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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
North Thurston Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Lacey, WA. It has 14,894 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
305 College St NE
Lacey, WA 98516
Telephone
(360) 412-4400
Website

North Thurston Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1150
433 responses
Average ACT
26
50 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
14,894
Free or Reduced Lunch
44.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,954
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$136,557,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,715/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    52%
  • Support Services
    43%
  • Other
    5%

North Thurston Public Schools Reviews

29 reviews
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I've been attending North Thurston Public Schools for a while now and nothing beats my experiences here. I love the environment and the great diversity in the district, it's a great place to live, learn and be successful. The teachers make you feel welcomed every morning and also throughout the day. There's help anytime and anywhere with anyone if you need it, the counselors are always there to help students individually with problems ranging from school to just about life as well. The students act as one, a family with warming smiles and happy faces. It makes you feel at home and that's what a school should feel like.
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I attend River Ridge high school ,I am proud to say i feel like i attend the most diverse high school in the district. I have never felt like i have had to look around and actually notice the color of someones skin because everyone is so different. . The staff at all schools are the best and the schools come together very well. The only problem i have experienced is the over crowding and switching the school zones, i currently attend River Ridge high school and have been a student for almost three years now and will be graduating soon. I hope to see some updates on the building because of the terrible weather and crazy overcrowded hall ways. I hope to see the same kind of growth with the students and staff as well as the schools themselves after i graduate, it has been a great experience.
North Thurston public schools enabled me to pursue my learning in a safe and comfortable environment. I was able to interact with people of diverse backgrounds and I built meaningful relationships with the teachers here. I was able to enroll into programs such as AVId and Running Start, and I feel prepared and ready for college.