Franklin Pierce School District is a school district focused on the success of their students in any and or all of their secondary plans throughout their entire academic experience. The Teachers and Administration strive to help students expand to their full potential as a student and as a person; they provide support for students unlike other school districts. Their efforts are demonstrated by their graduation rates and other statistics that further prove their success. As a student I have been welcomed by the school since the beginning of my school career; however, in the school district there is a need for improvements on buildings the recent bond will fix this problem that is the center of my concern for the school district as a whole.
I got to Washington High School in the Franklin Pierce School District. I'm currently a senior and have been in this school district since I was a kindergartener. Every school I have been to in this district has been the best experience I've ever had. Now of course there were times I've had troubles with the school and felt like I was being picked on or wasn't getting the education that I need. But being the vocal person that I am, every time I felt funny about something I would state it and it would always be addressed. Most of my teachers I felt like they truly cared about me and wanted to see me succeed, not just educationally but in life. Although I'm a senior now, I still have teachers that remember my name from middle school and elementary school and always ask how I'm doin whenever I see them. Like any other schools, Franklin Pierce School District schools do have their ups and downs but we don't have as many downs as we have ups.