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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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North Thurston Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Lacey, WA. It has 14,962 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
About North Thurston Public Schools...
Address
305 College St NE
Lacey, WA 98516
Telephone
(360) 412-4400

North Thurston Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1150
548 responses
Average ACT
26
62 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
14,962
Free or Reduced Lunch
43.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,095
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$136,557,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,244/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    51%
  • Support Services
    45%
  • Other
    4%

North Thurston Public Schools Reviews

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Fantastic school district! I would highly recommend to either go North Thurston, or Tumwater. Awesome teachers and staff.
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North Thurston is a place I am lucky to have been a part of. I came in as a freshman with self confidence issues, few friends, and a poor work ethic. It is due to the amazing staff members such as my Calculus teacher, and my Band director that I was easily guided in a better direction. I also gained a sense of belonging very quickly, the upperclassmen I was close with, got me through the hardest year of my life by making me feel welcomed and loved. My GPA when I was a freshman was only a 3.0. Now, as a senior it is a 3.7. I think it is completely due to the good school I go to.
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.