B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 7,737 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 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
172 responses
Average ACT
25
17 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
7,737
Free or Reduced Lunch
74.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
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

38 reviews
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Generally, Pierce College provides a good array of courses to allow student success. I am a student started in 2016, and the college atmosphere for frank did not fit me at first. But as I tread through various boundaries, I found out staff here is helpful and amicable. They even helped me with starting my own club, finding advisor for it and funding it. The student life office gives a good range of events for students to attend. Also the school's staff of volunteering services accomodates thousands of volunteering activities and encourages student to take part in their life to make differece in society.

Overall,This school gives a competitive springboard to college, definitely recommended.
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I like the diversity of the schools. The school base grading for high schools. Is not great, the solutions for things are not well thought. They just come up with solutions, with out thinking of the cons. Creating more problems. The kids in school are well behaved. Teachers are for the most part freandly, they need to be more organized and on top of their grading!! I would like to see this changes happening by having more administrators check how classes are being run. Also giving teacher notes on how they can take care of a classroom, and how to react in different situations.
Franklin Pierce School District has not sufficiently updated old, broken down facilities. They are heavily involved in student activities, such as sports and clubs. Most teachers are very invested in student life and are there to help and encourage. Some schools have poor administration and don't seem to spend sufficient money on crucial things. But in all Franklin Pierce Schools are trying their very best to build their schools and students.